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NERVA, 96-98 - AE Cistophorus van 3 denarii, Ephesos of Pergamon(98)

weight 10,09 gr. ; silver 25mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR POT PP COS IIII 
rev. Distyle temple containing the standing figures of Nerva crowned by female deity,
COM - ASIA at either side of temple, ROMA ET AVG on entablature

Cohen- (cf.14) ; RIC 123 RR
vf

1.095,00 



NERVA, 96-98 - AR Denarius, Rome (Jan.-Sept.97)

weight 3,40gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head of Nerva right
IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP
rev. Clasped right hands   CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM

Cohen 20 ; RIC 14 ; BMC 25 ; Sear 3020
Wonderful coin with excellent portrait and appealing tone.
Hard to find this excellent quality.
xf+

1.250,00 



NERVA, 96-98 - AR Cistopohoros, Ephesos or Pergamon (97)

weight 10,04gr. ; silver Ø 25mm.

obv. Laureate head of Nerva right 
IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P POT PP
rev. Distyle temple of Diana of Perge containing cultus-statue on base,
DIANA PERG on entablature

The Pamphylian city of Perge possessed a celebrated temple of Artemis (Diana), built in the Ionic order. It is known to have stood on high ground outside the city but, surprisingly, its exact site has never been found.

Cohen 42 ; RIC 116 ; BMC 83 ; Sear 3015 RR
Wonderful historical coin with good portrait and attractive patina.
vf/xf

1.950,00 



NERVA, 96-98 - AR Cistophoros, Pergamon or Ephesos (jan.-sept.97)

weight 10,54gr. ; silver Ø 25mm.

obv. Laureate head of Nerva right
IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P POT PP
rev. Legionary eagle between two standards   COS III

Cohen 44 ; RIC 118 ; BMC 80 ; Sear 3017 RR

Amazing coin with excellent portrait of Nerva. Very rare.
xf-

2.950,00 



NERVA, 96-98 - AE As, Rome (jan.-sept.97)

weight 12,46gr. ; copper Ø 26mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP
rev. Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
FORTVNA AVGVST S C

Cohen 68 ; RIC 83 ; cf. Sear 3062
Good portrait and  dark patina.
vf/vf-

170,00 



NERVA, 96-98 - AE Dupondius, Rome (jan.-sept 97)

weight 14,81gr. ; bronze Ø 27mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP
rev. Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae  FORTVNA AVGVST S C

Cohen 69 ; RIC 84 ; BMC 123 ; Sear 3057var.
Attractive brown patina. Excellent portrait.
xf-/vf+

725,00 



NERVA, 96-98 - AE As, Rome (sept.-dec.97)

weight 20,26gr. ; copper Ø 33mm.

obv. Laureate head of Nerva right, surrounded by the legend;
IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P II COS III PP
rev. Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right hand and short
sceptre, pointing up slightly to right, in left hand, surrounded by the legend;
LIBERTAS PVBLICA

Cohen 118 ; RIC 100 ; BMC 135 ; Sear 3050var.
Minor flan crack. Good portrait.
vf-

485,00 



NERVA, 96-98 - AE As, Rome (sept.-dec. 97)

weight 11,55gr. ; copper Ø 28,5mm.

obv. Laureate head of Nerva right, surrounded by the legend;
IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P II COS III PP
rev. Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right hand and short
sceptre, pointing up slightly to right, in left hand, surrounded by the legend;
LIBERTAS PVBLICA

Cohen 119 ; RIC 100 ; BMC 143 ; Sear 3064var.
Attractive dark brown patina. Good portrait.
vf

245,00 



NERVA, 96-98 - AE Sestertius, Rome (jan.-sept. 97 AD)

weight 21,93gr. ; orichalcum Ø 33mm.

obv. Laureate head right IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP
rev. Two mules grazing in opposite directions, two-wheeled cart in background
with shaft and harnesses tipped up  VEHICVLATIONE ITALIAE REMISSA S C

This coin type reflects a propaganda of the new regime, advertising the remission in Italy of the ‘vehiculatio’;  the tax formerly levied on both the homeland and the provinces to defray the costs of transporting government officials and messages. Rare.

Cohen 143 ; RIC 93 ; BMC 119 ; Sear 3055 R
f/vf

875,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (103-111)

weight 24,02gr. ; orichalcum Ø 32mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP CAES NER TRAIANO
AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
rev. Trajan seated left on platform, a second platform before him on which
attendant is seated, inscribing tablet to give to citizen mounting steps before him,
Liberalitas standing left in background, holding abacus, tall tripod behind 
CONGIARVM TERTIVM S C

Minted on occasion of Trajan′s fifth consulship. Very rare.

Cohen 45 ; RIC 469 ; Sear- (cf. 3182) RR
f/vf à vf-

750,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (115)

weight 28,98gr. ; orichalcum Ø 33mm.

obv. Draped and laureate bust of Trajanus right, surrounded by the legend;
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
rev. Naked jupiter standing left, holding scepter and a thunderbolt over
the head of a small figure of Trajanus, who is standing left in toga with
laurelbranch and scepter, surrounded by the legend;
CONSERVATORI PATRIS PATRIAE,  S C in exergue.

The usual legend applical to Jupiter is IOVI CONSERVATORI (Devine Providence). Not in this case. On this coin we see Jupiter standing to the left, a large cloak pendent from his shoulders; his right hand extended holds one side of the cloak spread out as a protection to the emperor, who is robed and stands on the right side of Jupiter, and holds up his right hand as if addressing some persons, or in token of thanks for protection afforded. Jupiter is frequently introduced on coins of the emperors, but only on the coins of this emperor in this peculiar character of conservator or preserver of the father of his country; ″Conservatori Patris Patriae″.

Cohen 49 ; RIC 643 ; BMC page 217 R
Highly interesting and rare coin with an exception 
fine-detailled portrait of Trajanus. Very rare this nice.
xf-

4.850,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (115)

weight 24,25gr. ; orichalcum Ø 33mm.
obv. Laureate and draped bust of Trajanus right
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
rev. Trajan, in military dress, seated right on high platform on left, by him stand
two officers; in front of him stand an officer and four soldiers whom he is haranguing;
behind in background, three standards  IMPERATOR VIII S C in exergue

This acclamation by his troops followed Trajan′s
capture of the Mesopotamian city if Singara.

Cohen 176 ; RIC 655 ; BMC 1017 ; Sear 3187 R
Dark patina. Rare type.
vf- à f/vf

495,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE As, probably Antiochia (115-116)

weight 9,07gr. ; bronze Ø 24mm.

obv. Radiate and draped bust right IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM
rev. S C within wreath  DAC PARTHICO PM TR POT XX COS VI PP

Cohen 122var. ; BMC 1093 ; RIC 644
traces of oxidation
f/vf

85,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE As, probably Antiochia (115-116)

weight 7,88gr. ; bronze Ø 24mm.

obv. Radiate and draped bust right
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM
rev. S C within wreath  
DAC PARTHICO PM TR POT XX COS VI PP

Cohen 122var. ; BMC 1093 ; RIC 644
f/vf à vf-

95,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Dupondius, Rome (113)

weight 12,24gr. ; bronze Ø 27mm.

obv. Radiate and draped bust right  IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO
AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP
rev. Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
FELICITAS AVGVST S C

Cohen 146 ; RIC 626 ; BMC 991 ; Sear 3216
Minor traces of oxidation. Attractive dark green patina.
vf-

125,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AR Denarius, Rome (116)

weight 3,25gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust right
IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO
rev. Naked Mars advancing right with trophee over left shoulder and holding
PM TR P COS VI PP SPQR

Cohen 267 ; RIC 342 ; BMC 592 ; Sear-
Wonderful coin with appealing tone.
xf

375,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AR Denarius, Rome (116)

weight 3,02gr. ; silver Ø 19,5mm.

obv. Draped and laurated bust right, surrounded by the legend;
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO AVG GER DAC
rev. Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium,
surrounded by the legend; PM TR P COS VI PP SPQR

Cohen 274 ; RIC 354 ; BMC 559
Wonderful coin of excellent style.
xf/unc

495,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Dupondius, Rome (116)

weight 12,01gr. ; orichalcum Ø 26mm.
obv. Draped and laureated bust of Trajan right  IMP CAES NER
TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P
rev.  Providentia, draped, standing left, pointing right hand at large globe
lying left, resting left elbow on column, and holding vertical sceptre in left
PROVIDENTIA AVGVSTI S P Q R, S - C across field
Cohen 322 ; RIC 665 ; BMC 1050 ; Sear 3218
Partly weak struck. Attractive dark patina.
vf-

140,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (116)

weight 24,35gr. ; orichalcum Ø 34mm.

obv. Draped and laureate bust of Trajan right  IMP CAES NER
TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P
rev.  Trajan, bare-headed, in military dress, seated left on platform on right
with prefect, presenting King Parthamaspates, standing left, to Parthia,
kneeling in front of him  REX PARTHIS DATVS, S C in exergue

Trajan′s last military campaign was meant to settle affairs in the East – no small task, even under the best of circumstances. He left Rome in October, 113 and settled in Antioch, which would be his headquarters and winter retreat for the next few years. In 114, Trajan invaded Armenia, annexed it as a Roman province, and killed Parthamasiris who was placed on the Armenian throne by his relative, the king of Parthia, Osroes I. In 115, the Roman emperor overran northern Mesopotamia and annexed it to Rome as well. The Romans then captured the Parthian capital, Ctesiphon, before sailing downriver to the Persian Gulf. However, in that year revolts erupted in Palestine, Syria and northern Mesopotamia, while a major Jewish revolt broke out in Roman territory, severely stretching Roman military resources. Trajan failed to take Hatra, which avoided total Parthian defeat. Parthian forces attacked key Roman positions and Roman garrisons at Seleucia, Nisibis and Edessa were evicted by the local populaces. Trajan subdued the rebels in Mesopotamia, installed the Parthian prince Parthamaspates as a client ruler, and withdrew to Syria. Trajan died in 117, before he could renew the war.

Cohen 328 ; RIC 667 ; BMC 1046 ; Sear 3191 R
Very attractyive coin, struck on wide planchet, with good portrait.
Small flancrack. Rare historical coin.
vf+

1.495,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AV Aureus, Rome (107)

weight 7,26gr. ; gold Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust of Trajanus right,
surrounded by the legend;
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC
rev. Salus, draped, seated left on throne, feeding out of patera in
right hand snake coiled round altar and resting left arm on throne
P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, SALVS AVG in exergue

Cohen 331 ; RIC 368 ; BMC 585 ; Calico 1086 ; Sear- R
Wonderful piece with fine details. Rare.
xf-

9.350,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Quadrans, Rome (107)

weight 2,99gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.

obv. Laureate head of Trajan right
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
rev. She-wolf standing left, S C in exergue

Cohen 340 ; RIC 694 ; BMC 1061 ; Sear 3246 S
Light traces of oxidation on the obverse.
f/vf

60,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98 -117 - AE Quadrans, Rome (101)

weight 2,35gr. ; bronze Ø 15mm.

obv. Diademed bust of Herakles right, lion’s skin knotted at neck
IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM
rev. Boar walking right, S C in exergue

Cohen 341 ; RIC 702 ; BMC 1062 ; Sear 3248 S
Very attractive coin with darkgreen patina.
vf/vf+

125,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Semis, Rome (105)

weight 3,56gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right, slight drapery on far left shoulder
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
rev. Prize-table (of games) on which stands an urn with a palm frond
and a wreath; on front and side, panels with gryphons, S C below

Under earlier emperors quadrantes did not have portraits. Under Trajan they
sometimes do. However, the larger size of this one allows us to decide it is a semis.

cf. Cohen 349 ; RIC 687 ; Hill 232 (issue 10, donative AD 105) ;
BMC 1068 ; Woytek 597b ; Sear 3247 (as quadrans) 
S
Very attractive coin with fine details. 
Rare in this outstanding quality.
xf-/xf

550,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (116)

weight 27,35gr. ; orichalcum Ø 33mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust of Trajanus right
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
rev. Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding up caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae
in left  SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, S C across field

Cohen 352 ; RIC 672 ; BMC 1023 ; MIR 534var. ; Sear 3192
Wonderful example with excellent portrait and attractive dark patina.
xf/xf-

3.250,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (116)

weight 28,01gr. ; orichalcum Ø 32mm.
obv. Laureate and draped bust of Trajanus right
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
rev. Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding up caduceus in right hand and
cornucopiae in left  SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, S C across field
Cohen 352 ; RIC 672 ; BMC 1022 ; Sear 3192
vf-

340,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE As, Rome (112-114)

weight 11,63gr. ; copper Ø 26mm.
obv. Laureate and draped bust of Trajanus right
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
rev. Victory, draped, advancing right holding wreath in extended right
hand and palm in left over left shoulder  S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI,
S - C across field
Cohen 355 ; RIC 675 ; BMC 1031 ; Sear -
Dark patina.
vf/vf+

165,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (103-111)

weight 25,07gr. ; orichalcum Ø 33mm.
obv. Laureate head right, drapery on far left shoulder
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V PP
rev. Helmeted Roma in military dress standing left, holding Victory in extended right
hand and vertical reversed spear in left, SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S - C in field
Cohen 383; RIC 483 ; BMC 775 ; MIR 299 b ; Sear-
Very attractive example with brown patina.
vf

650,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (104-107)

weight 25,51gr. ; orichalcum Ø 31mm.

obv. Laureate head of Trajanus right
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP
rev. Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and cornucopiae, her foot
set on bust of Dacian captive  SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S - C across field

Cohen 407 ; RIC 503 ; BMC 800var. ; MIR.200a ; Sear 3198var.
vf

395,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE As, Rome (105)

weight 11,35gr. ; copper Ø 26mm.

obv. Laureate head of Trajanus right
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP

rev. Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and cornucopiae, her foot
set on bust of Dacian captive  SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI,  S - C across field

Cohen 408 ; RIC 503 ; BMC 931 ; Sear 3231
vf-/vf

165,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AR Denarius, Rome (105-107)

weight 3,24gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right with aegis on chest
IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP
rev. Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae, altar at feet
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI

Cohen 412 ; cf. RIC 188 ; BMC 198 ; Sear-   R
Very attractive coin with appealing tone. Rare variety with aegis.

vf+

155,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Dupondius, Rome (103-111)

weight 13,26gr. ; copper Ø 26mm.

obv. Radiate head of Trajanus right
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP
rev. Pax seated left with branch; at her feet, a Dacian kneeling right.
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI,  S - C in exergue

Normally Pax is holding a branch and a transverse scepter.
This coin shows us a Pax with only holding a branch but no scepter.
Unpublished as such. Very rare.

Cohen 422var. ; RIC 512var. ; cf. BMC 892b ; Sear - RR
Attractive dark green patina.
vf/vf-

275,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (104-107)

weight 25,04gr. ; bronze Ø 33mm.

obv. Laureate head with aegis  right
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP
rev. Victory standling left, holding palm and erecting a trophy
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C

The reverse of this coin refers to the military successes of Trajan during the Dacian Wars (101–102, 105–106). These two military campaigns were fought between the Roman Empire and Dacia during Emperor Trajan′s rule. The conflicts were triggered by the constant Dacian threat on the Danubian province of Moesia and also by the increasing need for resources of the economy of the Empire.

Cohen 444 ; RIC 523 ; Sear -  S
Light traces of oxidation. Good portrait and dark patina.
vf+

485,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE As, Rome (107)

weight 10,57gr. ; copper Ø 26mm.

obv. Laureate head right with aegis on brest IMP CAES
NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP S C
rev. Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae  
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C 

Cohen 464 ; RIC 497 ; Sear-
Attractive coin with dark patina.
vf+ à vf/xf

225,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE As, Rome (103-111)

weight 10,57gr. ; copper Ø 26mm.

obv. Laureate head of Trajanus right with drapery on left shoulder
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP
rev. Fortuna, draped, standing left, holding rudder in front of prow in right
hand and cornucopiae in left  SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S - C across field

Cohen 478 ; RIC 500 ; Sear-
Attractive coin with dark brown patina.
vf

195,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (104)

weight 25,40gr. ; bronze Ø 32mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP CAES NERVAE
TRAIAN AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP
rev. Trajanus galloping right, brandishing spear at Dacian warrior who
is trampled by the fore-hooves of the horse SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C 

Cohen 508 ; RIC 534 ; BMC 834 R
vf

735,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (107)

weight 23,95gr. ; orichalcum Ø 32mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO
AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
rev. Octastyle temple of Honos on podium of three steps,
cult-statue of the god standing within  SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C

This imposing edifice is identified by Hill (op. Cit. pp.9-10) as that of the temple of Honos (part of the twin-temple of Honos and Virtus) situated outside the Porta Capena in Rome′s First Region.

Honos actually means nothing more than honor; it may seem remarkable to us that the Romans erected temples in honor of honor. To the Romans, however, that was nothing peculiar. To understand how Honor got herself a temple, it is necessary to familiarize ourselves with some basics of Roman religion.

Originally, the Romans′ faith was that of a peasant tribe shivering at the incomprehensible acts of growing and dying. Growing of crop and fruitbearing of trees was so mysterious and, at the same time, so essential that the Romans made the individual processes in the farming calendar deities. There was a goddess blossoming, a goddess fruits, a god granary and a goddess growing. Strictly speaking, all those deities had no human form. They were neither man nor woman but something impersonal. A case in point is the cult for Vesta who was responsible for the hearth and who was worshipped in the hearth′s fire.

To conclude any act successfully it was of paramount importance to pray to all protectors involved in that act. If, for example, a priest prayed for a good harvest, he invocated the following gods when sacrificing: first ploughman, second ploughman, rut maker, sower, tillerman, harrower, weeder, hoer, chopper, harvester, granarer, and dispenser. They all had to be revered to ensure a safe harvest.

That concept of deities was fundamentally different to that of the Greeks. A Greek might well have prayed to Zeus for gaining honor, or to Ares, when he had that kind of honor in mind that went hand in hand with a successful military career, or to Athena, when he was more interested in scientific honor. A Roman, in contrast, worshipped honor itself, that honor he was bestowed on based on achievements. That was the reason why Honos was combined with Virtus, that deity which received sacrifices in the context of virtue. Honos and Virtus necessarily were a pair of gods since they were closely linked in every-day life, too. Virtus, hence all abilities and virtues a man (= Lat. vir) could possess, led to Honos, i.e. the honor and reputation such a man deserved.

For that reason M. Claudius Marcellus pledged in 222 B. C. to build a temple in honor of these two deities. When fighting the Gauls, he had performed the biggest accomplishment possible and therefore was granted an extraordinary honor: in a fight man to man he had defeated the leader of hostile Gauls. That truly was a hero′s deed which the Romans honored by allowing Marcellus to personally dedicate the booty he took after the fight, the weapons of the enemy leader, in the temple of Jupiter. In 208, Marcellus intended to thank the gods and honor his vow but – to save expenditures – he tried to dedicate the existing Honos temple to both gods instead. That temple had been built in 234 by Q. Fabius Maximus Verrucosus after his victory over the Ligurians. Marcellus, however, wasn′t lucky. The senate felt that this way out of the vow was all too cheap. Hence, the victorious commander simply added a new cella for Virtus to the old one for Honos. In 205, that temple was inaugurated by his son. Vespasian had the building restored during his reign.

There is some indication that the temple shown on our coin is the very one for Honos. The statue inside the building, the die cutter has moved to the façade to make the identification easier, depicts a man with a drapery around the hips. In the right hand he is holding a scepter, in the left one a cornucopia. Similar depictions on other coins bear the explicit reference to Honos. But does this coin really allow a reconstruction of the temple′s layout?

Coins are no photographs. Roman die cutters had no desire to show a temple down to the tiniest detail. They rather showed what they regarded important. Something important was, for instance, when the temple was dedicated, hence the owner had to be clearly visible. Often, but not always, his depiction was integrated into the façade, sometimes in the shape of a cult statue. In fact, the god of course stayed in the interior of the cella, hidden from sight. It was absolutely of no relevance, however, how many columns a temple had, to the result that there are many depictions are known of one and the same temple differing in such quantifiable details. The building′s decoration with figures and reliefs was only relevant when the die cutter regarded it important in the context of his coin’s message. Because of that we are faced with depictions which show in minute detail the figural decoration of a building, whereas on others that decoration is only indicated by some lines.

Why, then, do we find the temple of the two deities, Honos and Virtus, on this Trajan coin and why is only one of them shown, i.e. Honos and not Virtus? After all, neither Honos nor Virtus ranged among the most important Roman deities. To understand that, we have to look at the inscription of the coin: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI – The senate and the Roman people to the highest prince. Thus, an honor was involved; senate and people of Rome had bestowed the title ″highest prince″ to Trajan. Well, the honor is obvious, like the statues of Honos on the coin′s reverse, but the condition for that honor were the countless achievements of Trajan, his Virtus. And just like Virtus belonged to Honos in the temple, these achievements were the true reason for Trajan′s honor, which the best of all principles, however – and this is the hidden message of this coin –, out of modesty really didn′t want to hear.

Cohen 552 ; RIC 575 ; BMC 857 ; Sear 3209 R
f+

350,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (107-108)

weight 23,16gr. ; orichalcum Ø 31mm.

obv. Laureate head right, light drapery on far shoulder
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
rev. S•P•Q•R / OPTIMO / PRINCIPI / S C in four lines within oak-wreath

Cohen 582 ; RIC 476a ; BMC 867 ; Strack 377 ; BM 317 ; MIR 296b R
Attractive example of this rare coin type.
vf/xf

895,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AR Cistophorus, Ephesus or Pergamum (98-99)

weight 10,04gr. ; silver Ø 24,5mm.
obv. Laureate head right with aegis on breast
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM
rev. Aquila between two signa  TR POT COS II

These cistophoric medaillions had the value of 4 drachms or 3 denarii. The dies for this coinage were produced in Rome. This bust with aegis is quite unusual and seems to be unpublished. Extremely rare variety.

cf. Cohen 608  ; cf. RIC 719  ; cf. BMC 146, 708 ; cf. Sear 3237 RRR
Wonderful large silver coin of Trajan with very attractive portrait and tone.  
vf/xf à vf+

1.750,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Dupondius, Rome (107)

weight 15,66gr. ; bronze Ø 29mm.

obv. Radiate head right  IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO
AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP
rev. Trophy with shields at base  SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, in field S - C

Cohen 573 ; RIC 586 ; BMC 909 ; Sear 3224
Minor weakness and flan crack, otherwise attractive coin with good details.
vf/xf

265,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Sestertius, Rome (98)

weight 24,92gr. ; bronze Ø 34mm.

obv. Laureate head of Trajanus right, aegis on breast
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M
rev. Pax seated left holding olive-branch and sceptre
TR POT COS II PP, S C in exergue

Rare variety with aegis. 

Cohen -  ; RIC 401var. ; cf. Sear 3214 R
Wonderful coin with amazing portrait of Trajan. Green patina.
xf

3.500,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - AE Dupondius, Rome (101)

weight 12,90gr. ; bronze Ø 27mm.

obv. Radiate head of Trajan  right  IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN
AVG GERM P M
rev. Justitia seated left, holding sceptre  TR POT COS IIII P P

Cohen 639 ; RIC 428 ; BMC 748-749var. ; Sear 3225
Minor traces of oxidation. Attractive dark patina.
vf- à f/vf

85,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - TRACIA, PERINTHOS - AE 20

weight 4,82gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Laureate head right  ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ϹΕΒΑ Ν ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ Γ Δ
rev. Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus in right hand,
left hand resting on long thyrsus; at his feet, panther left  ΠΕΡΙΝ - ΘΙΩΝ
RPC.III.698 ; Varbanov 56 (R4) ; Sch.355-356  R
Dark patina. Rare.
f/vf

65,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - LYDIA, PHILADELPHIA - I. SEVERIANOS, magistrate - AE 20

weight 7,37gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.
obv. Laureate head of Trajanus right 
(….) KAICAP TRAIANOC (??)
rev. Isis in long chiton standing left, holding sistrum in her
extended right hand, resting with her left hand on sceptre
ΕΠΙ Ι ϹΕΒΗΡΙ (ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ)
Cf. RPC III 2375 RRR
Attractive dark patina. Extremely rare.
vf-

185,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - CAPPADOCIA - AR Didrachm, Caesarea, 98-99 AD

weight 3,26gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  AYT KAIC NЄP TPAIANOC CЄB ΓERM
rev. Eleutheria standing left, holding pileus and rod  ΔHM ЄΞ YΠAT B

In Ancient Greece, Eleutheria was also an epithet for the goddess Artemis, and as such she was worshipped in Myra of Lycia. The Roman equivalent of the goddess Eleutheria is Libertas, a goddess in her own right, and a personification of liberty.

cf. Metcalf 54a/b ; cf. Sydenham 164-165
Very attractive coin with beautiful portrait. Rare.
xf-

625,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - CILICIA, EIRENOPOLIS - AE 23, jr.47

Sear GIC.- ; BMC- ; SNG. Copenhagen- ; Ziegler 1333 ; SNG.France 2254 ;
SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Levante- ; Slg. Leypold 2397
RR
two countermarks on the obverse : Nikè en Hygieiabust
vf

240,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - GALATIA - TITUS POMPONIUS BASSUS, gouvernor of Cappadocia-Gallatia, 94-100 AD - AE 25

weight 10,10gr. ; bronze Ø 24mm.

obv. Laureate head of Trajan right  AVT NEP TPAIANOC KAIΣAP ΣEB
rev. Mên standing left, wearing Phrygian cap and crescent on shoulders,
raising right hand   EΠI  ΠOM  BAΣΣO  KOINON  ΓAΛΛATIAΣ

Titus Pomponius Bassus was a Roman senator who held a number of imperial appointments. He was suffect consul in the nundinium of September-December 94 as the colleague of Lucius Silius Decianus. He enters history as the legatus or assistant of the proconsular governor of Asia Marcus Ulpius Traianus in 79/80. Although being a proconsular legate was a posting which could result in a number of influential contacts, fifteen years passed until Bassus acceded to the consulate. Around the year 94, either after he stepped down from the consulate, or while holding that magistracy in absentia, Bassus began his term as governor of Cappadocia-Galatia; where most terms as governor are about three years, his was prolonged for six years, standing down in the year 100. Upon returning to Rome, he was appointed curator of the alimenta in Central Italy, and was elected by the council of Ferentinum to be patron of that city. His last mention in history is as an addressee of Pliny the Younger. Pliny wrote Bassus a letter congratulating his retirement from the Senate, looking forward to a life of leisure and self-education after a career holding ″highly distinguished magistracies″ and having ″commanded armies″. This letter probably dates from the year 104 or 105.

BMC 6 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Sear GIC.1066 R
Highly interesting historical coin. Rare.
vf

650,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - KOINON OF CYPRUS - AE 33 of Trichalkon (112-117 AD)

weight 25,05gr. ; bronze Ø 33mm.
obv. Laurated and draped bust right
AYTOKP KAIC NЄP TRAIANΩ APICTΩ CЄB ΓEPM ΔAK
rev. Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding eagle-tipped scepter and patera,
around the legend ΔHMAPX  ЄΞ  YΠATOΣ, KOINON KYΠPIΩN in exergue

With this coin they followed the exact standard of the sestertius, in metal (orichalcum) weight and size. On this coin the cult of Zeus Salaminios is celebrated. This cult goes back to the early times of Teucer, the legendary founder of the city of Salamis. In Greek mythology, Teucer was the son of King Telamon of Salamis island and Hesione, daughter of King Laomedon of Troy. In the Hellenistic period a temple was built, dedicated to Zeus of Salamis. After the earthquakes of 76 and 77 AD, restoration of the city was begun under Vespasian and continued in the following decades. Also the temple of Zeus was rebuilt, even more impressive as it was before.Throughout this period, the city′s ceremonial focus was the sanctuary of Zeus, and the image of Zeus appeared prominently on Roman coins as we can also see on this coin.

The Koinon of Cyprus; In order to maintain some degree of autonomy after control of the island shifted to the Roman Empire, the various cities of Cyprus maintained a collective administrative body that reflected Hellenistic values introduced by the Ptolemaic dynasty at the end of the 4th century. Under the Ptolemies, the cities of Cyprus were allowed a degree of autonomy that was unfamiliar and somewhat unexpected. In order to maintain solidarity throughout the kingdom, the cities formed parliamentary committees with each other. Though the resulting confederation of Cypriot cities does not have an exact date of origin, the term Koinon (meaning ″common″) began to appear on inscriptions around the middle of the 2nd century BC. Little is known about the exact function of the Koinon, though it seems to have been grounded in religion due to its initial associations with religious festivals at the Temple of Aphrodite, which was located at Palaipafos. The large number of people that gathered at the Temple likely realized a need for religious unity amongst all of them; thus, the Koinon was formed to coordinate pancyprian religious festivals. Soon, the meetings of the Koinon began to stray from strictly religious matters and focus more on the social and political aspects of the country, including unifying the various districts and cities in terms of political representation. These assumptions are based on inscriptions on statues and other dedicatory epigraphical evidence around the island that implies that the Koinon had a presence all over Cyprus, as well as the money and influence to affect many different cities. Thus, the purpose of the Koinon shifted from autonomous parliamentary committees during the Hellenistic period to a religiously motivated pancyprian political body. The administrative privileges of the Koinon, by the end of the Roman period, included minting its own coins, participating in political relations with Rome, and bestowing honorary distinctions upon notable individuals. Inscriptions on statues, as previously mentioned, attest to this final function and indicate the fact that the Koinon was most likely a funded organization which received its dues in the form of an annual contribution from each city. The Koinon therefore maintained a great deal of power because it essentially controlled all forms of religion on the entirety of Cyprus. This power is later utilized to deify some of the Roman emperors starting with Augustus and ending with the dynasty of Septimius Severus. Known evidence in the form of inscriptions and dedications indicates with certainty that the emperors Augustus, Caracalla, Titus, Tiberius, Trajan, Vespasian, Claudius, Nero, and Septimius Severus and his succeeding dynasty all formed imperial cults that were represented on Cyprus. These cults were mostly formed by the emperors in an attempt to solidify their right to rule and gain religious support as peers of the Roman pantheon of gods.

BMC 40 ; SNG.Copenhagen 83 ; Forrer 7752 ; SNG.Schweiz II, 1733 ; Sear GIC- RR
Highly interesting and very rare large bronze coin.
vf-

2.250,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - SYRIA, SELEUKIS & PIERIA, ANTIOCHA AD ORONTEM - AR Tetradrachm (110/111 AD)

weight 14,21gr. ; silver Ø 24mm.
Year 15, Consulship 5 (= 110/111 AD)
obv. Laureate head of Trajan, right; below, eagle standing right,
wings folded, club in field below head
AYTOKP KAIC NEP TRAIANOC CEB ΓEPM ΔAK
rev. Laureate bust of Melqart-Herakles right, lion-skin around neck,
knotted in front  ΔHMAPX EΞ IЄ YΠAT Є
McAlee 460 ; RPC.III.3539 ; Prieur 1515 (Tyre) ; Wruck 159

BMC Phoenicia p. 301, 15 ; cf. Butcher p. 91, 2
Minor weakness and some light scratches.
vf-/vf

275,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - SYRIA, SELEUKIS & PIERIA, ANTIOCHIA AD ORONTEM - AR Tetradrachm (112 AD)

weight 13,99gr. ; silver Ø 25mm.
Consulship 6 (= 112 AD)
obv. Laureate head of Trajan, right; below, eagle standing right, 
wings folded, club in field below head
AYTOKP KAIC NEP TRAIANOC CEB ΓEPM ΔAK
rev. Laureate bust of Melqart-Herakles right, lion-skin around neck,
knotted in front  ΔHMAPX EΞ IϚ YΠAT Ϛ
cf. Metcalf 54a/b ; cf. Sydenham 164-165 ; McAlee 461 ; 
RPC.III.3542 ; Prieur 1516 (Tyre) ; Wruck 162 ; 
BMC Phoenicia p. 301, 16 ; cf. Butcher p. 91, 2

Minor weakness.
vf

350,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - SYRIA , ANTIOCHA AD ORONTEM - AE Semis (98-99 AD)

weight 6,83gr. ; bronze Ø 21mm.
obv. Laureate head right  AYTOKP KAIC NЄP TPAIANOC CЄB ΓERM
rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ / ЄΧ ΗΠΑΤ Β in two lines within laurel wreath

This coin was minted in Rome for circulation in Syria. Dated Cos II (= 98-99 AD)

SNG.Copenhagen 186 ; BMC 100-106 (Caesarea) ;
Butcher page 409, no.15 ;
Sear GIC.1069
Light traces of oxidation.
vf-

85,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - SYRIA, SELEUKIS & PIERIA, LAODICEA - AE 26, jr.162 (114-115 AD)

weight 9,91gr. ; bronze Ø 26mm.
obv. Laurated head right  AYTOKP  NЄP TPAIANOC APICT CЄB  ΓЄPM ΔAK ΠAP
rev. Turred head of Tyche right, IOY in front, IOYΛIЄωN TωN KAI ΛAOΔIKЄωN BΞP
BMC 42 ; cf. Sear GIC.1080 ; SNG.Copenhagen 345
vf

125,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - ARABIA PETRAEA - AR Drachm (112-114 AD), Bostra

weight 3,32gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder
AYTOKP KAIC NEP TRAIAN CЄB ΓЄΡΜ ΔΑΚ
rev. Arabia standing left holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks;
at feet, camel  ΔHMAPX ЄΞ YΠAT S

The history of Bostra (or Bosra) goes far back in time. The settlement was first mentioned in the documents of Thutmose III and Akhenaten (14th century BC). Bosra was the first Nabatean city in the 2nd century BC. The Nabatean Kingdom was conquered by Cornelius Palma, a general of Trajan, in 106 AD. Bosra was renamed Nova Trajana Bostra and was the residence of the legio III Cyrenaica. It was made capital of the Roman province of Arabia Petraea. The city flourished and became a major metropolis at the juncture of several trade routes, namely the Via Traiana Nova, a Roman road that connected Damascus to the Red Sea. It became an important center for food production. Soon after the Roman occupation. Bosra began to mint its own coins. The two Councils of Arabia were held at Bosra in 246 and 247 AD.

By the Byzantine period which began in the 5th-century, Christianity became the dominant religion in Bosra. The city became a Metropolitan archbishop′s seat and a large cathedral was built in the sixth century. Bosra was conquered by the Sasanian Persians in the early seventh century, but was recaptured during a Byzantine reconquest. Bosra played an important part in the early life of Muhammad, as described in the entry for the Christian monk Bahira. The forces of the Rashidun Caliphate under general Khalid ibn Walid captured the city from the Byzantines in the Battle of Bosra in 634. A golden age of political and architectural activity in Bosra began during the reign of Ayyubid sultan al-Adil I (1196–1218). One of the first architectural developments in the city was the construction of eight large external towers in the Roman theater-turned-fortress. The project began in 1202 and were completed in 1253, towards the end of the Ayyubid period. The two northern corner towers alone occupied more space than the remaining six. After al-Adil′s death in 1218, his son as-Salih Ismail inherited the fief of Bosra who resided in its newly fortified citadel. During Ismail′s rule, Bosra gained political prominence. Ismail used the city as his base when he claimed the sultanate in Damascus on two separate occasions, reigning between 1237–38 and 1239–45.

In 1596 Bosra appeared in the Ottoman tax registers as Nafs Busra, being part of the nahiyah of Bani Nasiyya in the Qada of Hauran. It had a Muslim population consisting of 75 households and 27 bachelors, and a Christian population of 15 households and 8 bachelors. Taxes were paid on wheat, barley, summer crops, fruit- or other trees, goats and/or beehives and water mill. Today, Bosra is town in southern Syria with a major archaeological site, containing ruins from Roman, Byzantine, and Muslim times, its main feature being the well preserved Roman theatre. Every year there is a national music festival hosted in the main theatre.

ANSMN.20 (1975), 14-17 ; RPC III 4073-5 ; SNG.ANS.1153-1155
For the issue a very attractive example.
vf+

395,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - ARABIA PETRAEA - AR Drachm (114-116 AD), Bostra

weight 3,55gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate bust of Trajanus left wearing cuirass and paludamentum
AYTOKP KAIC NEP TRAIANѠ APICTѠ CЄB ΓЄΡΜ ΔΑΚ
rev. Two-humped (Bactrian) camel to left
ΔHMAPX ЄΞ YΠATO S

The history of Bostra (or Bosra) goes far back in time. The settlement was first mentioned in the documents of Thutmose III and Akhenaten (14th century BC). Bosra was the first Nabatean city in the 2nd century BC. The Nabatean Kingdom was conquered by Cornelius Palma, a general of Trajan, in 106 AD. Bosra was renamed Nova Trajana Bostra and was the residence of the legio III Cyrenaica. It was made capital of the Roman province of Arabia Petraea. The city flourished and became a major metropolis at the juncture of several trade routes, namely the Via Traiana Nova, a Roman road that connected Damascus to the Red Sea. It became an important center for food production. Soon after the Roman occupation. Bosra began to mint its own coins. The two Councils of Arabia were held at Bosra in 246 and 247 AD.

By the Byzantine period which began in the 5th-century, Christianity became the dominant religion in Bosra. The city became a Metropolitan archbishop′s seat and a large cathedral was built in the sixth century. Bosra was conquered by the Sasanian Persians in the early seventh century, but was recaptured during a Byzantine reconquest. Bosra played an important part in the early life of Muhammad, as described in the entry for the Christian monk Bahira. The forces of the Rashidun Caliphate under general Khalid ibn Walid captured the city from the Byzantines in the Battle of Bosra in 634. A golden age of political and architectural activity in Bosra began during the reign of Ayyubid sultan al-Adil I (1196–1218). One of the first architectural developments in the city was the construction of eight large external towers in the Roman theater-turned-fortress. The project began in 1202 and were completed in 1253, towards the end of the Ayyubid period. The two northern corner towers alone occupied more space than the remaining six. After al-Adil′s death in 1218, his son as-Salih Ismail inherited the fief of Bosra who resided in its newly fortified citadel. During Ismail′s rule, Bosra gained political prominence. Ismail used the city as his base when he claimed the sultanate in Damascus on two separate occasions, reigning between 1237–38 and 1239–45.

In 1596 Bosra appeared in the Ottoman tax registers as Nafs Busra, being part of the nahiyah of Bani Nasiyya in the Qada of Hauran. It had a Muslim population consisting of 75 households and 27 bachelors, and a Christian population of 15 households and 8 bachelors. Taxes were paid on wheat, barley, summer crops, fruit- or other trees, goats and/or beehives and water mill. Today, Bosra is town in southern Syria with a major archaeological site, containing ruins from Roman, Byzantine, and Muslim times, its main feature being the well preserved Roman theatre. Every year there is a national music festival hosted in the main theatre.

Metcalf, Tell Kalak 20 ; SNG ANS - ;
Kindler pl. VI, 12 ; RPC.4080 
RR
(cf. Roma Numismatics auction XIII, lot 508 in xf : GBP 1.900 + 18%)
Struck from dies of very fine style. Very rare.
vf

1.050,00 



TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117 - KYRENAICA, KYRENE - AR Hemidrachm (100 AD)

weight 1,57gr. ; silver Ø 15mm.
Consulship 3 (= 100 AD)
obv. Laureate head of Trajan, right
ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ
rev. Head of Zeus Ammon right

Formerly this coin type was attributed to Caesarea in Cappadocia.
Nowadays Kyrene is the general accepted attribution.

BMC 56 ; SNG.Copenhagen 203 ; Sydenham 178 (Cappadocia, Caesarea) ;
SNG. von Aulock 6394 ;  SNG.Fitzwilliam 5443-5444 ; SNG.Hunterian 310
Metcalf, The silver coinage of Cappadocia, New York 1996, pag.83, no.1 ;
Sr.GIC.1068 
R
vf/xf à vf+

325,00 



MARCIANA, sister of Trajanus - AR Denarius, Rome (112)

weight 3,05gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Diademed and draped bust right, surroundede by the legend;
DIVA AVGVSTA MARCIANA
rev. Eagle standing facing with spread wings, head turned right, on scepter,
surrounded by the legend;  CONSECRATIO

This denarius was struck to commomerate Trajan′s site Marciana, who died in 112 AD.
Very rare.

Sear 3328 ; Cohen 4 ; RIC 753 ; BMC 650 RR
vf/xf

3.850,00 



MATIDIA, niece of Trajan (98-117 AD) - AR Denarius, Rome (112)

gewicht 3,19gr. ; silver Ø 20mm.

obv. Draped and diademed bust right  MATIDIA AVG DIVAE MARCIANAE F
rev. Matidia standing facing, head left, her hands resting on the heads of her
two daughters Vibia Sabina and Rupilia Faustina  PIETAS AVGVST

Salonia Matidia was the daugther of Marciana, a sister of Trajanus.
She was favourite of the childless emperor and he treated her as his own daughter.

Cohen 10 ; RIC 759 ; BMC 660 RRR
some minor scratches
vf-

1.950,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE As, Rome (134-138)

weight 13,92gr. ; bronze Ø 25mm.

obv. Laureate head right  HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
rev. Hadrian in toga standting right, clasping hands with Roma,
standling left with spear  ADVENTVS AVG, S C in exergue

Cohen 83 ; RIC 794 ; BMC- (cf. 1570) S
Some minor tooling. Attractive portrait. Dark tone. Scarce
vf/vf-

160,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (136)

weight 3,16gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right  HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
rev. Egypt reclining left, holding sistrum and resting on basket with snake,
ibis at feet  AEGYPTOS

Between the years AD 119 and 136, the emperor Hadrian travelled throughout the Roman Empire, visiting various provinces.
In AD 130, Hadrianus moved on to Egypt, where he arrived before the Egyptian New Year on 29 August 130 and visited Alexandria. This coin commemorates Hadrian′s visit to Egypt. Scarce.

Cohen 100 ; RIC 297 S
vf/vf-

155,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE Sestertius, Rome (136)

weight 25,38gr. ; bronze Ø 31mm.

obv. Draped and laureate bust right  HADRIANVS AVGV COS III PP
rev. Egypt reclining left, holding sistrum and resting on basket of fruit,
ibis on column at feet  AEGYPTOS S C

Cohen 112 ; RIC 838 ; BMC 1695 R
vf-

435,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE As, Rome (134-138)

weight 13,44gr. ; copper Ø 24mm.

obv. Bare head right, light drapery on shoulder 
HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
rev. Annona standing left, holding corn-ears in right hand over modius,
holding rudder in left hand, resting on ship  ANNONA AVG S C

Cohen 166var. ; RIC 796 ; Sear- R
Portrait of good style and attractive dark green patina.
about vf

185,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (133-135)

weight 3,02gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Draped bust of Hadrianus, bare, right,
surrounded by the legend; HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
rev. Hadrianus in toga standing right, holding scroll,
clasping hands with Felicitas standing left holding caduceus,
surrounded by the legend; FELICITAS AVG

This variety with draped bust and bare head is very rare.

Cohen 632var. ; cf. RIC 237 ; BMC 613-617var. ;
Sear 3488var. ; RIC vol.III, part.3, 1998 (R2)
RR
Attractive toning.
vf

475,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AR Cistophorus, Laodikea in Phrygia (127-138)

weight 10,17gr. ; silver Ø 28mm.

obv. Bare head of Hadrian right  HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
rev. Zeus Laodikeos standing left, holding eagle end scepter COS III

The cistophoric silver medaillons had a value of 4 drachms or 3 denarii.

Cohen 275 ; RIC 497 ; BMC 1066 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Metcalf 56 R
about vf

695,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AE Sestertius, Rome (124-125)

weight 28,01gr. ; silver Ø 32mm.

obv. Laureate bust right, light drapery on far shoulder,
surrounded by the legend; HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Diana standing right, holding arrow and bow,
surrounded by the legend; COS III, S C across fields

Cohen 316 ; RIC 631b ; BMC 1281-1285 ; Sear 3583 ;
RIC Volume III, part 3, 738

Attractive dark green-brown patina.
vf-

295,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (126)

weight 3,44gr. ; silver Ø 19,5mm.

obv. Laureate head right  HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Concordia seated left, holding patera  COS III

Cohen 328 ; RIC 172d ; cf. Sear 3475
Very attractive coin with appealing tone.
xf

385,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (128-129)

weight 3,47gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head of Hadrianus right,
surrounded by the legend; HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP
rev. Virtus seated right, holding spear and parazonium,
surrounded by the legend; COS  I I I

Cohen 338 ; RIC 332 ; BMC 476 ; Sear 3472var. ;
RIC vol.III, part.3, 919

Light scrapes on reverse, otherwise very attractive coin.
xf/unc

225,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (126-127)

weight 2,66gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Bare head of Hadrianus right, light drapery on far shoulder,
surrounded by the legend; HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Victory seated left, holding wreath and palm,
surrounded by the legend; COS III

Cohen 361 ; RIC 183 ; BMC 426 ; Sear- ;
RIC vol.III, part.3, 858

Very minor traces of oxidation.
vf

80,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AE As, Rome (126-127)

weight 11,61gr. ; bronze Ø 26mm.

obv.Cuirassed bust, with bare head, of Hadrianus right,
surrounded by the legend; HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS 
rev. Salus standing right, holding snake and feeding it from patera,
surrounded by the legend; COS  I I I, S - C across fields

Cohen- (cf. 369) ; RIC- (cf. 669) ; BMC- (cf. 1341) ; Sear - (cf. 3681) ;
RIC vol.II, part 3, no.884 (R2)
RR
Attractive dark green patina. Very rare.
vf

850,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE As, Rome (128)

weight 10,46gr. ; copper  Ø 27mm.

obv. Laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Salus standing right, feeding from patera a
snake held in her arms COS III,  S - C in field

cf. Cohen 371 ; RIC 975 ; BMC 1380 ; Sear 3681
Very attractive coin with excellent portrait. Dark patina.
Rare in this high quality.
xf-

795,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (128)

weight 3,24gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Annona seated left, holding hook and cornucopiae,
modius with corn-ears at feet  COS III

Sear 3474 ; Cohen 379 ; RIC 170 ; BMC 385
Wonderful, nearly uncirculated, coin with excellent details.
unc-

550,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE As, Rome (126)

weight 10,42gr. ; copper  Ø 24mm.

obv. Laureate head right  HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Fides standing right holding corn-ears and dish of fruit COS III S C

cf. Cohen 388 ; RIC 668 ; BMC 1338 ; cf. Sear 3680
Very attractive portrait. Dark tone.
vf/xf à vf

235,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (126-127)

weight 2,57gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head of Hadrianus right, surrounded by the legend;
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Pudicitia standing left holding veil and other arm across body,
surrounded by the legend; COS III

Cohen 391 ; RIC 177 ; BMC 405 ; Sear - ;
RIC vol.III, part.3, 846

Very minor traces of oxidation.
f/vf à f+

40,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AE Semis, Rome (128-129)

weight 2,72gr. ; copper Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head of Hadrianus right, surrounded
by the legend; HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
rev. Three standards, surrounded by the legend;
COS III, SC in exergue

In RIC part 3 the reverse is described as legionary eagle (aquila)
between two standards. This is not the case with this coin.
There is no legionary eagle, only three standards.


Cohen 450 ; RIC 977 (quadrans) ; BMC 1381 ;
Sear 3703var. ; RIC vol.III, part 3, 976var.
R
Beautiful example with excellent details and dark patina.
Very rare in this wonderful state of preservation.
xf

750,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE As, Rome (129)

weight 12,17gr. ; copper Ø 27mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust right  HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Hadrian on horseback galloping right, holding couched spear
COS III PP above, S • C below

cf. Cohen 494 ; RIC 717 ; cf. BMC 1450 ; Sear 3684 R
Attractive coin of good style. Rare.
vf

275,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AE As, Rome (132-134)

weight 8,18gr. ; copper Ø 27mm.

obv. Draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrianus right,
surrounded by the legend; HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS 
rev. Clementia standing left, holding patera and sceptre, surrounded
by the legend; CLEMENTIA AVG COS III P P,  S - C cross fields

Cohen 517 ; RIC 714 ; Sear- ;
RIC vol.III, part 3, 1197
R
Very attractive example of excellent style and with fine details.
xf-

725,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE Sestertius, Rome (126)

weight 21,82gr. ; bronze Ø 31mm.

obv. Laureate head right  HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Hadrian on horseback prancing left, his right hand raised
COS III S C, EXPED AVG in exergue

Cohen 590 ; RIC 645 ; BMC 1313 ; Sear 3594 R
Some tooling and minor traces of oxidation,
otherwise attractive coin with dark tone. Rare.

vf

495,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (136)

weight 2,98gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Bare head of Hadrianus right, surrounded by the legend;
HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
rev. Fides standing right, holding corn ears and dish of fruits,
surrounded by the legend; FIDES PVBLICA

Cohen 716 ; RIC 241A ; BMC 627 ; Sear 3492var. ;
RIC vol.II, part 3, 2200

Very attractive example with excellent details. Near mint state.
xf/unc

550,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (119-122)

weight 3,35gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head of Hadrian right  HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
rev. Fortuna, draped, seated left on throne, holding rudder on globe in
right hand and cornucopiae in left FORT RED COS III

Cohen 724 ; RIC 360 ; BMC 516note ; Sear-
Attractive tone.
vf/xf

110,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE As, Rome (132-134)

weight 11,84gr. ; bronze Ø 26mm.

obv. Draped bust, bare, of Hadrian right  HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
COS III P P, FORT RED in exergue, S - C in field

Cohen 737 ; RIC 723 ; BMC 1463 ; Sear-
Very attractive coin of fine style.
vf/xf

550,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE Sestertius, Rome (August - December 117)

weight 25,06gr. ; orichalcum Ø 33mm.

obv. Bust of Hadrian, laureate, cuirassed, right,
viewed from front, surrounded by the legend;
IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER
rev. Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia,
surrounded by the legend; DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P,  
FORT RED in exergue,  S - C across fields

This sestertius belong to the first series of coins that were
minted after Hadrian′s appointment as emperor. Very rare.

Cohen 740 ; RIC 536 ; Sear- ; BMC 1105 ;
RIC vol.III, part 3, 39 (R2)  
RR
Very minor traces of oxidation.
f/vf à vf-

450,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AV Aureus, Rome (134-138)

weight 6,42gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.

obv. Draped bust, bare, of Hadrian right  HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
rev. Fortuna standing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left
FORTVNA • AVG

Cohen 769 ; RIC 245 ; BMC 322 note 641 ; Calicó 1263 ; Sear-
A few minor scratches. Very attractive coin of fine style. Rare.
vf/xf à xf-

7.350,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE Sestertius, Rome (134)

weight 24,74gr. ; bronze Ø 31mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust right  HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
rev. Hadrian standing right, holding scroll, clasping right hand with
Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopiae FORTVNAE REDVCI S C

Cohen 795 ; RIC 762 ; BMC 1520 ; Sear- (cf.3601) R
Attractive and rare coin with good portrait and dark-green patina.
vf

695,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (118)

weight 3,30gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate bust of Hadrianus right, light drapery on left shoulder,
surrounded by the legend; IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
rev. Justitia seated left on throne, holding patera and sceptre, 
surrounded by the legend; P M TR P COS II, IVSTITIA in exergue

Cohen 877 ; RIC 42 ; BMC 74 ; Sear - (cf. 3501) ;
RIC vol.III, part.3, 117

f+

45,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (121)

weight 3,33gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right, drapery on far left shoulder
IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
rev. Hadrian seated left on platform, extending right hand towards
citizen who stands right on ground before him, holdin out fold of toga 
PM TR P COS III, LIBERAL AVG III in exergue

Cohen 909 ; RIC 129 ; BMC 293 ; cf. Sear 3504 R
Rare type.
f/vf à vf-

135,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AE Sestertius, Rome (118)

weight 26,05gr. ; bronze Ø 32mm.

obv.Laureate bust of Hadrianus right, drapery on left shoulder,
surrounded by the legend; IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
rev. Hadrian, togate, seated left on sella castrensis set on daïs, extending his
right hand, attending to the distribution made by an officer, who is seated,
to a citizen mounting steps up to it; Liberalitas standing left, holding tessera,
surrounded by the legend; PONT MAX TR POT COS II, LIBERALITAS AVG.
S  C in exergue

Cohen 914 ; RIC 552 ; BMC 1136var. ; Sear 3606var. ;
Banti 488 ; RIC vol.II, part 3, no.163
R
A fabulous sestertius with a classic early portrait
of Hadrian and an animated reverse scene. Rare.
xf-

4.750,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE Sestertius, Rome (119-121)

weight 24,35gr. ; bronze Ø 31mm.

obv.Laureate and draped bust right
IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
rev. Hadrian, togate, seated left on platform, on right, extending right hand;
behind, an officer standing left; in front, on his right, an attendant holding up tessera;
at foot of platform, citizen standing right, holding out fold of toga in both hands 
LIBERALITAS AVG III S • C

Cohen 930 ; RIC 582c ; BMC 1189 ; Sear- R
Minor flan crack. Very interesting and rare type.
vf/vf-

775,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (123)

weight 2,92gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
rev. Aequitas standing left, holding scales and conucopiae  PM TR P COS III

Cohen 1118 ; RIC 80 ; BMC 151 ; cf. Sear 3520
f/vf

45,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (123)

weight 3,34gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laurated head right  IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
rev. Aequitas standing left, holding scales and conucopiae  PM TR P COS III

Cohen 1120 ; RIC 80 ; BMC 154
(cf. NAC, auction106, lot.619 in good xf; CHF 750 + 20%)
Excellent coin with very fine details, nearly uncirculated.
xf/unc

525,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE As, Rome (119-121)

weight 10,72gr. ; copper Ø 26mm.

obv. Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder
IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
rev. Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae
PM TR P COS III, S - C across field

Cohen 1142 ; RIC 616b ; Hill 229 ; cf. Sear 3688
Minor traces of oxidation. Attractive coin with fine details and dark green patina.
vf+ à vf/xf

225,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (119-122)

weight 2,87gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
rev. Pax seated left, holding Victory on globe and branch
PM TR P COS III

note; the Victory is shown very stylistic. This is quite unusual.
Cohen 1147 ; RIC 95 ; Sear-
vf

75,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE Sestertius, Rome (136)

weight 27,01gr. ; bronze Ø 33mm.

obv. Draped and laureate bust right  HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
rev. Hadrian standing left, raising kneeling figure of Africa, holding corn-ears
RESTITVTORI AFRICAE S C

Cohen 1226 ; RIC 941f R
f+

235,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE Sestertius, Rome (119-121)

weight 24,76gr. ; bronze Ø 33mm.

obv. Laureate bust right, drapery on far left shoulder
IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
rev. Togate figure of Hadrian standing left, laureate, holding his toga
in his left hand, his right hand extended toward a kneeling female figure
who wears a crown and a cloak flowing out behind. The figure holds a
globe and reaches up towards the standing figure, their hands touching
RESTITVTORI ORBIS TERRARVM, S C in exergue

The legend ′Restitutori Orbis terrarum′  means  ′to the restorer of the world′

Cohen 1285 ; RIC 594b ; BMC 1211 ; cf. Sear 3637 R
Very attractive and rare coin.
vf à vf/xf

1.350,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (119-122)

weight 3,28gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right
IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
rev. Salus seated left, feeding serpent, who is wrapped round an altar,
out of patera with right hand  P M TR P COS III, SALVS AVG in exergue

Cohen 1353 ; RIC 139b ; BMC 320 ; Sear-
Wonderful coin with excellent details. Near mintstate.
unc-

595,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - AE As, Rome (126)

weight 9,78gr. ; copper Ø 27mm.

obv. Laureate head right, light drapery on far left shoulder
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Salus standing left, feeding snake arising from altar and holding sceptre
SALVS AVGVSTI, S - C in field, COS III in exergue

Cohen 1357 ; RIC 678 ; BMC 1349 ; Sear 3692
Very attractive coin with fine detailed portrait and dark patina.
vf/xf à vf+

325,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (137-138)

weight 3,34gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Bare head of Hadrianus right,surrounded by the legend;
HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
rev. Spes advancing left, holding flower in right hand, and lifting
robe with left, surrounded by the legend; SPES P R

Cohen 1411 ; RIC 274 ; BMC 733 ; Sear 3542 ;
RIC vol.III, part.3, 2360

Attractive toning.
vf

85,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - AR Denarius, Rome (135)

weight 3,24gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
obv. Laureate head of Hadrian right
HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
rev. Victory, draped, advancing right, drawing out fold of dress
with right hand and pointing branch downwards VICTORIA AVG
Cohen 1455 ; RIC 282 ; BMC 761
Very attractive lustrous coin.
xf/unc

395,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - PONTOS, AMISOS - AR Drachm (136-137 AD)

weight 2,85gr.; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Portrait of Hadrian, bare, right
AVT KAI TPA AΔPIANOC CЄB ΠΠ VIII
rev. Demeter standing left, holding patera and torch
AMICOY EΛEVΘERAC ETOVC PZH

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; Sear GIC.-
RRR
Not published in the important reference litarature. Extermely rare.
f/vf

325,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - CAPPADOCIA, CAESAREA - AR Didrachm

weight 5,58gr. ; silver Ø 20mm.

obv. Laureate head of Hadrian right
ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤOC
rev. Mount Argaeus surmounted, three stars above
ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡ

Sydenham 270a ; Metcalf Conspectus 96a ; RPC.III.3099 R
Dark patina. Rare.
vf-

140,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - CAPPADOCIA, CAESAREA - AR Hemidrachm, regnal year 5 (120-121 AD)

weight 1,46gr. ; silver Ø 16mm.

obv. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right,
seen from front  ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤ
rev. Nikè advancing right, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left,
ЄT Є in right field

BMC 146 ; SNG.Copenhagen 224 ; Sydenham 260 ;
cf. Sear GIC.1232 ; RPC.III.3076

vf

85,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - CILICIA, SELEUCIA AD CALYCADNUM - AE 28, year 20 (137-138 AD)

weight 14,63gr. ; bronze Ø 28mm.

obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrianus right,
with paludamentum, seen from rear, surrounded by the legend;
ΤΟ Κ ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟⳞ ⳞΕΒ Π Π
rev. Heracles, wearing short chiton, standing, facing, head left,
resting on club and lion′s skin, surrounded by the legend;
ⳞΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΤΩ ΠΡ ΚΑΛΥ ΤΗⳞ ΙΕΡ, ΚΑΙ ΑⳞ ΑΥΤ in field to right

Seleucia on the Calycadnus (modern-day Silifke, Turkey) was founded by Seleucus I Nicator in the early 3rd century BC, one of several cities he named after himself. It is probable that there were already towns called Olbia (or Olba) and Hyria and that Seleucus I merely united them giving them his name. The city grew to include the nearby settlement of Holmi (in modern-day Taşucu) which had been established earlier as an Ionian colony but being on the coast was vulnerable to raiders and pirates. The new city up river was doubtless seen as safer against attacks from the sea so Seleucia achieved considerable commercial prosperity as a port for this corner of Cilicia (later named Isauria), and was even a rival of Tarsus.

Cilicia thrived as a province of the Romans, and Seleucia became a religious center with a renowned 2nd century Temple of Jupiter. It was also the site of a noted school of philosophy and literature, the birthplace of peripatetics Athenaeus and Xenarchus. The stone bridge was built by the governor L.Octavius Memor in 77 AD. Around 300 AD Isauria was established as an independent state with Seleucia as the capital. In the 11th century, the city was captured by the Seljuk Turks; they met with resistance and in 1137, Seleucia was besieged by Leon of Cilician Armenia. During this period of struggle between Armenians, Byzantines, Crusaders, and Turks, a stronghold was built on the heights overlooking the city. On June 10, 1190, the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa was drowned trying to cross the Calycadnus, near Seleucia during the Third Crusade. In the 13th century Seleucia was in the possession of the Hospitallers, who lost it to the Karamanid Principality in the second half of the 13th century, and then it ended up in the hands of the Ottomans under general Gedik Ahmet Pasha in 1471.

BMC - ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; 
Ziegler- ; SNG.Paris 968 ; SNG.Schweiz (Levante) - ;
Mionnet vol.VII suppl., no.332 (page 241) ;
RPC.III.3233 (8 specimens listed) ; Sear GIC.-  
RR
Dark patina. Very rare.
f/vf

175,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - SYRIA-SELEUKIS, ANTIOCHIA AD ORONTEM - AE 20

weight 6,21gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.

obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right with paludamentum,
seen from rear  ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
rev. S C , A below, within laurel-wreath

SNG.Copenhagen 207 ; SNG.München 227 ; 
CRS.253 ; RPC.III.3717 ; McAlee 540a

f/vf

50,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 - SYRIA, CHALCIDICE, CHALCIS AD BELUM- AE 22, year 25 (117 AD)

weight 12,68gr. ; bronze Ø 22mm.
obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrianus right, 
with paludamentum, surrounded by the legend; 
ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ Θ ΤΡΑ ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ
rev. ΦΛ ΧΑΛ / ΚΙΔΕⲰΝ / Κ Є within laurel-wreath

Dated year 25 (117 AD) according to the Era of Chalcis.

According to Appian, Chalcis (modern-today Qinnasrin, Syria) was founded by Seleucus I Nicator (305-281 BC), and named after Chalcis in Euboea. Chalcis was distinguished from Chalcis sub Libanum by its river, the ancient Belus. The river, but not the city, was named for the Semitic god Bel or Ba′al. In 92 AD, Chalcis received the title ″Flavia″, in honor of Emperor Domitian, to be known as ″Flavia of the Chalcidonese″. The city was a Christian bishopric from an early stage, at first a suffragan of Seleucia Pieria. In Late Antiquity, it belonged to the province of Syria Prima. Its importance was due to its strategic location, both as a caravan stop and as part of the frontier zone (limes) with the desert. In 540, the Sassanid shah Khusro I appeared before the city and extracted 200 pounds of gold as ransom in return for sparing the city. This prompted the Emperor Justinian I to order its fortifications rebuilt, a work undertaken by Isidore the Younger (a nephew of Isidore of Miletus) in circa 550. The Sassanids occupied the city in 608/9, during the Byzantine–Sassanid War of 602–628, and kept it until the war′s end. Barely ten years later, in 636/7, it fell to the Arabs after a brief resistance. During the second half of the 10th century, the city became a frequent conflict zone between the Byzantines and Hamdanids during the latter stages of the Arab–Byzantine wars. In 963 the inhabitants were evacuated, though they returned afterward. The city was destroyed by the Byzantines in 998. It was rebuilt, but once more sacked by the Byzantines in 1030. It remained as a barely populated, but strategic town during the Crusader period.

BMC page 148, 7var. ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; CRS 437/16 var.
RPC.III.3473 (7 specimens listed) ; Sear GIC- (cf. 1236)
RR
Dark patina. Very rare.
f/vf à f+

150,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - SYRIA-COMMAGENE, SAMOSATA - AE 17

weight 4,60gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.

obv. Draped and laureate bust right
AΔRIANOC  CЄBACTOC
rev. ΦΛA / CAMO / MHTPO / KOM within wreath

BMC 22 ; SNG.Copenhagen 17 ; Sear GIC.1235 R
Dark patina. Rare.
vf

95,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - EGYPT, ALEXANDRIA - AE Obol, jr.11 (126-127)

weight 4,31gr. ; bronze 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right  AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
rev. Hawk standing left, crowned with skhent, in field L - IA

Sear- (cf.3826) ; BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Milne- ; Emmett- RR
f

65,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN),117-138 - EGYPTE, ALEXANDRIA - BI Tetradrachm, jr.15 (130-131)

weight 12,12gr. ; bronze 25mm. 
obv. Laureate head right  AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
rev. Hadrianus in toga standing left holding sceptre, receiving ears of corn from
Alexandria, who stands right facing him, holding vexillum, L - IE across field

This type commemorates Hadrian′s visit to Egypt,
during the course of which Antinoüs was drowned in the Nile.

Dattari 1267 ; Milne 1294 ; Cologne 1026-1028 ; RPC.III, 5768/95 ;
Emmett 845 ; Staffieri In Nummis 60 ; BMC 669

vf

235,00 



HADRIANUS (HADRIAN), 117-138 & SABINA - CILICIA, EPIPHANEIA - AE 29, year 205 (137-138 AD)

weight 13,27gr. ; bronze Ø 29mm.
obv. Laureate and draped bust of Hadrianus right, surrounded by the legend;
ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙϹ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
rev. Draped bust of Sabina right, wearing stephane, surrounded by the legend;
ϹΑΒΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΕⲰΝ, Ε (upside down) in lower right field

Countermark ″bearded head right″ on the obverse (Howgego 104).

Epiphaneia was a city in Cilicia Secunda (Cilicia Trachea), in Anatolia. The city was originally called Oeniandos or Oiniandos, and was located in the area of the northern tip of the Gulf of Iskenderun on the route from Missis to Antioch. In the 2nd century BC the city was renamed Epiphania, in honour of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, King of Syria from 175 BC to 164 BC. The city is mentioned in the writings of Ptolemy and Pliny the Elder. Cicero stayed there briefly during his exile. In 66 BC the Roman general Pompey led a campaign against the Mediterranean pirates. After the surrender of the pirates, they were dispersed and many were settled at Epiphaneia. According to Gibbon, Saint George was born here, in a fuller′s shop, in the late 4th century. Saint Amphion was the earliest known bishop of Epiphaneia in 325, as a suffragan of the Bishop of Anazarbus. He attended the First Council of Nicaea in 325, and later suffered under the persecutions of Diocletian.

BMC page 76, no.1 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
Ziegler- ; SNG.Paris- ; SNG.Schweiz (Levante) 1816 ;
RPC.III.3394 (8 specimens listed) ; Sear GIC.1238
RR
Usual strike with weaknesses. Very rare.
vf-

450,00 



SABINA, wife of Hadrian (117-138) - AR Denarius, Rome (133-135)

weight 3,24gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Diademed and draped bust of Sabina right; 
hair is knotted in back and falls in waves down neck, 
hair also piled on top, above diadem, surrounded by the legend;
SABINA AVGVSTA
rev. Concordia seated left, holding patera and sceptre; below seat, cornucopia,
surrounded by the legend; CONCORDIA AVG

Cohen 24 ; RIC 391 ; BMC 932 ; Sear 3919var. ;
RIC vol.III, part 3, 2548

vf- à f/vf

100,00 



SABINA, wife of Hadrian (117-138 AD) - AR Denarius, Rome (134)

weight 2,98gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Diademed and draped bust of Sabina right;
hair is knotted in back and falls in waves down neck,
hair also piled on top, above diadem  SABINA AVGVSTA
rev. Juno, draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand
and vertical sceptre in left  IVNONI REGINAE

Cohen 43 ; RIC 395a ; BMC 94a ; Sear 3921
nearly vf

125,00 



SABINA, wife of Hadrian (117-138 AD) - AR Denarius, Rome (131)

weight 3,10gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Diademed and draped bust right SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P
rev. Pudicitia standing left drawing out folds of drapery from dress, left hand at side

Cohen 62 ; RIC 407 ; BMC 911 ; Sear 3922
atttactive coin with patina
vf

160,00 



SABINA, wife of Hadrian (117-138) - AR Denarius, Rome (133-135)

weight 3,26gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Diademed and draped bust of Sabina right; 
hair is knotted in back and falls in waves down neck, 
hair also piled on top, above diadem, surrounded by the legend;
SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P
rev. Vesta seated left, holding palladium and sceptre,
surrounded by the legend; VESTA

Cohen 81 ; RIC 410 ; BMC 915 ; Sear 3925
RIC vol.III, part 3, 2545

vf-

135,00 



SABINA, wife of Hadrian (117-138 AD) - AE As, Rome (133)

weight 7,64gr. ; copper Ø 24mm.

obv. Diademed and draped bust right SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P
rev. Vesta seated left, holding scepter and palladium  VESTA S C

Cohen 83 ; RIC 1046 ; BMC 1904 ; Sear 3952 R
Wonderful coin with fine-detailed portrait and dark-green patina. Very rare this nice.
xf-

1.250,00 



AELIUS AS CAESAR, 136-138 - AE Sestertius, Rome (137)

weight 26,51gr. ; bronze Ø 31mm.
obv. Bust of Lucius Aelius Caesar, bare, right
L  AELIVS CAESAR
rev. Concordia, draped, seated left, holding patera in right hand
and resting left arm on cornucopiae set on base
TR POT COS II, S - C in field, CONCORD in exergue

″He was a man of joyous life and well versed in letters. In the palace his stay was but a short one but he was considerate of his family, well-dressed, elegant in appearance, a man of regal beauty, with a countenance that commanded respect, a speaker of unusual eloquence, deft at writing verse, and, moreover, not altogether a failure in public life.″ – Historia Augusta

Aelius was born on 13 Januari 101 with the name Lucius Ceionius Commodus. His father, also named Lucius Ceionius Commodus (the author of the Augustan History adds the cognomen Verus), was consul in 106, and his paternal grandfather, also of the same name, was consul in 78. His paternal ancestors were from Etruria, and were of consular rank. His mother was a surmised but otherwise undocumented Roman woman named Ignota Plautia. The Augustan History states that his maternal grandfather and his maternal ancestors were of consular rank. Before 130, the younger Lucius Commodus married Avidia Plautia. Four children were born, among which  Lucius Ceionius Commodus the younger, which we know as the later emperor Lucius Verus. For a long time, the emperor Hadrian had considered his brother-in-law Lucius Julius Ursus Servianus as his unofficial successor. As Hadrian′s reign drew to a close, however, he changed his mind. Although the emperor certainly thought Servianus capable of ruling as an emperor after Hadrian′s own death, Servianus, by now in his nineties, was clearly too old for the position. Hadrian′s attentions turned to Servianus′ grandson, Gnaeus Pedanius Fuscus Salinator II. Hadrian promoted the young Salinator, his great-nephew, gave him special status in his court, and groomed him as his heir. However, in late 136, Hadrian almost died from a haemorrhage. Convalescent in his villa at Tivoli, he decided to change his mind, and selected Lucius Ceionius Commodus as his new successor, adopting him as his son. Although Lucius had no military experience, he had served as a senator, and had powerful political connections; however, he was in poor health. As part of his adoption, Lucius Ceionius Commodus took the name Lucius Aelius Caesar. After a year′s stationing on the Danube frontier, Aelius returned to Rome to make an address to the senate on the first day of 138. The night before the speech, however, he grew ill, and died of a haemorrhage late the next day. The prevailing modern view is that Aelius had, in fact, been suffering from Tuberculosis, one of the most dominant diseases in the ancient world and one that affected members of all classes. Hadrian put forward a remarkable new plan for the future of his dynasty, nominating not only his new successor on 24 Januari 138 – a mild-mannered senator named Aurelius Antoninus (Antoninus Pius) – but also the two after that (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus), who he demanded should rule concordantly, a first in the Imperial age.

Cohen 7 ; RIC 1057 ; BMC 1918
(cf. Numismatica Genevensis SA, auction 7, lot 365 in xf ; CHF 28.000 + 17,5%)
Spectacular coin with excellent portrait of Lucius Aelius
and with attractive dark patina. Among the finest known. Very rare.
xf

13.500,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE As, Rome (140-144)

weight 9,50gr. ; copper Ø 26mm.

obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right, surrounded by the legend;
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III
rev. Annona, draped, standing right, holding two corn-ears in right hand
over modius and corn-ears and cornucopiae in left; at feet right, prow right, 
surrounded by the legend; ANNONA AVG,  S C across fields

In ancient Roman religion, Annona is the divine personification of the grain supply to the city of Rome. She is closely connected to the goddess Ceres, with whom she is often depicted in art. Annona, often as Annona Augusti, was a creation of Imperial religious propaganda, manifested in iconography and cult practice. She is presented as a theophany of the emperor′s power to care for his people through the provision of grain.

Cohen 35 ; RIC 675 ; BMC 1356 ; Sear 4294var.
Wonderful coin with fine details and attractive dark patina.
xf-

550,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE As, Rome (140-144)

weight 16,24gr. ; copper Ø 27mm.

obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III
rev. Concordia, draped, standing left, holding Victory on
extended right hand and legionary eagle, vertical, in left
CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM S C

Cohen 140 ; RIC 678 ; Sear-
vf- à f/vf

95,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (161)

weight 3,07gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right  DIVVS ANTONINVS
rev. Eagle standing right, head turned back  CONSECRATIO

Cohen 154 ; RIC 429 ; BMC 41 ; Sear 5190
very attractive coins with good portrait
vf+

95,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (161)

weight 3,09gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  DIVVS ANTONINVS
rev. Eagle standing right, head turned back,
on garlanded altar  CONSECRATIO

Cohen 156 ; RIC 431 ; BMC 48 ; Sear 5192
vf

80,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (161)

weight 2,89gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Bare head right  DIVVS ATONINVS (sic !)
rev. eagle standing right on gloe, head turned left
CONSECRATIO

The diecutter forgot the first N in ANTONINVS. Unpublished.
Extremely rare.

Cohen 158var. ; RIC 433var. ; BMC 45var. ; MIR 25var. RRR
xf/unc

550,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (161)

weight 29,83 ; bronze Ø 34mm.

obv. Laureate head right  DIVVS ANTONINVS
rev. Eagle standing left on globe, head turned to right, wings open
CONSECRATIO S C

Cohen 162 ; RIC 1265 ; BMC 870 ; MIR 26 ; Sear 5197
Attractive brown patina. Heavy piece. Scarce.

f/vf à vf-

275,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (161)

weight 3,24gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right, light drapery on left shoulder  DIVVS ANTONINVS
rev. Pyramidal crematorium  CONSECRATIO

Cohen 164 ; RIC 438 ; BMC 60 ; MIR 27 ; Sear 5193
vf

85,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (161)

weight 23,02 ; bronze Ø 32mm.

obv. Head of Antoninus Pius, bare, right,
surrounded by the legend; DIVVS ANTONINVS
rev. Pyre in four tiers, decorated with swagged hangings an garlands,
surmounted by facing quadriga, surrounded by the legend;
CONSECRATIO,  S C below

From the formation of Rome to the mid-2nd century AD cremation was the more common method after somebody died. In the event of cremation, the body was taken to the necropolis (″city of the dead″) and put upon a funeral pyre. It was then burned, and the ashes and remaining fragments of bones and teeth were interned in a funerary urn. It was believed that until the body was interred, the ″shade″(spirit) had not crossed the River Styx yet (the river that takes one from the World of the Living to the World of the Dead). Thus, there was a sense that the psychic impression of the deceased still lingered around friends and family, and the spirit would become angered if anything negative was said about it. After the mid- 2nd century AD inhumation (or burial) eventually took over as the preferred method. The body would be placed inside a coffin, called a sarcophagus, which was often massive and richly decorated. The body was not buried with any possessions. This was a very old practice throughout the Mediterranean, but one that was hardly ever used in Rome, especially when cremation was the most common method.

After the death of an Emperor, he would be buried inside the city. This was an honor reserved for only the most exceptional and illustrious people; most Romans had to be buried outside of the city. It was also believed that Emperors did not become shades (spirits) like others did; rather, they became Gods through a process known as apotheosis. As such, the Emperor′s commemoration was much more impressive and more expensive monuments were erected. Trajan′s Column, under which the Optimus Princeps′ ashes were buried, is one of the most well-known Roman monuments.

Cohen 165 ; RIC 1266 ; BMC 872 ; MIR 27-6/10 ; Sear 5198var.
Attractive greenblack patina. Beautiful portrait.
vf/xf

1.150,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (153-154)

weight 3,25gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVII
rev. Vesta standing left, holding palladium and simpulum  COS IIII

Cohen 198 ; RIC 198 ; BMC 806 ; cf. Sear 4065
vf

60,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (154-155)

weight 2,76gr. ; silver Ø 17,5mm.

obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVIII
rev. Vesta standing left, holding palladium and simpulum  COS IIII

Cohen- (cf. 198) ; RIC- (cf.229a) ; BMC- (cf. 806) ; cf. Sear 4065 RRR
Seems to be unpublished. Extremely rare.

vf-

175,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (154-155)

weight 3,18gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVIII
rev. Vesta standing left before altar, holding patera and palladium COS IIII

Cohen 201 ; RIC 238 ; BMC 829 ; cf. Sear 4065
Attractive coin with appealing tone.

vf/xf

140,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (154-155)

weight 3,14gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVIII
rev. Fortuna standing right, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae COS IIII

Cohen 272 ; RIC 240 ; BMC 834 ; cf. Sear 4073
vf

65,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (147-148)

weight 3,45gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right, surrounded by the legend;
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XII
rev. Salus, draped, standing left, with patera in right hand feeding
snake coiled round altar and holding rudder on globe in left,
surrounded by the legend; COS IIII

Cohen 281 ; RIC 281 ; BMC 670 ; Sear 4075
Full lustrous coin with excellent details. Mint state.
unc

395,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (148-149)

weight 3,17gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XII
rev. Antoninus Pius, veiled, draped, standing left, with patera in right hand
sacrificing over tripod-altar and holding roll in left hand at side  COS IIII

Cohen 304 ; RIC 183 ; BMC 675 ; cf. Sear 4076
very minor roughness
vf

65,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (146)

weight 26,83gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.

obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P
rev. Antoninus, with radiate nimbus and in military attire, standing facing,
head left, holding branch and spear COS IIII, S - C in field

Cohen 318 ; RIC 765 ; BMC 1666 ; Sear 4167 S
Minor scratches. Dark patina. Scarce.
about vf

265,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (146)

weight 3,41gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
rev. Two clasped right hands, caduceus between,
two corn-ears on background  COS IIII

Cohen 344 ; RIC 136 ; BMC 530 ; Sear 4078
Wonderful lustrous coin with excellent details. Near mintstate.
unc

395,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (146)

weight 3,09gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
rev. Two clasped right hands, caduceus between, 
two corn-ears on background  COS IIII

Cohen 344 ; RIC 136 ; BMC 530 ; Sear 4078
Very attractive portrait.

xf-/vf+

145,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (162)

weight 3,24gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Bare head of Antoninus right, surrounded by the legend;
DIVVS ANTONINVS
rev. Statue of Antoninus Pius enthroned left, holding branch and
resting on sceptre, surrounded by the legend;  DIVO PIO

Cohen 352 ; RIC 442 ; BMC 65 ; MIR 44 ; Sear 5194
Fantastic uncirculated coin with excellent details.
unc

435,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (162)

weight 3,43gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Bare head right  DIVVS ANTONINVS
rev. Statue of Antoninus Pius enthroned left,
holding branch and resting on sceptre   DIVO PIO

Cohen 352 ; RIC 442 ; BMC 65 ; Sear 5194
vf+/vf

110,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (162)

weight 3,38gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Bare head of Antoninus Pius right,
surrounded by the legend;  DIVVS ANTONINVS
rev. Altar-enclosure with double panelled door and horns visible above,
surrounded by the legend; DIVO PIO

Cohen 357 ; RIC 441 ; BMC 71 ; MIR 47 ; Sear 5196
xf-

150,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (162)

weight 3,32gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Bare head right  DIVVS ANTONINVS
rev. Altar-enclosure with double panelled door and horns visible above
DIVO PIO
Cohen 357 ; RIC 441 ; BMC 71 ; Sear 5196
Wonderful lustrous coin with light toning. Near mintstate.
unc-

325,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (162)

weight 24,72 ; bronze Ø 32mm.

obv. Head of Antoninus Pius, bare, right  DIVVS ANTONINVS
rev. Rectangular altar  DIVO PIO, S - C in field

Minted shortly after the death of Antoninus,
during the early reign of marcus Aurelius.

Cohen 358 ; RIC 1272 ; BMC 886 ; MIR 47 ; Sear 5200
vf-/vf

335,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (147)

weight 30,50gr. ; bronze Ø 33mm.

obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right, surrounded by the legend;
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS IIII
obv. Felicitas, draped, standing, left, holding capricorn in extended right
hand and long caduceus, nearly vertical, in left, surrounded by the legend;
FELICITAS AVG,  S - C across field

Cohen 363 ; RIC 770 ; BMC 1677 ; Sear 4174
Very heavy piece. Attractive brown patina.
vf

350,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (159-160)

weight 3,19gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XXIII
rev. Fortuna standing right, holding rudder set on globe and out-turned cornucopiae
FORTVNA COS IIII

Cohen 383 ; RIC 300a ; BMC 976 ; Sear- (cf.4082)
vf

75,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AV Aureus, Rome (150-151)

weight 7,40gr. ; gold Ø 20mm.

obv. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right, surrounded by the legend;
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIIII
rev. Ceres, draped, standing right, holding two corn-ears in right hand;
at her side, Proserpina, draped, standing front, head left, holding pomegranate,
surrounded by the legend; LAETITIA COS IIII

The originally Roman goddess Libera was daughter of the agricultural goddess Ceres. Libera was officially identified with Proserpina in 205 BC, when she acquired a Romanised form of the Greek mystery rites and their attendant mythology. In 204 BC, a new "Greek-style" cult to Ceres and Proserpina as "Mother and Maiden" was imported from southern Italy, along with Greek priestesses to serve it, and was installed in Libera and Ceres temple on Rome′s Aventine Hill. The new cult and its priesthood were actively promoted by Rome′s religious authorities as morally desirable for respectable Roman women, and may have partly subsumed the temple′s older, native cult to Ceres, Liber and Libera; but the new rites seem to have functioned alongside the old, rather than replaced them.

Cohen 476 ; RIC 199c ; BMC 725 ; Calicó 1556 ; Sear 4008 R
Wonderful lustrous coin with excellent details.
Near mintstate. Very rare in this outstanding quality.
unc-

24.500,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Dupondius, Rome (139)

weight 14,19gr. ; bronze Ø 26,5mm.

obv. Radiate head of Antoninus right, surrounded by the legend;
IMP T AEL CAES HADR•ANTONINVS AVG PIVS
rev. Fides, draped, standing right, holding two corn-ears downwards in
right hand and plate of fruit on raised left, surrounded by the legend;
PM TR POT COS • II, S- C across fields

This coin type is not published in the reference literature.
Coin of the highest rarity, probably unique.

Cohen - ; RIC - ; BMC - ; Sear - RRRR
Coin of fine style and with attractive dark patina.
vf/xf

1.650,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (145-161)

weight 3,15gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
rev. rev. Liberalitas, draped, standing, left, holding abacus in right
hand and cornucopiae in left, LIB - IIII below, around TR POT COS IIII
Cohen 491 ; RIC 155 ; BMC 571 ; cf. Sear 4089
vf-

50,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (145-161)

weight 3,15gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
rev. Liberalitas, draped, standing, left, holding abacus in right
hand and cornucopiae in left  TR POT COS IIII, LIB - IIII in field
Cohen 491 ; RIC 155 ; BMC 571 ; cf. Sear 4089
vf

60,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (148)

weight 23,73gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.

obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS IIII
rev. Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae 
LIBERALITAS AVG V S C

Cohen 508 ; RIC 776 ; BMC 1695 ; Sear 4188
Dark patina.
about vf

165,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Dupondius, Rome (154-155)

Sear 4279var. ; Cohen 541 ; RIC 932
vf/vf-

110,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AV Aureus, Rome (151-152)

weight 7,16gr. ; gold Ø 20mm.

obv. Head of Antoninus Pius, bare, right
IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P
rev. Pax, draped, standing left, holding branch extended in right hand
and vertical sceptre in left, PAX below , around TR POT XIIII COS IIII

Cohen 579 ; RIC 200a ; BMC 726-727 ;
Calicó 1588 (this coin) ; Sear- (cf. 4014)

Small flan crack. Wonderful lustrous coin with excellent details.
Near mintstate. Very rare in this outstanding quality.
unc-

22.500,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (150-151)

weight 1,93gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
rev. Pax standing left, holding branch and long sceptre, PAX below,
around  TR POT XIIII COS IIII

Cohen 582 ; RIC 200c ; cf. BMC 729 ; Sear 4095
vf-

45,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (juli - oktober 138)

weight 23,14gr. ; bronze Ø 31mm.
obv. Head of Antoninus Pius, bare, right
IMP T AELIVS CAESAR ANTONINVS
rev. Veiled and diademed Pietas standing right next to altar,
raising right hand and holding box of incense in left
TRIB POT COS , S - C in field, PIETAS in exergue

Minted in the first months of his reign, when he was not yet accepted by the Senat, for which reason Antoninus choose not to use the title of Augustus but that of Caesar.

Cohen 600 ; RIC 1082 ; BMC 1950 ; Sear- R
Wonderful coin with powerful details and dark patina. Rare.
vf/xf

1.195,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Dupondius, Rome (144)

weight 14,12gr. ; bronze Ø 26mm.

obv. Radiate head of Antoninus right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR COS III
rev. Salus, draped, standing left, feeding out of patera in right hand
snake coiled round altar, left and holding vertical sceptre in left
SALVS AVG , S - C in field

Cohen 714 ; RIC 668 ; BMC 1348 ; Sear 4283
Attractive dark patina. Good portrait.
vf

150,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE As, Rome (151-152)

weight 10,39gr. ; copper Ø 25mm.
obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XV
rev. Salus, draped, standing left, feeding out of patera in right hand
snake coiled round altar, left and holding vertical sceptre in left
SALVS AVG COS IIII, S - C in lower field
Cohen 729 ; RIC 900a
Wonderful coin with fine details and dark patina.
vf/xf à xf-

395,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Dupondius, Rome (152-153)

weight 11,97gr. ; bronze Ø 26mm.
obv. Radiated head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVI
rev. Salus standing left, holding scepter and patera, feeding snake arising from altar
SALVS AVG COS IIII S C
Very attractive coin with good portrait and darkgreen patina.
Cohen 733 ; RIC 909a
xf-/vf+

375,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE As, Rome (140-144)

weight 11,10gr. ; copper Ø 25mm.
obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR COS III
rev. Apollo, standing left, holding patera in right hand and lyre in left,
S - C in field
Cohen 747 ; RIC 685 ; cf. Sear 4312
Dark brown patina. Very attractive and scarce coin.
vf/vf+

245,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (146)

weight 23,22gr. ; bronze Ø 29mm.
obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS IIII
rev. Securitas enthroned left, at ease, holding sceptre,
her head propped on her left hand, in field  S - C

Cohen 757 ; RIC 782 ; BMC 1712 ; Sear 4222
vf

235,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (158-159)

weight 26,44gr. ; bronze  Ø 30mm.
obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII
rev. Octastyle temple of Divus Augustus, containing cult-statues of Augustus
and Livia  TEMPL DIVI AVG REST COS IIII  S  C

The Temple of Divus Augustus was a major temple originally built to commemorate the deified first Roman emperor, Augustus. It was built between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, behind the Basilica Julia, on the site of the house that Augustus had inhabited before he entered public life in the mid-1st century BC. The temple′s construction took place during the 1st century AD, having been vowed by the Roman Senate shortly after the death of the emperor in AD 14. It is known from Roman coinage that the temple was originally built to an Ionic hexastyle design. However, its size, physical proportions and exact site are unknown. During the reign of Domitian the Temple of Divus Augustus was destroyed by fire but was rebuilt and rededicated in 89/90 with a shrine to his favourite deity, Minerva. The temple was redesigned as a memorial to four deified emperors, including Vespasian and Titus. It was restored again in the mid 150s by Antonius Pius, and that was the reason for this coinage. The last known reference to the temple was on 27 May 218; at some point thereafter it was completely destroyed and its stones were presumably quarried for later buildings. Its remains are not visible and the area in which it lay has never been excavated.

Cohen- (cf. 805) ; RIC 1003A ; Sear 4235var. R
f+ à f/vf

250,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE As, Rome (139)

Sear- ; Cohen 842var. ; RIC 563a S
vf+ à vf/xf

265,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (139)

weight 27,10gr. ; bronze  Ø 34mm.
obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
rev. Fides, draped, standing right, holding two corn-ears downwards
in right hand and plate of fruit on raised TR POT COS II SC
Cohen 846 ; RIC 546 ; BMC 1145 ; Sear 4238
Some very minor roughness. Dark patina.
f/vf à vf-

145,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (139)

weight 3,20gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Bare head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
rev. Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
TR POT COS II

Cohen 859 ; RIC 49 ; BMC 100 ; Sear 4116
vf-

45,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Dupondius, Rome (155-156)

weight 13,99gr. ; bronze Ø 27mm.
obv. Radiated head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II
rev. Providentia standing left, holding scepter, globe at feet
TR POT XIX COS IIII S C
Cohen 978 ; RIC 953 S
zfr- à fr/zfr

85,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Dupondius, Rome (155-156)

weight 10,88gr. ; bronze  Ø 25mm.
obv. Radiated head right  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II
rev. Pax standing left, hlding branch and cornucopiae  TR POT XIX COS III S C
Cohen 981 ; RIC 952
vf-/f+

55,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (157-158)

weight 2,53gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II
rev. Annona, draped, standing right, left foot on prow,
holding rudder in right hand and modius in left
TR POT XXI COS IIII
Cohen 1039 ; RIC 275 ; BMC 908 ; cf. Sear 4123
Wonderful lustrous coin with excellent details.
unc-

335,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (July-October 138)

weight 3,10gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Bare head of Antoninus right, surrounded by the legend;
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II
rev. Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia,
resting elbow on column, surrounded by the legend; TRIB POT COS

Due to a disagreement with the Roman Senat, Antoninus kept his titel as caesar
during the first months of his reign. This rare denarius was struck during this
very short episode.

Cohen 1060 ; RIC 2725 (Hadrian) ; BMC 1010 (Hadrian) ; Sear 4135  R
Attractive example with lovely iridescent tone.
vf+

165,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (157-158)

weight 22,17gr. ; bronze  Ø 30mm.

obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II
rev. Annona, draped, standing left, holding corn-ears in right hand over
modius with corn-ears, left and rudder, nearly vertical, on prow in left
TR POT XXI COS IIII S C

Cohen - ; RIC 981 ; BMC 2038 ; Sear 4254
Some re-engraving of details. Dark patina.
about vf

135,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (158-159)

weight 2,71gr. ; silver Ø 16mm.
obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII
rev. Antoninus Pius, veiled, togate. standing left, sacrificing out of patera
in right hand over tripod-altar left, and holding roll in left hand at side:
beside altar, a prostrate bulleft VOTA SVSCEP DECENN III, COS IIII in exergue
Cohen 1117 ; RIC 293a ; BMC 582 ; Sear 4140
minor flan crack
vf-/vf

55,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - TRACIA - AE 30, Philippolis

weight 18,67 ; bronze Ø 30mm.
obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
AVT AI AΔPIA ANTΩNEINOC
rev. Homonoia standing, facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia
ΗΓΕ ΓΑΡΓΙΛΙ ΑΝΤΙΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙ

The earliest signs of habitation on the territory of Philippopolis date as far back as the 6th millennium BC when the first settlements were established. In 516 BC during the rule of Darius the Great, Thrace was included in the Persian empire. In 492 BC the Persian general Mardonius subjected Thrace again, and it became nominally a vassal of Persia until 479 BC and the early rule of Xerxes I. The town was included in the Odrysian kingdom (460 BC-46 AD), a Thracian tribal union. In 46 AD the city was finally incorporated into the Roman Empire by emperor Claudius. It gained city status (municipium) in the late 1st century. Although it was not the capital of the Province of Thrace at this time, the city was the largest and most important centre in the province. It was the seat of the Union of Thracians and the Via Militaris (or Via Diagonalis), the most important military road in the Balkans, passed through the city. Roman times were a period of growth and cultural excellence. and the ancient ruins tell a story of a vibrant, growing city with numerous public buildings, shrines, baths, theatres, a stadium. The large scale of public construction during the Flavian Dynasty (69-96 AD) led to the city being named Flavia Philippopolis. It became the provincial capital of Thrace in the early 3rd century. In about 250 the Battle of Philippopolis involved a long siege by the Goths led by their ruler Cniva and after betrayal by a disgruntled citizen who showed them where to scale the walls, the city was burned and 100.000 of its citizens died or were taken captive according to Ammianus Marcellinus. It prospered again in the 4th century like many cities in the region. However, it was destroyed again by Attila′s Huns in 441-442 and by the Goths of Teodoric Strabo in 471.

BMC- (cf. 7; with altar); SNG.Copenhagen- ; Lindgen collection- ;
Varbanov- (cf. 671) ; Mouchmov, Philippopolis- (cf. 45) ;
Weber collection- ; RPC.IV.- (cf. 7421 ; with altar) RRRR
Very attractive coin of good style and with a brown patina.
Extremely rare.
vf

650,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - LYCAONIA, ICONIUM - AE 19

weight 3,71gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius wearing cuirass
and paludamentum right ANTONINVS AVG PIVS
rev. Helmeted head of Athena right  COL ICO

In Roman times Iconium was a city on borders of Phrygia and Lycaonia. It was included in the Roman province Galatia in 25 BC. Excavations have shown that the region was inhabited during the Late Copper Age, around 3000 BC. The city came under the influence of the Hittites around 1500 BC. These were overtaken by the Sea Peoples around 1200 BC. The Phrygians established their kingdom in central Anatolia in the 8th century BC. Xenophon describes Iconium, as the city was called, as the last city of Phrygia. The region was overwhelmed by Cimmerian invaders circa 690 BC. It was later part of the Persian Empire, until Darius III was defeated by Alexander the Great in 333 BC. Alexander′s empire broke up shortly after his death and the town came under the rule of Seleucus I Nicator. During the Hellenistic period the town was ruled by the kings of Pergamon. As Attalus III, the last king of Pergamon, was about to die without an heir, he bequeathed his kingdom to Rome. Under the rule of emperor Claudius, the city′s name was changed to Claudioconium, and during the rule of emperor Hadrianus to Colonia Aelia Hadriana. Saint Paul and Barnabas preached in Iconium during the First Missionary Journey in about 47-48 AD (see Acts 14:1-5 and Acts 14:21), and Paul and Silas probably visited it again during the Second Missionary Journey in about 50 (see Acts 16:2). In Christian legend, it was also the birthplace of Saint Thecla. During the Byzantine Empire the town was destroyed several times by Arab invaders in the 7th-9th centuries.

BMC 7 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 8648 ;
RPC IV online 7259 (temporary) ; SNG.Pfälzer 575 ;
SNG.Paris- ; Sear GIC.1473

vf-

125,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS - CAPPADOCIA, CAESAREA - AE 19, regnal year 2 (139-140 AD)

weight 5,95gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Bare head of Antoninus right
ANTWNЄINOC - CЄBACTOC
rev. ΚΑΙС / ΤωΝ Π / ΡΟС Τω / ΑΡΓΑΙω / ЄΤ Β within laurel-wreath
BMC- (cf. 158-161) ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; McDonald- ;
SNG.Leypold- ; Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection- ; SNG.Glasgow- ;
RPC.IV, 10069 (temporary) 
RRRR
Very attractive coin with brown patina.
Coin of the highest rarity, probably 2nd known.
vf/vf+

395,00 



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - EGYPT, ALEXANDRIA - AE Hemidrachm, regnal year 23 (159-160 AD)

weight 14,84gr. ; bronze Ø 32mm.
obv. Laureate head of Antoninus right
ΑVΤ TI ΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС СЄΒ
rev. Nilus seated on rocks up which crocodile climbs left, head right,
holding reed and cornucopia, from which Genius issues holding wreath,
LK - Γ in field
cf. RPC IV, 15783 and 15932 (temporary) ; cf. Dattari 2742 RR
Dark patina.
f/vf

275,00 



TIME OF ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 - AE Tessara, Rome (circa 140-160 AD)

weight 2,84gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.
obv. A•P•P•F within oak wreath
rev. Tall scepter surmounted by bareheaded male bust left.

For the abbrivation A•P•P•F there are two explanations;
Augusto Patri Patriae Felicitor ;
′To the Emperor, Father of our Country, may he be Happy′.

Another (more likely) explanation is;
Apollinares Pecunia Publica Fiunt ; Entrance token for the Ludi Apollinares. These were solemn games (ludi) held annually by the ancient Romans in honor of the god Apollo. Originally celebrated on 13 July and eventually grew to last 8 or 9 days.

Cohen VIII, 53 ; Mlasowsky 37 ; Mabbott 5271 ; 
Gobl, Antike 104 = Vierordt Collection (Schulman, 17 June 1924), lot 27.
RR
Licht traces of oxidation. Dark patina. Highly interesting and very rare.
vf

750,00 



FAUSTINA THE ELDER, wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AV Aureus, Rome (146)

weight 7,24gr. ; gold Ø 19mm.

obv. Bust of Faustina I, draped, right, hair elaborately waved in several 
loops round head and drawn up and coiled on top  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Fortuna, veiled, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended 
right hand and vertical rudder, set on globe, in left  AETERNITAS

Cohen 4 ; RIC 349b ; BMC 285 ; Calicó 1746 ; Sear 4548 R
Beautiful lustrous coin. Near mintstate. Rare.
xf/unc

11.000,00 



FAUSTINA THE ELDER, wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AR Denarius, Rome (141)

weight 3,22gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Draped bust of Faustina right, hair elaborately waved in several
loops round head and drawn up and coiled on top  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Juno, veiled and draped, standing left, head left, extending right
hand and holding nearly vertical sceptre in left  AETERNITAS
Cohen 26; RIC 344 ; BMC 345 ; Sear 4574
Wonderful lustrous coin. Near mintstate.
unc-/unc

350,00 



FAUSTINA SR., wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AR Denarius, Rome (147-161)

weight 2,96gr. ; silver 17mm.
obv. Draped bust right  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Juno standing facing, head turned left, holding sceptre
AETERNITAS
Cohen 26 ; RIC 344 ; BMC 345 ; Sear 4574
vf

65,00 



FAUSTINA SR., wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AR Denarius, Rome (147-161)

weight 2,64gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Draped bust right  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Providentia standing left, holding globe and grasping veil
which billows out behind her head  AETERNITAS
Cohen 32 ; RIC 351 ; BMC 373 ; Sear 4578
Old scratch on the reverse. Attractive patina.
vf

55,00 



FAUSTINA SR., wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AR Denarius, Rome (143)

weight 3,05gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Draped bust right  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Veiled Venus standing facing, head turned right,
holding scepter  AETERNITAS
Cohen 40 ; RIC 346a ; Sear-
Nearly uncirculated lustrous coin.
xf/unc

245,00 



FAUSTINA THE ELDER, wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AR Denarius, Rome (147-161)

weight 3,72gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Draped bust of Faustina right, hair elaborately waved and
coiled in bands across head and drawn up at back and piled in
a round coil on top, surrounded by the legend; DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Ceres, in wreath of corn-ears, draped, standing, left, holding
two corn-ears downwards in right hand and long torch, vertical, in left,
surrounded by the legend; AVGVSTA

Cohen 78; RIC 360 ; BMC 408 ; Sear 4582
Beautiful coin with attractive light toning. Near mint state.
xf/unc

260,00 



FAUSTINA SR., wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AE Sestertius, Rome (147-161)

weight 23,00gr. ; bronze 32mm.
obv. Draped bust right  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Ceres standing left, holding corn-ears and long torch  AVGVSTA
Cohen 79 ; RIC 1116 ; BMC 1509
Very attractive sestertius, struck on a large flan. Dark brown patina.
vf+

395,00 



FAUSTINA THE ELDER, wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AE As, Rome (147-161)

weight 9,88gr. ; copper Ø 26mm.

obv. Draped bust right  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Ceres standing facing, head turned left, holding torch and sceptre
AVGVSTA

Cohen 80 ; RIC 1169 ; BMC 1566 ; Sear 4645
Dark patina.
vf/vf-

110,00 



FAUSTINA SR., wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AR Denarius, Rome (147-161)

weight 3,41gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
obv. Draped bust right  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Ceres standing facing, head turned left, holding torch and sceptre
AVGVSTA
Cohen 96 ; RIC 356 ; Sear -
Minor flanchet faults.  Attractive patina.
vf

55,00 



FAUSTINA SR., wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - AR Denarius, Rome (147)

weight 3,46gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Draped bust right  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Veiled Ceres standing facing, head turned left,
holding long torch and supporting fold of drapery  AVGVSTA

Cohen 104 ; RIC 362 ; BMC 421 ; Sear 4584
attractive coin with patina
vf

75,00 



FAUSTINA SR., wife of Antoninus Pius - AE Sestertius, Rome (147-161)

weight 25,61gr. ; Ø 29mm.
obv. Buste right  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Pietas standing left  AVGVSTA S C 
Cohen 125 ; RIC 1127 ; BMC 1523
drakgreen patina
vf- à f/vf

135,00 



FAUSTINA THE ELDER, wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AE As, Rome (138-141)

weight 10,84gr. ; copper Ø 28mm.
obv. Draped bust of Faustina right, hair elaborately waved and coiled in
bands across head and drawn up at back and piled in a round coil on top
FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII P P
rev. Concordia, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended right 
hand and double cornucopiae in left hand; left elbow rests on column
CONCORDIA AVG, S - C in field
cf. Cohen 155; RIC 1089; BMC 1125 ; Sear 4681
Attractive dark green patina. Scarce coin.
vf/vf-

165,00 



FAUSTINA THE ELDER, wife of Antoninus Pius ( 138-161) - AR Denarius, Rome (147-161)

weight 3,47gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
obv. Draped bust right  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Ceres standing left, raising right hand and holding torch in left
CONSECRATIO
Cohen 165 ; RIC 382b ; BMC 467 ; Sear 4593
Very attractive full-lustrous coin. Mintstate.
unc

335,00 



FAUSTINA THE ELDER, wife of Antoninus Pius ( 138-161) - AR Denarius, Rome (147-161)

weight 3,02gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Draped bust right  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Ceres standing left, raising right hand and holding torch in left
CONSECRATIO
Cohen 165 ; RIC 382b ; BMC 467 ; Sear 4593
Very attractive coin with appealing tone.
vf/vf+

90,00 



FAUSTINA THE ELDER, wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AE Sestertius, Rome (147-161)

weight 21,68gr. ; bronze Ø 32mm.

obv. Bust of Faustina I, draped, right, hair elaborately waved and
coiled in bands across head and drawn up at back and piled in a
round coil on top  DIVA FAVSTINA
rev. Juno, diademed, veiled, standing left, holding patera and sceptre
IVNO, S - C in field

Cohen 210; RIC 1143 ; BMC 1531 ; Sear 4629
Very minor roughness. Attractive glossy dark green patina.
good vf

325,00 



FAUSTINA SR, wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AE As, Rome (139)

weight11,15gr. ; copper Ø 28mm.
obv. Draped bust right  FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII P P
rev. Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre, peacock at feet
IVNONI  REGINAE S C
Cohen 217var. ; RIC 1091 ; BMC 1129var. ; Sear 4682var. R
Attractive coin with dark patina.
vf-

150,00 



FAUSTINA THE ELDER, wife of Antoninus Pius (138-161) - AE Sestertius, Rome (141)

weight 26,40gr. ; bronze Ø 33mm.
obv. Bust of Faustina I, draped, right, hair elaborately waved and
coiled in bands across head and drawn up at back and piled in a
round coil on top  DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA
rev. Pietas, veiled, draped, standing, left, dropping incense out of right
hand over lighted candelabrum-altar, left and holding box in left hand
PIETAS AVG, S - C in field
cf. Cohen 240; RIC 1146A ; BMC 1442 ; Sear 4631
small faln crack
f/vf

125,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS as caesar, 139-161 - AR Denarius, Rome (145-147)

weight 3,03gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Bare head right  AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS II
rev. Honos, togate, standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae  COS DES II 
Cohen- (cf. 100) ; RIC- (cf. 426) ; BMC- (cf. 509) ; Sear- (cf. 4782) RRR
Obverse legend with COS II. This cointype seems to be unpublished.
Coin of the highest rarity.
vf

695,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS as Caesar, 139-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (151-152)

weight 23,55gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.
obv. Bare head right  AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F
rev. Minerva standing left, holding Victory on globe, spear and shield
TR POT VI COS III S C
Cohen- ; RIC- ; BMC- ; Sear-  RRRR
This cointype with this reverse legend seems to be unpublished. Probably unique.
f/vf à vf-

650,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS as Caesar, 139-161 - AE Sestertius, Rome (152-153)

weight 26,20gr. ; bronze Ø 31mm.
obv. Bare head right  AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII FIL
rev. Minerva standing left, holding Victory and resting left hand on shield;
spear against left arm  TR POT VII COS II S C
Cohen 653 ; RIC 1308a ; Sear-
Minor weakness, but very attractive portrait. Dark patina.
vf/vf-

295,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS as Caesar, 139-161 - AE As, Rome (155-156)

weight 8,31gr. ; bronze Ø 25mm.

obv. Draped bust right with bare head  AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F
rev. Fortuna standing right, with resting het left hand on rudder and  lifting her
skirt with right hand  TR POT C COS II S C

This cointype seems to be unpublished with draped bust. Extremely rare variety.

Cohen 606var.  ; RIC 1332var. ; BMC 2009var.  ; Sear- RRR
vf-

295,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AE As, Rome (161)

weight 9,36gr. ; copper Ø 24mm.
obv. Bare head right  IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M
rev. Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, both togate, standing facing each other,
clasping hands  CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XV, COS III  in exergue
Cohen- (cf. 52) ; RIC- (cf. 830) ; Sear- (cf. 5057)  RR
vf-

350,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AR Denarius, Rome (170-171)

weight 3,65gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv.Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right 
M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV
rev. Diana, draped, standing front, head left, holding arrow in
extended right hand and bow, vertical, in left hand  COS III

Cohen- (cf. 130) ; RIC 232 ; BMC page 460 ; cf. Sear 4883 RR
Wonderful portrait. Very rare.
xf- à vf/xf

425,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AE Dupondius, Rome (170-171)

weight 10,12gr. ; bronze Ø 25mm.
obv. Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius right,
surrounded by the legend;  M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV
rev. Roma seated left, holding Victoria and spear  COS III S C
Cohen 135 ; RIC 996 ; BMC 1389
attractive dark patina
vf/vf-

125,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AR Denarius, Rome (168)

weight 3,30gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv.Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right, surrounded by the legend;
M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
rev. Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder set on ground 
in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, surrounded by the legend; 
FORT RED TR P XXII IMP V, COS III in exergue

Marcus modestly refused the title Armeniacus when it was given to Lucius Verus 
at the end of AD 163, instead waiting until the following year to accept it.

Cohen 208 ; RIC 185 ; BMC 459 ; MIR 170 ; Sear-
Wonderful lustrous coin with excellent details. Perfect coin. Mintstate.
unc

650,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AE Dupondius, Rome (172-173)

weight 13,94gr. ; bronze Ø 25mm.

obv. Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius head right,
surround by the legend;  M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII
rev. Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on throne, holding Victory, standing left
and offering crown, on extended right hand, and holding long sceptre in left hand,
surrounded by the legend ; IMP VI COS III S C

Cohen 249 ; RIC 1065 ; MIR 246 ; Sear- (cf. 5029)
Attractive coin with good portrait and dark patina.
vf

225,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AR Denarius, Rome (174)

weight 3,88gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
obv.Laurated bust right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum , seem from back
M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVIII
rev. victory advancing right with trophy over shoulder and wreath in right hand
IMP VI COS III
cf. Cohen 264 ; cf. RIC 288 ; cf. BMC 589note ; Sear- (cf. 4904) RRR
Unpublished bust variety. Extremely rare.
vf

375,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AR Denarius, Rome (168)

weight 3,06gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv.Laureate head right, surrounded by the legend;
M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
rev. Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae 
in left hand, surrounded by the legend; TR P XXI IMP IIII COS III

Cohen 882 ; RIC 171 ; BMC 435 ; MIR 146 ; Sear 4934
Excellent full lustrous coin. Mintstate.
unc

595,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 181-180 - AR Denarius, Rome (173)

weight 3,42gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right
M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII
rev. German captive, bound, seated right on ground at trophy
consisting of helmet, cuirass, and shields  IMP VI COS III

Cohen 296 ; RIC 277 ; BMC 580 ; MIR 251-4/30
Coin of the best style with amazing potrait of Marc Aurelius.
Wonderful lustrous coin. Near mintstate.
about unc

675,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AE As, Rome (173-174)

weight 8,64gr. ; copper Ø 24mm.
obv. Radiated head of Marcus Aurelius right 
M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVIII

rev. Roma, helmeted, draped, standing left, holding Victory
in extended right hand and vertical spear in left hand

IMP VII COS III,  S - C across field
Cohen 343 ; RIC 1117 ; BMC 636, 1487 ; MIR 280 ; Sear-
Attractive dark green patina.

vf-

150,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AR Denarius, Rome (162-163)

weight 3,33gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Bust of Marcus Aurelius, bare, right, wearing cuirass
and paludamentum  M ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Providentia, draped, standing left, holding globe on extended right
hand and cornucopiae in left hand  PROV DEOR TR P XVII COS III

Cohen- (cf.526) ; RIC- (cf. 66) ; BMC- (cf. 223) ; MIR-  RRR
Unpublished with this bust / legend combination. Extremely rare.
vf/xf à xf-

550,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AR Denarius, Rome (168-169)

weight 3,19gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv.Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right 
M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII

rev. Salus, draped, standing front, head left, feeding out of patera in right
hand snake coiled round altar and holding vertical sceptre in left hand 
SALVTI AVG COS III

Cohen 543 ; RIC 207 ; BMC 494 ; cf. Sear 4927
Wonderful portrait and attractive light toning.
xf- à vf/xf

225,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AE Dupondius, Rome (169)

weight 12,35gr. ; bronze Ø 25mm.
obv. Radiated head right  M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII
rev. Salus standing left, feeding snake arising from altar with patera in her right hand,
and holding sceptre in her left hand  SALVTI AVG COS III, in field  S - C

Cohen 545 ; RIC 965 ; Sear- (cf. 5042)
Attractive coin with dark patina and fine details.
vf+

275,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AR Denarius, Rome (170)

weight 4,07gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Laurated head right, drapery on far shoulder
M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII
rev. Salus standing left, holding patera and sceptre, serpent feeding from altar
SALVTI AVG COS III
Seems to be unpublished with this bust. Extremely rare variety.
Cohen- 546var. ; RIC 222var. ; BMC 525var. ;
MIR 195var. ; Sear 4927var.
RRR
xf-

495,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 181-180 - AE Sestertius, Rome (162-163)

weight 26,54gr. ; bronze Ø 32mm.

obv. Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right
IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M
rev. Salus, draped, standing left, feeding out of patera in right hand snake
coiled round altar  SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVII COS III, S - C in field

Cohen 564 ; RIC 843 ; BMC 550,1038 ; cf. Sear 4999
Very attractive coin with fine details and dark brown patina.
vf/xf à xf-

950,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AE Sestertius, Rome (167-168)

weight 26,04gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.

obv. Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right
M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
rev. Victory, winged, draped, advancing left, holding wreath in extended
right hand and palm, sloped over left shoulder, in left hand
TR POT XXI IMP IIII COS III, S - C across field

Marcus modestly refused the title ′Armeniacus′ when it was given to Lucius Verus
at the end of AD 163, instead waiting until the following year to accept it.

Cohen 815 ; RIC 948 ; BMC 1318 ; MIR 151 ; Sear 5011
Attractive piece with wonderful portrait and dark brown patina.
xf-

1.550,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AR Denarius, Rome (168)

weight 3,06gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv.Laureate head right, surrounded by the legend;
M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
rev. Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae
in left hand, surrounded by the legend; TR P XXI IMP IIII COS III

Cohen 882 ; RIC 171 ; BMC 435 ; MIR 146 ; Sear 4934
Excellent full lustrous coin with sharp details. Mintstate.
unc

535,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AR Denarius, Rome (176-177)

weight 3,31gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right 
M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM

rev. Felicitas, draped, standing front, head left, holding up long
caduceus, vertical, in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand

TR P XXX IMP VIII COS III

Rare variety without PP at the end of the reverse legend.

Cohen- (cf. 937) ; RIC- (cf. 356) ; BMC 675 ; cf. Sear 4931 RR
Wonderful portrait.

xf à vf/xf

485,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - AR Denarius, Rome (179-180)

weight 3,46gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv.Laureate and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right, seem from back,
surrounded by the legend; M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder set on
ground in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand: wheel under seat,
surrounded by the legend; TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P

Cohen 972 ; RIC 409 ; BMC 805 ; MIR 461 ; Sear-
Wonderful lustrous coin with very sharp details. Mintstate.
unc

550,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - MACEDONIA, GENERE - AE 19

weight 5,72gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Laurated head right  KAICAP ANTωNЄINOC
rev. Macedonian shield    KOINON  MAKEDONωN
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen 1347 ; AMNG.281 ; Varbanov- ; Sear GIC- R
vf

140,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - MACEDONIA, STOBI - AE 25

weight 12,60gr. ; bronze Ø 25mm.
obv. Laurated head right  IMP  M AV ANTONINVS
rev. Hades in galloping quadriga right, carrying off struggling Persephone
and holding sceptre  MVN STOB

Persephone lived a peaceful life far away from the other deities, a goddess within Nature herself before the days of planting seeds and nurturing plants. She was innocently picking flowers when Hades, god of the Underworld, burst through a cleft in the earth and abducted her. While Demeter searched desperately for her daughter she neglected the earth and caused nothing to grow. Zeus, pressed by the cries of hungry people, determined to force Hades to return Persephone. However, Hades had tricked Persephone into eating pomegranate seeds, and because anyone who consumed food or drink in the Underworld was doomed to spend eternity there, she is forced return to the underworld for a period each year. Explaining the seasons, when Demeter and her daughter are reunited, the Earth flourishes with vegetation and color, but for the months each year when Persephone returns to the underworld, the earth becomes barren.

Stobi was an ancient town of Paeonia, later conquered by Macedon, and later turned into the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia Salutaris (now near Gradsko in the Republic of Macedonia). It is located on the main road that leads from the Danube to the Aegean Sea and is considered by many to be the most famous archaeological site in the Republic of Macedonia. Stobi was built where the Erigón River (mod. Crna) joins the Axiós River (mod. Vardar), making it strategically important as a center for both trade and warfare. The city was first mentioned in writing by the historian Livy, in connection with a victory of Philip V of Macedon over the Dardani in 197 BC. In 168 BC, the Romans defeated Perseus and Macedonia was divided into four nominally independent republics. In 148 BC, the four areas of Macedonia were brought together in a unified Roman province. In the reign of Augustus the city grew in size and population. The city grew further in 69 BC once it became a municipium, at which time it began to produce coins printed with Municipium Stobensium. The citizens of Stobi enjoyed Ius Italicum and were citizens of Rome. Most belonged to the Roman tribes Aemila and Tromentina. During Roman times Stobi was the capital of the Roman province Macedonia Salutaris. Emperor Theodosius I stayed in Stobi in 388. Late in the 5th century the city underwent a terrible turn of events. In 479, it was robbed by Theodoric, an Ostrogothic king. The citizens reconstructed the city, but in 518 it was struck by a powerful earthquake. Avaro-Slavic invasions in the 6th century destroyed the city′s economy and infrastructure.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Lindgren collection- ; 
Varbanov-  ; AMNG.- ; Sear GIC.-
RRR
Seems to be unpublished.
Extremely rare.
vf

550,00 



MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 - PAMPHYLIA, PERGA - AE 19

weight 5,53gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Laurated head right  AVT KAI M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC CЄ
rev. Artemis standing  left, holding torch in left hand, and bow in right hand,
stag standing at her feet   ΠEPΓAIΩN
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.Leypold- ; SNG.Paris- ;
Lindgren collection- ; SNG.Pfälzer- ; Weber collection- ; Sear GIC.- 
RRR
vf

235,00 



FAUSTINA JR., wife of Marcus Aurelius - AR Denarius, Rome (157-161)

weight 2,89gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
Struck during the reign of Antoninus Pius.

obv. Draped bust of Faustina right  FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
rev. Venus standing left, holding Victory in right hand and
resting her left on shield set on helmet AVGVSTI PII FIL

Cohen 15 ; RIC 495a ; BMC 1099 ; Sear 4700
vf-

60,00 



FAUSTINA JR., wife of Marcus Aurelius - AR Denarius, Rome (176-180)

weight 3,01gr. ; silver Ø 17,5mm.
struck after her death
obv. Draped bust right  DIVA FAVSTINA PIA
rev. Altar CONSECRATIO
Cohen 75 ; RIC 746 ; BMC 725 ; MIR 61
vf+, attractive patina

135,00 



FAUSTINA JR, wife of Marcus Aurelius (161-180) - AR Denarius, Rome (161-175)

weight 3,22gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Draped bust right FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
rev. Fecunditas standing right, holding sceptre in right hand
and sitting child in left hand  FECVNDITAS

Cohen 99 ; RIC 677 ; BMC 91 ; MIR 9 ; Sear 5252
Very attractive lustrous coin, near mintstate.
about unc

285,00 



FAUSTINA JR., wife of Marcus Aurelius (161-180) - AE As, Rome (162)

weight 11,45gr. ; copper Ø 25mm.
obv. Draped bust right FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
rev. Fecunditas standing right, holding sceptre in right hand
and sitting child in left hand  FECVNDITAS
Cohen 101 ; RIC 1639 ; BMC 980 ; MIR 9 ; Sear 5295
Very attractive coin with good portrait and dark patina.
vf+ à vf/xf

235,00 



FAUSTINA JR, wife of Marcus Aurelius (161-180) - AE Sestertius, Rome (176-180)

weight 22,47gr. ; bronze Ø 28mm.
This coin was struck after her death.
obv. Draped bust right  DIVA FAVSTINA PIA
rev. Diana standing right with crescent on shoulders and holding
lighted torch in both hands  SIDERIBVS RECEPTA S C
Cohen 215 ; RIC 1715 ; BMC 1584 ; cf. Sear 5233 R
Very attractive coin with dark-green patina.
vf/xf à vf+

595,00 



FAUSTINA THE YOUNGER, wife of Marcus Aurelius (161-180) - AE As, Rome (154-156)

weight 11,76gr. ; bronze Ø 26mm.

obv. Bust of Faustina the Younger, draped, left, hair is elaborately dressed in
horizontal lines with ringlets down front: it is coiled in a chignon on back of head 
FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII F
rev. Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre  VENVS, S - C in field

Minted during the reign of Antoninus Pius, when her
husband Marcus Aurelius had the rank of Caesar.
Seems to be unpublished with her bust to the left. Extremely rare.

Cohen- (cf. 251) ; RIC- (cf. 1408) ; BMC- (cf. 2170) ; Sear- RRR
Dark patina.
vf/vf-

850,00 



FAUSTINA JR, wife of Marcus Aurelius (161-180) - AE As, Rome (148-152)

weight 11,91gr. ; copper Ø 26mm.
obv. Draped bust right FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL
rev. Venus standing left, holding appel in right hand and
resting her left hand on rudder  VENVS S C
Cohen 269 ; RIC 1409a ; BMC 2160 ; Sear 4736
vf-

135,00 



FAUSTINA JR, wife of Marcus Aurelius (161-180) - TRACIA, PAUTALIA - AE 22

weight 6,21gr. ; copper Ø 22mm.
obv. Draped bust right ΦAVCTЄINA  CЄEBACTH  
rev. Hera standing left, holding patera in right hand and sceptre in left hand 
OVΛΠIAC  PAVTAΛIAC   
BMC 13 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Evelpidis- ; Weber collection 2761 ;
Varbanov 4478 (R3) ; Sear GIC.-
R
vf-

95,00 



LUCIUS VERUS, 161-169 - AR Denarius, Rome (169)

weight 3,26gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
struck after his death
obv. Bare head right  DIVVS VERVS
rev. Incusum of obverse
cf. Cohen 55 ; cf. RIC 596a ; cf. BMC 503 ;
cf. MIR 186 ; cf. Sear 5204-5206
RR
vf

345,00 



LUCIUS VERUS, 161-169 - AE Sestertius, Rome (169)

weight 21,94gr. ; bronze Ø 31mm.
obv. Bare head right  DIVVS VERVS
rev. Eagle standing right, head turned left, on globe  CONSECRATIO S C
Cohen 56 ; RIC 1509 ; BMC 1359 ; MIR 184 R
Rare coins, struck shortly after the death of Lucius Verus.
some very minor oxidation, but overall attractive coin
vf

450,00 



LUCIUS VERUS, 161-169 - AR Denarius, Provincial mint (march - dec.161)

weight 2,80gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
Provincial issue, probably struck on the Balkan.
obv. Bare head right  IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG
rev. Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopiae
PROV DEOR TR P COS II
cf. Cohen 144 ; cf. RIC 463 ; cf. Sear 5354
Primitive but attractive style. Rare.
vf

110,00 



LUCIUS VERUS, 161-169 - Medallic sestertius, Rome (161)

weight 23,49gr. ; bronze Ø 35mm.

obv. Bare headed bust right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum
IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG
rev. Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopiae
PROV • DEOR •  TRP • COS II, S - C in field, all within beaded circle

Minted in the first year of his reign, which might be the reason for this medallic strike
of this sestertius type. The dies are cut with special care. Extremely rare as such.

cf. Cohen 149 ; cf. RIC 1304 ; cf. BMC 864 ; cf. MIR 216 ; cf. Sear 5373 RRRR
Very well-struck, with excellent details and a dark brown patina.
Masterpiece of the best style.
xf

8.500,00 



LUCIUS VERUS, 161-169 - AE Sestertius, Rome (167)

weight 26,54gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.
obv. Laureate head of Lucius Verus right
L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
rev. Victory, winged, draped, advancing left, holding wreath in
extended right hand and palm sloped over left shoulder in left hand 
TR POT VII IMP IIII COS III,  S - C  in field
Cohen 209 ; RIC 1461 ; BMC 1324 ; MIR 151 ; Sear 5386
Attractive dark patina.
f/vf

185,00 



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus - AE Sestertius, Rome (166-169)

weight 21,47gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.
obv. Bust of Lucilla, hair waved and fastened in a low chignon
at back of head, draped, right  LVCILLA AVGVSTA
rev. Ceres, veiled, draped, seated left on cista mystica from which
a snake emerges, holding two corn-ears in right hand and torch in
left hand  CERES, S - C in field
Cohen 2 ; RIC 1728 ; BMC 1194 ; MIR 24 ; Sear 5496 S
Dark brown patina. Very attractive coin with fine details.
vf/xf

475,00 



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus (161-169 AD) - AE As, Rome (164-166)

weight 7,30gr. ; copper Ø 21mm.
obv. Bust of Lucilla, hair waved and fastened in a low chignon
at back of head, draped, right  LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
rev. Concordia, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended right
hand and cornucopiae in left hand  CONCORDIA, S - C in field 
Cohen 11 ; RIC 1733 ; BMC 1182 ; MIR 4 ; Sear 5511
vf-

140,00 



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus - AE Sestertius, Rome (166-169)

weight 24,83gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.
obv. Bust of Lucilla, hair waved and fastened in a low chignon
at back of head, draped, right  LVCILLA AVGVSTA
rev. Juno, veiled, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended right
hand and sceptre in left hand; at feet, peacock   IVNO REGINA, S - C in field
Cohen 43 ; RIC 1751 ; BMC 1207 ; MIR 35 ; Sear 5502
Minor scratch. Dark brown patina.
f/vf

135,00 



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus - AE Sestertius, Rome (164-169)

weight 31,60gr. ; bronze Ø 31mm.
obv. Bust of Lucilla, hair waved and fastened in a low chignon
at back of head, draped, right  LVCILLA AVGVSTA
rev. Pietas, veiled, draped, standing left, dropping incense from
right hand on lighted altar left and holding box in left hand  PIETAS,
S - C in field
Cohen 53 ; RIC 1755 ; BMC 1209 ; cf. Sear 5505
Dark brown patina.
vf- à f/vf

165,00 



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus - AE Sestertius, Rome (164-169)

weight 26,83gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.
obv. Bust of Lucilla, hair waved and fastened in a low chignon
at back of head, draped, right  LVCILLA AVGVSTA
rev. Pietas, veiled, draped, standing left, dropping incense from
right hand on lighted altar left and holding box in left hand  PIETAS,
S - C in field
Cohen 54 ; RIC 1756 ; BMC 1161 ; MIR 11 ; Sear 5505
Wonderful coin with dark patina.
xf-

950,00 



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus (161-169 AD) - AE Sestertius, Rome (164-166)

weight 25,46gr. ; Ø 30mm.
obv. Draped bust right  LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
rev. Pietas standing left, right hand extended over lighted altar
and holding box of incense in left  PIETAS S C  
Sear 5505 ; Cohen 54 ; RIC 1756 ; BMC 1161 ; MIR 11
dark green patina
f/vf à f+

110,00 



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus - AR Denarius, Rome (166-169)

weight 3,00gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.
obv. Bust of Lucilla, bare-headed, hair waved and fastened in
a bun on back of head, draped, rightLVCILLA AVGVSTA
rev. Pudicitia, veiled, draped, seated left on low seat, 
with right hand on breast  PVDICITIA
Cohen 62 ; RIC 781 ; BMC 781 ; MIR 39 ; Sear 5490
vf-/vf

80,00 



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus - AR Denarius, Rome (166-169)

weight 3,66gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
obv. Bust of Lucilla, bare-headed, hair waved and fastened in
a bun on back of head, draped, right  LVCILLA AVGVSTA
rev. Venus, draped with right breast bare, standing left, holding
Victory in extended right hand and resting left hand on shield 
set on ground  VENVS VICTRIX
Cohen 89 ; RIC 786 ; BMC 353 ; MIR 45 ; Sear 5492
wonderful portrait
vf/xf à vf+

150,00 



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus (161-169 AD) - AR Denarius, Rome (166-169)

weight 2,89gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Draped bust right  LVCILLA AVGVSTA
rev. Venus standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand
and resting her left arm on shield  VENVS VICTRIX
Cohen 89 ; RIC 786 ; BMC 353 ; MIR 45 ; Sear 5492
vf-

75,00 



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus (161-169 AD) - AR Denarius, Rome (164-166)

weight 3,37gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.
obv. Draped bust right   LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG
rev. Vesta standing left, holding palladium and simpulum, flaming altar at feet  VESTA
Sear 5493 ; Cohen 92 ; RIC 788 ; BMC 325 ; MIR 21
vf/xf à xf-

145,00 



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus - AR Denarius, Rome (164)

weight 3,00gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
obv. Bust of Lucilla, bare-headed, hair waved and
fastened in a bun on back of head, draped, right 
LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
rev. Laurel-wreath with VOTA / PVBLI / CA in three lines inside

This coin commemorates the marriage of Lucius Verus and Lucilla. That
marriage took place in 164 in Ephesos. Lucilla was at that moment 15 years old.

Cohen 98 ; RIC 791 ; BMC 329 ; MIR 22 ; Sear 5494
vf-

125,00 



COMMODUS AS CAESAR, 166-176 - AR Denarius, Rome (175-176)

weight 2,41gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Bare headed and draped bust of Commodus right
COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM
rev. Spes, draped, advancing left, holding up flower-bud in right hand 
and gathering up fold of skirt in left hand  SPES PVBLICA
Cohen 709 ; RIC 622 ; BMC 655 ; MIR 344 ; Sear 5549
Amazing portrait of the young Commodus. Coin with excellent 
details and appealing tone. Rare this nice.
xf/unc

595,00 



COMMODUS AS CAESAR, 166-176 - PAMPHYLIA, PERGA (PERGE) - AE 13

weight 2,63gr. ; bronze Ø 13mm.
obv. Youthful bare headed bust of Commudus right  (AVTO KAI ) ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ
rev. temple with two columns including statue of Artemis of Perge
ΠEΡΓΑΙΩ (Ν)

Perga was an ancient and important city of Pamphylia, between the rivers Catarrhactes and Cestrus. Its history goes back to before 1000 BC. A treaty between the Hittite Great King Tudhaliya IV (1239-1209 BC) and his vassal, the king of Tarhuntassa, defined the latter′s western border at the city ″Parha″ and the ″Kastaraya River″. The river is assumed to be the classical Cestrus. West of Parha were the ″Lukka Lands″. Parha likely spoke a late Luwian dialect like Lycian and that of the neo-Hittite kingdoms.

Perga returns to history as a Pamphylian Greek city, and with Pamphylia came under successive rule by Persians, Athenians, and Persians again. Alexander the Great, after quitting Phaselis, occupied Perga with a part of his army. The road between these two towns is described as long and difficult.  Alexander′s rule was followed by the Diadochi empire of the Seleucids, then the Romans. Perga gained renown for the worship of Artemis, whose temple stood on a hill outside the town, and in whose honour annual festivals were celebrated. The coins of Perga represent both the goddess and her temple. In 46 AD, according to the Acts of the Apostles, St. Paul journeyed to Perga, from there continued on to Antiocheia in Pisidia, then returned to Perga where he preached the word of God (Acts 14:25). Then he left the city and went to Attaleia. As the Cestrus silted up over the late Roman era, Perga declined as a secular city. In the first half of the 4th century, during the reign of Constantine the Great (324-337), Perga became an important centre of Christianity, which soon became the official religion of the Roman Empire. The city retained its status as a Christian centre in the 5th and 6th centuries.


In RPC this reverse type is published (only 1 specimen), however that coin has a bit older bearded portrait of Commodus, that was struck in the time that he already was augustus. This coin has a very youthful portrait of Commodus, which  certainly belong to the time that he was Caesar under Marcus Aurelius. Unpublished. Coin of the highest rarity.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection.- ;
SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Paris- ; SNG.Pfälzer- ; SNG.Leypold- ;
RPC IV.3 online - (cf. 10664 = as Augustus)
RRRR
vf

235,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AR Denarius, Rome (186-187)

weight 2,76gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Laureate head of Commodus right
M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT
rev. Pietas, veiled, draped, standing left, dropping incense from patera
in right hand on lighted altar left and holding incense box in left hand
AVCT PIET P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V P P
Cohen 34 ; RIC 146 ; BMC 207 ; MIR 725 ; Sear 5630
A bit soft reverse strike.
Attractive example with excellent portrait. 
xf+/xf-

210,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AR Denarius, Rome (191)

weight 2,10gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head of Commodus right 
M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT P P
rev. Fides, standing left, holding corn-ears in right hand and standard in left hand 
FIDEI COH P M TR P XVI COS VI

Cohen 127 ; RIC 220 ; BMC 298 ; MIR 811 ; Sear 5638
A bit short flan. Attractive tone.
vf

95,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AR Denarius, Rome (181-182)

weight 2,89gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head of Commodus right 
M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
LIB AVG V TR P VII IMP IIII COS III PP

Cohen 311 ; RIC 36 ; BMC 70 ; MIR 538 ; Sear 5655
Attractive lustrous coin with excellent portrait.
unc- à xf/unc

325,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AR Denarius, Rome (184-189)

weight 2,91gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Laureate head of Commodus right 
M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Liberalitas, draped, standing left, holding 
abacus in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand
LIBERALITAS AVG VII
Cohen 323 ; RIC 202a ; BMC 286 ; Sear-
Attractive toning.
vf/vf-

70,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AR Denarius, Rome (189)

weight 3,16gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right  M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT
rev. Commodus, togate, standing right and clasping right hands with
Genius of the Senate (or senator), standing left; both hold sceptres in
left hands  PIET SEN PM TR P XIII, COS VPP in exergue

This cointype, minted in 189 AD, is not published in the
standard reference literature. Coin of the highest rarity.

Cohen- ; RIC- (cf. 194); BMC - ; MIR- (cf. 761) ; Sear- (cf. 5667) RRRR
Attractive tone
vf

750,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AR Denarius, Rome (187)

weight 1,85gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Laureate head of Commodus right  M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT
rev. Hilaritas, draped, standing left, holding branch in right hand and long palm,
nearly vertical, in left hand HILAR AVG P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V PP

With the weight of 1,85 gram, this denarius is remarkable light.

Cohen 212 ; RIC 150a ; BMC 210 ; MIR 728 ; Sear 5647
Very minor traces of oxidation.
f/vf à vf-

50,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AR Denarius, Rome (184-185)

weight 2,47gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Laureate head right  COMM ANT AVG P BRIT
rev. Jupiter, half draped, seated left, holding Victory thunderbolt in extended
right hand and vertical sceptre in left hand  P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII P P

This cointype is normally known with Jupiter holding a thunderbolt in his right hand. The Jupiter on this coin clearly has a Victory in his right hand, which is in principal not unusual for Jupiter. But for the Commodus denarii this variety was until now unknown and unpublished in the standard reference literature. Coin of the highest rarity.

Cohen- (cf. 472); RIC- (cf. 101) ; BMC - (cf. 151) ;
MIR- (cf. 657) ; Sear- (cf. 5676)
RRRR
vf-

495,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AR Denarius, Rome (192)

weight 1,80gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.
obv. Laureate head of Commodus right
L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL
rev. Fortuna Felix, draped, standing left, resting right foot on prow,
holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopia in left hand, 
star in left field  P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P

This coin type appears in three reverse varieties;
➀ no star in field ➁ star in left field ➂ star in right field.

Cohen 578 ; RIC 235 ; BMC 324 ; MIR 839 ; Sear 5685
Attractive portrait. 
vf+/vf

95,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AR Denarius, Rome (192)

weight 2,76gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head of Commodus right
L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL
rev. Fortuna Felix, draped, standing left, resting right foot on prow,
holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopia in left hand, 
star in right field  P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P

This coin type appears in three reverse varieties;
➀ no star in field ➁ star in left field ➂ star in right field.

Cohen 578 ; RIC 235 ; BMC 324 ; MIR 839 ; Sear 5685
Minor weakness, but nearly as struck. Good portrait. 
unc-

385,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AE Sestertius, Rome (187)

weight 25,50gr. ; bronze Ø 32mm.
obv. Laureate head right  M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT
rev. Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand and sceptre in left hand
PVBLICA FEL P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V P P S C
Cohen 645 ; RIC 503 ; BMC 602 ; MIR 737 ; Sear 5797
attractive dark green patina
vf-

225,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AE Sestertius, Rome (186)

weight 16,22gr. ; bronze Ø 28mm.
obv. Laureate head right  M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT
rev. Victory, winged, draped, standing right, left foot set on helmet,
inscribing VO DE on shield set on palm SAEC FEL P M TR P XI
IMP VII COS V P P, S - C in field
Cohen 670 ; RIC 472 ; BMC 584 ; MIR 697 ; Sear 5800
Minor traces of oxidation. Dark green patina.
f+

75,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - AR Denarius, Rome (181)

weight 3,42gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head of Commodus right  M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Annona, draped, standing left, holding corn-ears in right hand and
cornucopiae in left hand; to left, modius  TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P

Cohen 812 ; RIC 14a ; BMC 58note ; Sear- (cf. 5710)
A bit soft strike of the reverse, but wonderful portrait. Near mintstate.
unc-/xf

235,00 



COMMODUS (177-192) - AE 22, Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis

weight 5,68gr ; Ø 21mm.
obv. Draped bust right
rev. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
BMC- ; Lindgren collection- ; Weber collection- ; SNG. München- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; AMNG.541
RR
vf- à f/vf

110,00 



COMMODUS, 177-192 - MOESIA INFERIOR, NIKOPOLIS (NICOPOLIS) - AE 17

weight 2,28gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.
obv. Laureate head right  ΑΥT Λ ΚΑΙ ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ
rev. Eagle standing facing with spead wings, head turned to left
ΝΕΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟϹ Ι
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.München- ; AMNG.1247var. ;
Varbanov 2182var. ; RPC IV.1, no.4350
RR
vf+/vf

125,00 



COMMODUS, 177 - 192 - CAPPADOCIA, CAESAREA - AR Didrachm (183-186)

weight 4,32gr. ; silver Ø 20mm.

obv. Laureate head right  AVT M AVP KOMO ANTωNINO
rev. Mount Archaeus, star above  YΠATOC Δ ΠAT ΠATPI

BMC 208-210var. ; Sydenham 372var. ; SNG.Copenhagen 252var. ;
SNG.von Aulock 6443var. ; Sear GIC-
RR
vf

335,00 



CRISPINA, wife of Commodus - AR Denarius, Rome (178-180)

weight 3,45gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Draped bust right  CRISPINA AVGVSTA
rev. Clasped right hands  CONCORDIA

This coin commemorates the union of Commodus and Crispina in 178 AD.

Cohen 9 ; RIC 279 ; BMC 29 ; Sear 5997 S
Very attractive coin with good potrtrait. Wonderful tone. Scarce type.
xf

345,00 



CRISPINA, wife of Commodus - AR Denarius, Rome (180-182)

weight 3,42gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
obv. Bust of Crispina, draped, hair in round coil at back, right
CRISPINA AVGVSTA
rev. Hilaritas, draped, standing left, holding long palm, nearly vertical,
in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand  HILARITAS
Cohen 18 ; RIC 282 ; BMC 40 ; MIR 11 ; Sear 6000
A bit soft reverse strike. Attractive lustrous coin with good portrait.
xf-/vf+

165,00 



CRISPINA, wife of Commodus - AR Denarius, Rome (180-182)

weight 3,60gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Bust of Crispina, draped, hair in round coil at back, right
CRISPINA AVGVSTA
rev. Juno, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended
right hand and sceptre in left hand; at left, peacock  IVNO
Cohen 21 ; RIC 283 ; BMC 41 ; MIR 12 ; Sear 6001
A bit soft reverse strike. Wonderful lustrous coin with excellent portrait.
xf+/xf

225,00 



CRISPINA, wife of Commodus - AR Denarius, Rome (180-182)

weight 3,08gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Bust of Crispina, draped, hair in round coil at back, right
CRISPINA AVGVSTA
rev. Venus, draped, standing left, holding apple in right hand and
drawing robe over her left shoulder with left hand  VENVS
Cohen 35 ; RIC 286a ; BMC 44 ; MIR 19 ; Sear 6002
A bit soft reverse strike. Wonderful lustrous coin with excellent portrait.
unc-/xf

325,00 



CRISPINA, wife of Commodus - AR Denarius, Rome (180-182)

weight 3,30gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Bust of Crispina, draped, hair in round coil at back, right
CRISPINA AVGVSTA
rev. Venus, draped, seated left, holding Victory (or Minerva ?)
in extended right hand and sceptre in left hand VENVS FELIX

Cohen 39 ; RIC 288-289 ; BMC 50 ; MIR 21 ; Sear 6003
A very attractive coim wth light toning and wonderful portrait.
xf/xf-

235,00 



CRISPINA, wife of Commodus - AE Sestertius, Rome (180-182)

weight 22,63gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.
obv. Bust of Crispina, draped, hair waved and rolled at crown
and knotted on back of head, right  CRISPINA AVGVSTA

rev. Venus, draped, seated left, holding Victory in extended right hand
and sceptre in left hand  VENVS FELIX, S - C in field
Cohen 40 ; RIC 673 ; BMC 424 ; Sear 6011

Some tooling and re-engraving, otherwise wonderful coin.
Dark brown patina. Very rare this nice.

xf

1.650,00 





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