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PERTINAX, 1 January-28 March 193 - AR Denarius, Rome (193)

weight 3,40gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head of Pertinax right, surrounded by the legend;
IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG
rev. Fortuna, draped, standing left, holding rudder set on globe in right hand
and cornucopiae in left hand, surrounded by the legend; DIS CVSTODIBVS

Pertinax was born in Liguria (northwest Italy) on 1 August 126 as a son of a freed slave. He originally worked as a teacher before becoming an officer in the army. He fought in the war with the Parthians during the 160′s, and success there led to higher-ranking positions in both the military and political spheres, including provincial governor and urban prefect. He was also a member of the Roman Senate, where he was a contemporary of the historian Cassius Dio. Following the death of Commodus in 192 AD, Pertinax was acclaimed emperor. He attempted to institute several reform measures, although the short length of his time as emperor prevented the success of those attempts. One of those reforms, the restoration of discipline among the Praetorian Guards, led to conflict that eventually culminated in Pertinax′s assassination by the Guard. His reign lasted only 3  months. After his death, the Praetorians auctioned off the imperial title, which was won by the wealthy senator Didius Julianus, whose reign would last sixty-six days.

The reverse legend Dis Custodibus ′Under the Guardianship of the Gods′ is an explicit expression of imperial dependence, unusual in its reverence and humility in its reverence and humility. It is a very unusual in its reverence and humility legend, and hardly used for Roman coins.

Cohen 14 ; RIC 2 (R3); BMC 1 ; Sear 6039 RRR
Very attractive portrait. Extremely rare.
vf

1.650,00 



PERTINAX, 1 Januari-28 March 193 - AE As, Rome

weight 11,07gr. ; copper Ø 24,5mm.

obv. Laureate head right IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG
rev. Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and scepter
LAETITIA TEMPORVM COS II S C

Very attractive piece with good portrait. The copper and bronze coins
of Pertinax are very hard to find in such a nice condition.

Cohen 22 ; RIC 33 ; BMC 34 RR
Dark brown patina.
vf/xf

2.395,00 



PERTINAX, 1 Jan.- 28 March 193 - AR Denarius, Rome

weight 3,40gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head of Pertinax right, surrounded by the legend;
IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG
rev. Providentia, draped, standing left, pointing her right hand
to star and resting left hand on breast, surrounded by the legend;
PROVID DEOR COS II

Cohen 43 ; RIC 11a ; BMC 13 ; Sear 6046 RR
Attractive coin, struck on a broad flan, with good portrait.
Very rare.
vf

1.250,00 



TITIANA, wife of Pertinax - EGYPT, ALEXANDRIA - AE Diobol, jr. 1 (193 AD)

weight 9,58gr. ; bronze Ø 26mm.

obv. Draped bust of Titiana right, hair waved and coiled at back, 
surrounded by the legend; TITIANH-CEBACTH
rev. Nikè (Victory) advanding left, holding wreath with both hands,
L - A across field

Flavia Titiana was the daughter of a Senator, Titus Flavius Claudius Sulpicianus, and sister of Titus Flavius Titianus (born circa 165), Consul suffectus circa 200. Her maternal grandfather was Titus Flavius Titianus, who was Praefectus of Aegyptus from 126 to 133 and was believed to be a third son of Titus Flavius Clemens and wife Flavia Domitilla. She married Publius Helvius Pertinax, a rich self-made man who had a successful military and civil career. She bore two children, a boy called Publius Helvius Pertinax Junior and an unknown daughter. Pertinax was proclaimed emperor after the murder of Commodus on 1 January 193. While the new princeps was offering the customary sacrifice on the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Senate gave Flavia Titiana the honorary title of Augusta. After the murder of Pertinax by the Praetorian Guard on 28 March, neither Flavia nor her children were hurt. Her fate, following her husband′s murder, is unknown.

No imperial coins were struck for Flavia Titiana, though some provincials were struck in Alexandria, Egypt. Only a few specimens are known from this coin type, from which this is by far the best preserved one. Coins of this empress are lacking in almost every Roman coin collection. Coin of great historical and numismatic importance and of the highest rarity.

Slg. Köln - ; Milne - ; Dattari -; Emmett- (cf. 2649 = tetradrachm) ;
Hirsch, Sammlung Lambros, 1910, Nr.1124 ; Naville XI, 1925, 686 ;
Sear GIC 2104 ; Cohen page 397, 1
RRRR
Very attractive example with dark brown patina.
Certainly one of the finest known.
vf/xf

32.500,00 



PESCENNIUS NIGER, april 193-summer 194 - AR Denarius, Antiochia (193)

weight 2,33 ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate of Pescennius Niger head right 
IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG

rev. Justitia standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae
IVSTITIA AVG

Extremely rare cointype of the usurpator Pescennius Niger.

Cohen 44 ; RIC 49 (R3) ; BMC- ; cf. Sear 6114 RRR
vf-

1.495,00 



CLODIUS ALBINUS as Caesar, 193-195 - AR Denarius, Rome (194)

weight 3,50gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Bare head right  D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES
rev. Minerva standing left, holding olivebranch, spear and shield
MINER PACIF COS II

ref. Cohen 48 ; RIC 7 ; BMC 98
Very attractive coin with wonderful portrait.
xf- à vf/xf

650,00 



CLODIUS ALBINUS as Caesar, 193-195 - AR Denarius, Rome (194)

weight 3,04gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Bare head right  D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES
rev. Minerva, helmeted, draped, standing left, holding olive-branch in right
hand and shield set on ground in left hand; spear rests against left arm 
MINER PACIF COS II

Cohen 48 ; RIC 7 ; BMC 98 ; Sear 6144 S
Usual short flan for this issue. Attractive portrait.
vf à vf+

295,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (202)

weight 3,18gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Severus on horseback prancing left, his right arm raised,
holding spear in left, preceded by soldier who holds vexillum
and restrains the horse by bridle ADVENT AVGG

This coin commemorates the return of Severus in Rome,
after his successful military campaigns in Parthia, Egypte and Syria.

Cohen 1 ; RIC 248 ; BMC 213, 304 ; Sear 6255 S
Interesting historical coin. Scarce.
vf

125,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Laodicea ad Mare (198-202)

weight 2,63gr. ; silver 20mm.

obv. Laureate head of Severus right, surrounded by the legend;
L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX
rev. Victory, winged, draped, advancing left, holding wreath in extended right hand 
and palm sloped over left shoulder in left hand, surrounded by the legend; COS II PP

Cohen 96 ; RIC 503a ; BMC 655 ; cf. Sear 6270
Beautiful coin struck on a broad flan with excellent details. Near mint state.
unc-

255,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AE Sestertius, Rome (195)

weight 22,82gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.

obv. Laureate head right  L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII
rev. Septimius Severus, in military attire, standing left, holding Victory
on globe in extended right hand and spear in left hand, being crowned
by Roma, helmeted, draped, holding parazonium in left hand
DIVI M PII F P M TR P III COS II P P S C

Cohen 128 ; RIC 702a ; BMC 141,574 ; Sear 6410 R
Attractive dark brown patina. Rare.
vf-

375,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (203)

weight 3,01gr. ; silver 19,5mm.

obv. Laureate head of Severus right, surrounded by the legend;
SEVERVS PIVS AVG

rev. Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder set on
globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, surrounded by the legend;
FORTVNA REDVX

Cohen 181 ; RIC 264a ; BMC 217,327 ; Sear 6279
xf+

180,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (203)

weight 3,50gr. ; silver 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder set on
globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand   FORTVNA REDVX

Cohen 181 ; RIC 264a ; BMC 217,327 ; Sear 6279
vf/vf-

70,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (201)

weight 3,43gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head of Severus right, 
surrounded by the legend;  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Severus in toga standing left, holding branch and scroll,
surrounded by the legend; FVNDATOR PACIS

Cohen 205 ; RIC 265 ; BMC 217, 330 ; Sear 6282
xf-

145,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - BI Denarius, Rome (circa 201-230) - LIMES FALSUM

weight 2,89gr. ; billon 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Severus in toga standing left, holding branch and scroll
FVNDATOR PACIS

A contemporary falsification of a denarius, a so called “Limes Falsum”.
The metal is very debased and of low quality. Very interesting.

cf. Cohen 205 ; cf. RIC 265 ; cf. BMC 217, 330
vf-

65,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (198)

weight 4,46gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X
rev. Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on low seat, holding Victory in
extended right hand and sceptre in left hand  IOVI CONSERVATORI

Cohen 236 ; RIC 111A ; BMC 60, 247; Sear 6289

Very attractive coin with fine details and appealing patina.
xf- à vf/xf

95,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (193)

weight 3,50gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG
rev. Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae  
LIBERAL AVG COS

Cohen 281 ; RIC 18 ; Sear- S
Struck on a short flan, which is characteristic for the early coinage of Septimius.
Fine detailed portrait. Scarce cointype.
vf+/vf

60,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (209)

weight 2,72gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureated head right  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
LIBERALITAS AVG VI

Cohen 298 ; RIC 278a ; BMC 220,349
vf+

65,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (196-197)

weight 3,28gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right  L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII
rev. Bacchus (Liber), standing front, head left, right hand on
head (crowning himself ?) and holding thyrsus in left hand;
at feet, left, leopard  LIBERO PATRI

As Liber was one of the guardian deities of Severus′ birthplace, Lepcis Magna, it was appropriate to accord him the title of “Pater” (father). For VIII this coin type in missing in Cohen and RIC, but apparently there is one example in the Ashmolean Museum collection, as BMC refers to. Extremely rare.

Cohen- ; RIC - ; BMC page 616 (Ashmolean) ; Sear- (cf. 6307) RRRR
vf

450,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (194)

weight 2,47gr. ; silver 16,5mm.

obv. Laureate head right  L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII
rev. Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak over left arm, standing left,
holding branch in right hand and sceptre in left hand  MARS PACATOR

Cohen 309 ; RIC 45 ; BMC 34, 82 ; Sear 6309
Usual short flan for this early issue.
vf

60,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (202)

weight 3,15gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Two Parthian captives seated back to back at foot of trophy 
PART MAX PM TR P X 

In 195, a Roman invasion of Mesopotamia began under the Emperor Septimius Severus, who occupied Seleucia and Babylon, and then sacked Ctesiphon yet again in 197. These events are commemorated on this coin. Parthia ultimately fell not to the Romans, but to the Sassanids under Ardashir I, who entered Ctesiphon in 226. Under Ardashir and his successors, Persian-Roman conflict continued between the Sassanid Empire and Rome.

Cohen 372 ; RIC 184 ; BMC 383 ; Sear- (cf. 6323)
vf

75,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (196-197)

weight 3,31gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right  L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII
rev. Naked Genius standing, holding patera and corn-ears, altar at foot 
PM TR P V COS II PP

Cohen 436 ; RIC 87 ; Sear- S
struck slightly off-centre on a short flan
vf

50,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (200)

weight 2,52gr. ; silver 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right  SEVERVS AVG PART MAX
rev. Victory, winged, draped, flying left, holding wreath in both
hands over shield set on low base  P M TR P VIII COS II P P

Cohen 454 ; RIC 150 ; BMC 189,75 ; Sear 6333
vf

75,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (203)

weight 3,17gr. ; silver 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder set on
globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand; under seat, wheel  
P M TR P XI COS III P P

Cohen 461 ; RIC 189b ; BMC 240,432 ; Sear 6334
vf

75,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (207)

weight 3,51gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head of Severus right,
surrounded by the legend;  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Roma, helmeted, draped, standing left, holding Victory in extended
right hand and reversed spear in left hand, surrounded by the legend;
PM TR P XIII COS III PP

Cohen 470 ; RIC 197 ; BMC 250, 474 ; Sear 6337
Beautiful coin with excellent details.
xf

150,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (207)

weight 3,52gr. ; silver 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Victory, winged, naked to waist, standing right, left foot set
on globe, holding stylus in right hand and inscribing round shield
held in left hand and set on palm  P M TR P XV COS III P P

Minted in commemoration of victories over the native tribes in North Africa in 207 AD.

Cohen 489 ; RIC 211 ; BMC 263,534 ; Sear 6340
vf+/vf

80,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (207)

weight 3,14gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Africa standing right, right hand at side, left hand holding out fold
of drapery containing fruits, lion at feet  PM TR P XV COS III PP

Cohen 493 ; RIC 207 ; BMC 263, 531 ; Sear 6341 R
Rare cointtype, in a very attractive condition.
xf-

175,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (208)

weight 3,23gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head right  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Genius of the Roman People standing left, holding patera and
cornucopiae, flaming altar at feet  PM TR P XVI COS III PP

Cohen 505 ; RIC 220 ; Sear 6343var. S
minor flan crack
vf

65,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (209)

weight 3,22gr. ; silver 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right  SEVERVS PIVS AVG
rev. Jupiter, naked except for cloak over left shoulder, standing left,
holding thunderbolt in right hand and sceptre in left hand; at feet,
two children standing, one right and one left  P M TR P XVII COS III P P

Cohen 525 ; RIC 226 ; BMC 356,1 ; Sear 6345
Good portrait and attractive toning.

vf/xf à vf

90,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (196-197)

weight 3,31gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right  L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII
rev. Severus on horseback prancing right, holding spear  PROFECTIO AVG

Commemorating the departure of the Imperial family from Rome
at the commencement of the British campaign.

Cohen 580 ; RIC 106 ; cf. Sear 6353 S
vf/vf-

75,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (201)

weight 3,45gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head of Severus right, surrounded by the legend;
SEVERVS AVG PART MAX
rev. Severus, in military attire, standing left, sacrificing patera over tripod-altar 
and holding spear,surrounded by the legend; RESTITVTOR VRBIS

Cohen 599 ; RIC 167a ; BMC 194, 202 ; Sear 6357
vf/vf-

65,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 291-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (197-198)

weight 2,24gr. ; silver Ø 16mm.

obv. Laureate head right  L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X
rev. Victoria advancing left, holding wreath and palmbranch
VICT AVGG COS II PP

Cohen 694 ; RIC 120c
dark toning
vf-

42,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (200)

weight 3,44gr. ; silver 19mm.

obv. Laureate head of Severus right, surrounded by the legend;
SEVERVS AVG PART MAX
rev. Virtus, helmeted, draped, standing left, holding Victory in
extended right hand and resting left hand on shield set on ground;
spear resting against left arm, surrounded by the legend;
VIRT AVGG

Cohen 761 ; RIC 171a ; BMC 195, 211 ; Sear 6367
Beautiful coin with excellent details. Near mint state.
xf/unc

235,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - AR Denarius, Rome (197)

weight 2,31gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Laureate head right  L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII
rev. Severus, togate, standing left, sacrificing over tripod-altar
and holding scroll  VOTA PVBLICA

Cohen 777 ; RIC 96a ; BMC 49, 178 ; Sear 6392
Short flan. 
vf/vf-

45,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - MOESIA INFERIOR, MARCIANOPOLIS - AE 25

weight 11,32gr. ; bronze Ø 25mm.

obv. Laureate buste right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum
AY K Λ CЄΠ CЄVHPOC
rev. Tyche standing front, head turned to left, holding rudder and corcunopiae
VI  ΦAVCTINIA MAPKIANOΠOΛI

Varbanov 755 (R2)
vf- à f/vf

65,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - TRACIA, ANCHIALUS - AE 20

weight 5,60gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.

obv. Laureate bust of Severus right, surrounded by the legend;
AY K CЄΠ CЄVHPOC
rev. Kybele seated left, lion sitting beside her, surrounded by the legend;
AΓXIA ΛЄΩN

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen 437 ; AMNG.496 ; Varbanov 148 ; Sear GIC- R
vf

95,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - MYSIA, GERME - NEIKIAS, Strategos - AE Medaillon

weight 46,73gr. ; bronze Ø 44mm.

obv. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus right, seen from back,
surrounded by the legend; AVT•KAIC Λ CЄΠ•  CЄOYHPOC•ΠЄP•
rev. Severus, in military attire, standing left, holding patera in extended right
hand and holding spear in his left hand, crowned by Nikè (Victoria), who is
standing behind him with palm branch, in front Tyche standing facing, holding
cornucopiae in her left arm and resting her right arm on rudder, surrounded
by the legend; ЄP CTPAI NЄIKIOV, ΓЄPMHNΩN in exergue

Germe was a town of ancient Mysia, situated between the rivers Macestus and Rhyndacus. Its site is located near Kiresun in Turkey. During the Roman empire, coins were not issued by Germe before the Flavian period.  In the second and third centuries AD. the city experienced extensive coinage. Although little is known about the history of this city, it must have been a city of some size and prosperity at that time. In late Roman and Byzantine episcopal notices it appears as an archbishopric and was represented at the Council of Ephesus and Calcedon by the towns bishop.

provenance; ex. Righetti collection (Münzen & Medaillen, Auktion 15, lot 475)

Very impressive and heavy medaillion. Extremely rare.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen-; SNG.von Aulock - ; SNG.Paris 984var.
Lindgren collection- ; Righetti collection 475 ; Weber collection- ;
Sear GIC- 
RRR
vf

6.750,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - PISIDIA, ANTIOCHIA - AE 34

weight 26,86gr. ; bronze Ø 33mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP CAES L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG
rev. Mên standing right with Phrygian cap, holding Nikè on globe
and sceptre  COL CAES ANTIOCH S R

BMC 20 ; SNG.Copenhagen 27 ; SNG.von Aulock 4924
f+

75,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - PISIDIA, ANTIOCHIA - AE 22

weight 5,26gr. ; bronze Ø 22mm.

obv. Laureate head left  IMP CAES L SEPT SEV AVG
rev. Mên standing facting, head left, holding Nikè and sceptre
COLONIA ANTIOCHIA

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 4927 ; SNG.France 1118var. RR
f/vf

85,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - CAPPADOCIA, CAESAREA - AR Tridrachm, year 16 (AD 208)

weight 8,66gr. ; silver Ø 23mm.

obv. Laureate head right  AV KAI Λ CЄΠTI CЄOYHPOC
rev. Mount Archaeus with naked figure, with globe and sceptre, on top
MHTPO KAICAP NEΩK, in exergue ЄT IS

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen-; SNG.von Aulock - ; Sydenham-  ; Sear GIC.-
RRRR
Seems to be unpublished. Of the highest rarity.
vf

1.495,00 



SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 - CAPPADOCIA, CAESAREA - AR Drachm, year 16 (208 AD)

weight 3,07gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate head of Severus right, surrounded
by the legend; AV KAI Λ CЄΠT CЄOYHPOC
rev. Mount Archaeus with crater and trees, star on top,
surrounded by the legend; MHTPO KAICAPI NЄ,
ЄT Iς in exergue

Caesarea (modern Kayseri in Turkey) was originally called Mazaka or Mazaca (according to Armenian tradition, it was founded by and named after Mishak) and was known as such to Strabo, during whose time it was the capital of the Roman province of Cilicia, known also as Eusebia at the Argaeus, after Ariarathes V Eusebes, King of Cappadocia (163–130 BC). The name was changed again by Archelaus, last King of Cappadocia (36 BC–14 AD) and a Roman vassal, to "Caesarea in Cappadocia" (to distinguish it from other cities with the name Caesarea in the Roman Empire) in honour of Caesar Augustus, upon his death in 14 AD. When the Muslim Arabs arrived, they adapted the pronunciation to their writing resulting in Kaisariyah (note that letter C in classical Latin was pronounced K), and this eventually became Kayseri when the Seljuk Turks took control of the city in circa 1080, remaining as such ever since. The city stood on a low spur on the north side of Mount Argaeus (modern Mount Erciyes), a vulcano with the height of nearly 4.000 meter.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen-; SNG.von Aulock - (cf. 6468) ; 
Sydenham- ; Sear GIC-
RRR
Seems to be unpublished. Extremely rare.
vf/xf

695,00 



JULIA DOMNA, wife of Septimius Severus (193-211) - AE As, Rome (198)

weight 10,78gr. ; bronze Ø 25mm.

obv. Draped buste right  IVLIA AVGVSTA
rev. Hilaritas standing left, holding palmbranch and cornucopiae
HILARITAS S C

Cohen 74 ; RIC 877 ; BMC 312,786 R
dark patina
vf

225,00 



JULIA DOMNA, wife of Septimius Severus (193-211) - AR Denarius, Rome (201)

weight 3,63gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Draped bust right  IVLIA AVGVSTA
rev. Isis standing right, left foot on prow, nursing infant Horus held at her breast,
rudder resting against altar behind SAECVLI FELICITAS

Cohen 174 ; RIC 577 ; BMC 166, 75 ; Sear 6606
good vf

65,00 



JULIA DOMNA, wife of Septimius Severus and mother of Caracalla - AE Sestertius, Rome (213)

weight 20,89gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.
This coin was minted during the reign of Caracalla.

obv. Bust of Julia Domna, hair elaborately waved in ridges and turned up
low at the back, diademed, draped, right   IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG
rev. Felicitas, draped, standing left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand 
over altar and holding caduceus in left hand   SAECVLI FELICITAS S C

Julia Domna was the second wife of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus and the mother of Emperors Geta and Caracalla. Unlike most Empresses, Julia travelled with her husband on military campaigns. She was well respected and credited for supporting Philosophy after Nero had previously banned it. She chose to commit suicide following the asssasination of her son Caracalla during a rebellion.

Cohen 178 ; RIC 590 ; BMC 470, 215 ; Sear 7119 R
Very attractive sestertius with good portrait. Rare.
vf

525,00 



JULIA DOMNA, mother of Caracalla (211-217) - AR Antoninianus, Rome (216)

weight 5,41gr. ; silver Ø 21,5mm.

obv. Draped and diademed bust right, crescent behind shoulders
IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG
rev. Venus enthroned left, her right hand extended, holding sceptre in left hand
VENVS GENETRIX

Cohen 211 ; RIC 388a ; BMC 434,22 ; Sear 7098

vf+

155,00 



JULIA DOMNA, wife of Septimius Severus (193-211) - AR Denarius, Rome (215)

weight 3,30gr. ; silver Ø 20mm.

obv. Draped buste right  IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG
rev. Vesta seated left, holding simpulum and scepter  VESTA

Cohen 226 ; RIC 391 ; BMC 435,31
xf à xf+

135,00 



JULIA DOMNA, wife of Septimius Severus (193-211) - AE Sestertius, Rome (195)

weight 22,68gr. ; bronze 30mm.

obv. Draped bust right  IVLIA AVGVSTA
rev. Vesta seated left, holding sceptre and palladium  VESTA

Cohen 224 ; RIC 867 ; BMC 310,778 S
some minor oxiodation, but coin with good details
vf

235,00 



JULIA DOMNA, wife of Septimius Severus (193-211) - AR Denarius, Rome (206)

weight 3,31gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.

obv. Draped bust right
IVLIA  AVGVSTA
rev. Vesta standing left, holding patera and sceptre
VESTAE SANCTAE

Cohen 246 ; RIC 587 ; BMC 99 ; cf. Sear 6614
vf

50,00 



JULIA DOMNA - CAPPADOCIA, CAESAREA - AR Drachme (ca.197)

Julia Domna was the wife of Septimius Severus.
BMC 258 ; Sydenham 456 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG. von Aulock- R
vf

155,00 



JULIA DOMNA - PISIDIA, ANTIOCHIA - AE 22

Julia Domna was the wife of Septimius Severus
Sear.GIC.- ; BMC 35 ; SNG.Paris 1130 ; SNG.von Aulock 4932
vf+

110,00 



JULIA DOMNA, wife of Septimius Severus (193-211) - PISIDIA, PARLAIS - AE 20

weight 4,40gr. ; silver Ø 20mm.

obv. Draped bust leftt  IVLIA DOMNA AVG
rev. Mên with Phrygian cap standing right, left foot set on astragalos, holding sceptre and pinecone  IVL AVG COL PARLAIS

Parlais was a small city in the north of Pisidia. It was one of the many Roman settlements, built like forts, of the 1st century BC. The language in these colonies was latin, which we can also see on the coins. The 2nd and 3rd century AD was a period of prosperity, but the first years of the 4th century AD marked the beginning of the decline of Pisidian cities.

BMC 2 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock-  (cf.5137) ; SNG. Tübingen- ;
von Aulock, Kleinasien 16, 24b ; Lindgren collection- ; Weber collection- ;
SNG.Leypold - ; SNG.Pfälzer- ; SNG.Paris 1678 ; Sear GIC.2434
RR
Very rare and attractive coin with dark patina.
good vf

175,00 



CARACALLA as Caesar, 195-198 - AR Denarius, Rome (198)

weight 2,18gr. ; silver Ø 16mm.

obv. Bust of Caracalla, bare-headed, draped right
M AVR ANTON CAES PONTIF
rev. Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding caduceus
in right hand and child in left arm  IMPERII FELICITAS

Cohen 95 ; RIC 9 ; BMC 52,99 ; Sear 6674
vf/vf-

60,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - AE As, Rome (211)

weight 10,14gr. ; copper Ø 24mm.

obv. Laureate head of Caracalla right
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
rev. Fortuna, draped, seated left, holding rudder in right
hand and cornucopiae in left hand; under seat, wheel
FORT RED P M TR P XIIII COS III P P S C

Cohen 86 ; RIC 488 ; BMC 427, 39 ; Sear 6986 S
Scarce coin with good portrait and dark patina.
vf à f/vf

110,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - AR Denarius, Rome (198)

weight 3,46gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla right, seen from back
IMP CAE M AVR ANT AVG P TR P
rev. Minerva, helmeted, draped, standing left, holding Victory in
extended right hand and spear in left hand; at feet, shield;
behind, trophy  MINER VICTRIX

Cohen 159 ; RIC 25a; BMC 162,107 ; Sear 6820
vf

75,00 



CARACALLA, 198,217 - AR Denarius, Rome (213)

weight 3,67gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
rev. Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae  MONETA AVG
Cohen 165 ; RIC 224 ; BMC 90 ; Sear- (cf. 6821)
Uncirculated lustrous coin with excellent details. Absolute mintstate.
unc

275,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - AR Antoninianus, Rome (215)

weight 5,01gr. ; silver Ø 23mm.

obv. Bust of Caracalla, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
rev. Jupiter, naked, standing right, holding thunderbolt in right
hand and sceptre in left hand  P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P

Cohen 279 ; RIC 258a ; BMC 110 ; Sear-
vf

125,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - MILITARY PROVINCIAL ISSUE (LIMES FALSUM) - BI Antoninianus, Rome (215)

weight 3,54gr. ; billon Ø 24mm.

obv. Bust of Caracalla, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
rev. Jupiter, naked, standing right, holding thunderbolt in right
hand and sceptre in left hand P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P

Due to lack of money, sometimes coins were minted during military campaigns. These coin were minted with official dies, but with the use of debased silver. This way soldiers could be paid at low expenses. Very interesting and scarce.

cf. Cohen 279 ; cf. RIC 258a ; cf. BMC 110 ; Sear- S
vf

145,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - AR Denarius, Rome (200)

weight 3,25gr. ; silver Ø 20mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust right  ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Caracalla, naked, standing facing, head left, holding globe and
resting on spear PONTIF TR P III

Cohen 413 ; RIC 30a ; BMC 190,179
good vf

80,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - AR Denarius, Rome (206)

weight 3,52gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
rev. Mars standing left, holding spear and shield
PONTIF TR P VIIII COS II

Cohen 424 ; RIC 83
good portrait
vf

60,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - AR Denarius, Rome (199)

weight 3,16gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate bust of Caracalla right, seen from back, wearing
cuirass and paludamentum  ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS
rev. Securitas, draped, seated right on low seat,
propping head on right hand and holding sceptre in left hand;
to side, altar  PONT TR P II

Cohen 498 ; RIC 29 ; BMC 184,156 ; Sear 6855
vf+

75,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - AR Denarius, Rome (204)

weight 3,59gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla right, seen from back
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
rev. Victory, winged, draped, advancing left, holding wreath
in extended right hand and palm sloped over left shoulder
in left hand  VICT PART MAX

Cohen 658 ; RIC 144b; BMC 211,296 ; Sear 6895
Wonderful portrait.
xf-/vf+

85,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - AR Denarius, Rome (203)

weight 3,35gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla right, seen from back
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
rev. Virtus, helmeted, draped, standing left, holding Victory in
extended right hand and spear in left hand   VIRTVS AVGG

Cohen 667 ; RIC 149 ; BMC 211, 300 ; Sear 6903
vf

65,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - AR Denarius, Rome (206)

weight 2,95gr. ; silver 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right  ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
rev. Caracalla, togate, standing left, sacrificing over tripod-altar
VOTA SVSCEPTA X

Cohen 688 ; RIC 150 ; BMC 212,302
vf/vf-

45,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - TRACIA, PAUTALIA - AE 19

weight 5,28gr. ; bronze 19mm.

obv. Draped bust right
rev. Basket with three corn-ears

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; Evelpidis- ;
Lindgren collection- ; Weber collection--
RRR
about vf

145,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - CARIA, ALABANDA - AE 26

weight 11,49gr. ; bronze Ø 26mm.

obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust right
rev. Kithara (Lyre)

ref. BMC 43 ; SNG.Copenhagen 16 ; SNG.Schweiz 937 ;
SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Leypold-
R
Minor traces of oxidation.
vf

145,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - PISIDIA, ANTIOCHIA - AE 32

weight 24,21gr. ; bronze Ø 32mm.
obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust right  ANTONINVS IMP PIVS AVG
rev.  Mên Askaenos standing facing, head right, wearing Phrygian cap, Nikè on globe
and sceptre, cock left at feet, S – R in field,   ANTIOCH COL CAES S R around

Mên is often found in association with Persianate elements, especially with the goddess Anahita. Lunar symbolism dominates his iconography. The god is usually shown with the horns of a crescent emerging from behind his shoulders, and he is described as the god presiding over the (Lunar) months. Strabo describes Mên as a local god of the Phrygians. Mên may be influenced by the (feminine) Zoroastrian lunar divinity Mah, but his male sex is apparently due to the Mesopotamian moon god Sin. Aşlialan (1988) in a study of Antioch in Pisidia has remarked that the people who settled on the acropolis in the Greek colonial era carried the Mên Askaenos cult down to the plain as Patrios Theos and in the place where the Augusteum was built there are some signs of this former cult as bucrania on the rock-cut walls. Autochthonous Mên as attested in Anatolia is to be distinguished from his reception as a "Phrygian god" in Rome during the imperial period. Here, Mên is depicted with a  Phrygian cap and a belted tunic. He may be accompanied by bulls, lions or a cock in religious artwork. The Roman iconography of Mên partly recalls that of Mithras, who also wears a Phrygian cap and is commonly depicted with a bull and symbols of the sun and moon.     

BMC-(vgl.38) ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock-(vgl.4933) ; Pfälzer- ;
Sammlung Leypold- ; SNG.France- (vgl.1175=Elagabalus)
RRR
Unpublished in the important reference works. Extremely rare.
Very attractive coin with good portrait and dark brown patina.
vf

795,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - PISIDIA, ANTIOCHIA - AE 22

weight 4,28gr. ; bronze Ø 22mm.

obv. Laureate head right (IMP CAES) M AVR ANTONI AV
rev. Genius of Antiochia standing left, holding olive-branch
and cornucopiae  ANTIOCH GEN COL CA

SNG.Copenhagen 45var.
vf-

75,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - CAPPADOCIA, CAESAREA - AR Drachme, jr.5 (197-198)

Sear GIC.2640var. ; BMC 264var. ; Sydenham 467var. ;
SNG.Copenhagen 269var. ; SNG. von Aulock 6484
RR
f/vf à vf-

215,00 



CARACALLA, 198-217 - SYRIA, ANTIOCH AD ORONTEM - AR Tetradrachm, Antiochia

weight 10,81gr. ; silver Ø 26mm.

obv. Laureate head right
rev. Eagle standing facing, head turned left wreath in beak, between legs star

BMC 260 ; Mionnet vo.V, page 179, no.252
minor oxidation
vf-/vf

110,00 



PLAUTILLA, wife of Caracalla (198-217) - AR Denarius, Rome (202)

weight 3,27gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Bust of Plautilla, hair firmly waved and drawn down on neck,
draped, right, surrounded by the legend; PLAVTILLA  AVGVSTA
rev. Venus, naked to waist, standing left, holding apple in extended 
right hand and palm in left hand, resting left elbow on shield;
at feet, left, Cupid, surroundede by the legend; VENVS VICTRIX

Cohen 25 ; RIC 369 ; BMC 238,429 ; Sear 7074
vf

80,00 



GETA as caesar, 198-209 - AR Denarius, Rome (203)

weight 3,34gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Bust of Geta, bare-headed, draped, right,
surrounded by the legend; P SEPT GETA CAES PONT
rev. Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding caduceus in right
hand and cornucopiae in left hand, surrounded by the legend;
FELICITAS PVBLICA

Cohen 38 ; RIC 9a ; BMC 197,200 ; Sear 7173
Excellent portrait of the youthful Geta.
xf/vf+

115,00 



GETA as caesar, 198-209 - AR Denarius, Rome (203)

weight 3,11gr. ; silver Ø 20mm.

obv. Bust of Geta, bare-headed, draped, right,
surrounded by the legend; P SEPT GETA CAES PONT
rev. Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding caduceus in right
hand and cornucopiae in left hand, surrounded by the legend;
FELICITAS PVBLICA

Cohen 38 ; RIC 9a ; BMC 197,200 ; Sear 7173
vf

65,00 



GETA as Caesar, 198-209 - AE Sestertius, Rome (199)

weight 28,35gr. ; bronze Ø 32mm.

obv. Draped bust right, wearing paludamentum  P SEPT GETA CAES PONT
rev. Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
FELICITAS PVBLICA S C

This coin type seems to be unpublished with this obverse legend. Extermely rare.

Cohen - (cf. 46) ; RIC - (cf. 109) ; BMC- ; Sear- RRR
Some light tooling and re-engraving. Attractive dark patina.
vf/vf-

1.150,00 



GETA as Caesar, 198-209 - AR Denarius, Laodikea ad Mare (198)

weight 3,74gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Bare headed and draped bust right  L SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES
rev. Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
FELICITAS TEMPOR

The site of Laodicea ad Mare (modern Latakia, Syria) in Phoenicia has been inhabited since the 2nd millennium BC. By the Phoenicians it was known as Ramitha. The Greeks called it Leuke Akte (″White Coast″). The city was refounded by Seleukos I Nicator (301-281 BC), who renamed it in honour of his mother Laodice. It was a major port for the Seleukid Kingdom. Pompey the Great created the new Roman province of Syria in 64 BC. The Romans modified the name to Laodicea ad Mare. In 193, Laodicea was sacked by the governor of Syria, Pescennius Niger, in his revolt against Septimius Severus. In 194, Septimius Severus reorganized Syria into five new provinces. One of these, Coele-Syria, including all of northern Syria, briefly had its capital in Laodicea before reverting to Antioch. Septimius sought to punish Antioch for having supported Pescennius Niger. Septimius Severus endowed Laodicea with four colonnaded streets, baths, a theater, a hippodrome, numerous sanctuaries and other public buildings in the city. The city was a key strategic seaport for Roman Syria. To support Severus′ extensive military activities in the East, an imperial mint was opened at Laodicea. For a short time it became the second mint after Rome. In 202 the imperial mint at Laodikea was closed.

ref. Cohen 43 ; RIC 95 R
xf- à vf/xf

145,00 



GETA as Caesar, 198-209 - AR Denarius, Rome (198)

weight 3,24gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Draped bust with bare head right L SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES
rev. Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae  FELICITAS TEMPOR

Cohen 44 ; RIC 2 ; BMC 181,144 ; Sear 7174
xf- à vf/xf

95,00 



GETA as caesar, 198-209 - AR Denarius, Rome (200-202)

weight 3,31gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Draped bust right  P SEPT GETA CAES PONT
rev. Nobilitas standing right, holding palladium and sceptre  NOBILITAS

Cohen 90 ; RIC 13a ; BMC 197,223
Beautiful portrait of the 12-years old Geta.
xf-

125,00 



GETA as caesar, 198-209 - AE As, Rome (209)

weight 9,38gr. ; copper Ø 26mm.

obv. Bust of Geta, bare-headed, bearded, draped, cuirassed, right,
surrounded by the legend; P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES
rev. Minerva, helmeted, draped, seated left, feeding snake coiled
round olive-tree and holding sceptre in left hand; on chair sphinx;
behind, shield, with owl above, surrounded by the legend;
PONTIF COS II, S C in exergue 

Cohen 110 ; RIC 148 ; BMC 354, 863 ; Sear 7226  R
vf- à f/vf

435,00 



GETA as caesar, 198-209 - AR Denarius, Rome (208)

weight 2,90gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Bust of Geta, bare-headed, bearded, draped, right,
surrounded by the legend; P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES
rev. Genius, naked, standing left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand
over garlanded and lighted altar and holding corn-ears in left hand,
surrounded by the legend; PONTIF COS II

Cohen 114 ; RIC 59a ; BMC 274,584 ; Sear 7187
xf-/vf

95,00 



GETA as caesar, 198-209 - AR Denarius, Rome (201)

weight 3,23gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Draped and cuirassed bust of Geta, with bare head, right,
surrounded by the legend;  P SEPT GETA CAES PONT
rev. Geta standing left, holding branch in his right hand, and spear in his left,
surrounded by the legend; PRINC IVVENT

Cohen 159 ; RIC 15b ; BMC 198, 232
Some weakness, but attractive portrait of the youthful Geta.
vf/xf à vf+

95,00 



GETA as Caesar, 198-209 - MOESIA INFERIOR, MARCIANOPOLIS - AE 16

weight 2,28gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.

obv. Draped bust right  Π CEΠTI ΓETAC
rev. Moon and star  MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen -; AMNG.707 ; Varbanov 1103 (R3) R
Very attractive coin with dar patina. Rare.
xf

125,00 



GETA as caesar, 198-209 - MYSIA, HADRIANOI - AE 22

weight 6,10gr. ; Ø 22mm.

Exceptional quality for this extremely rare coin. About as struck.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Paris- ;
Slg.Leypold 332var.
RRR
Very attractive dark patina.
xf à xf+

550,00 



GETA, 209-212 - AR Denarius, Rome (211)

weight 2,55gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laurated head right  P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT
rev. Fortuna reclining right on ground, resting right arm on
wheel and holding cornucopiae  FORT RED TRP III COS II PP

Cohen 62 ; RIC 77 ; BMC 421, 10 ; Sear 7246 S
Very attractive coin with fine-detailed portrait.

xf/xf-

250,00 



GETA, 209-212 - AR Denarius, Rome (211)

weight 3,49gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate head right  P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT
rev. Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
LIBERALITAS AVG V

Cohen 68 ; RIC 88 ; BMC 368, 65 ; Sear 7247
Very attractive coin with wonderful portrait and light toning.
xf-

195,00 



GETA, 209-212 - AR Denarius, Rome (210-212

weight 2,98gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Head of Geta, laureate, bearded, right, surrounded by the legend;
P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT
rev. Victory, winged, nude to waist, stanading left, holding wreath in
extended right hand and palm sloped over left shoulder in left hand,
surrounded by the legend; VICTORIAE BRIT

This coin commemorates the Roman invasion
of Caledonia by the Septimius Severus;

The cause of Severus′ invasion of Caledonia (modern day Scotland) was a massive increase in raids and attacks on Roman Britain. This was possible because in 195 Clodius Albinus, the Roman Governor of Britain, had led most of the British legions into Gaul during his revolt against Severus. Severus had sent them back to their posts after defeating Albinus, but they had suffered large casualties at the Battle of Lugdunum. This left Hadrian′s Wall undermanned and made it easy for the Caledonians to raid into Roman Britain. It was Severus goal to restore the Roman Empire border at the Antonine Wall.

In 208 Severus arrived in Britain with around 40.000 men and marched north to Hadrian′s Wall. Once at Hadrian′s Wall Severus initiated a massive rebuilding project which finally made the whole wall into stone (before the western portion had been mostly turf and timber); this led to later Romans calling Hadrian′s Wall the Severan Wall. After starting the project Severus marched north and occupied all the land between Hadrian′s Wall and the Antonine Wall. After completing the occupation Severus began another reconstruction project but this time on the Antonine Wall.

In 209 Severus led his army north into the highlands and invaded Caledonian territories. Severus suffered heavy casualties due to the guerrilla tactics used by the Caledonians. Because of this Severus began a plan of holding down all the territory he could by the reoccupation of many of Agricola′s old forts and devastating all the territory he couldn′t. This led to many of the tribes attempting to reach a peace agreement with Severus because of fear of extinction through Roman genocide. Peace talks failed and it looked as if the war would continue until all the tribes had submitted to Rome or been exterminated. In early 210 Severus′ son Caracalla led a punitive expedition north of the Antonine wall with the intention of killing everyone he came across and looting and burning everything of value. The plan was for Severus to follow his son′s army and permanently occupy all of Caledonia. In 210 Severus became ill and went to York to rest and recover. He kept getting worse until 4 February 211 when he died. Caracalla then called off the war against the Caledonians and headed back to Rome to consolidate his power. The Romans never campaigned deep into Caledonia again: they soon withdrew south permanently to Hadrian′s Wall. Although the goal of restoring the border at the Antonine Wall was not reached, these military campaign were regarded as very successful. The successes were propagandized by minting coins with the legend “VICTORIAE BRITTANICA”, and honouring Severus, Caracalla and Geta with the title “Brittanicus”. Rare historical coin.

Cohen 219 ; RIC 92 ; BMC 369, 68 ; Sear 7254 R
vf/xf à vf+

250,00 



MACRINUS, 217-218 - AR Denarius, Rome (217)

weight 3,33gr. ; silver Ø 20,5mm.

obv. Bust of Macrinus, laureate, long bearded, draped, right,
surrounded by the legend; IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG
rev. Fides, head right, standing front, holding standard in each hand,
right foot on helmet   PONTIF MAX TR P COS PP

Cohen 60 ; RIC 22A ; BMC 38 ; Sear 7345 S
xf-

260,00 



MACRINUS, 217-218 - AR Antoninianus, Rome (May-June 217)

weight 4,54gr. ; silver Ø 23mm.

obv. Cuirassed and radiated bust right  IMP CM OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG
rev. Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, protecting small figure
of Macrinus standing at his feet  IOVI CONSERVATORI

Cohen 38 ; RIC 77 ; BMC 19 R
vf

385,00 



MACRINUS, 217-218 - AR Denarius, Rome (217)

weight 2,37gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Cuirassed ans laurated bust right  IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG
rev. Fides Militum standing between four standards  PONT MAX TR P

Sear- ; Cohen- ; RIC- R4
This cointype seems to be unpublished. Extremely rare. Minor oxidation.
vf-/vf

750,00 



MACRINUS, 217-218 - AE As, Rome (218)

weight 9,62gr. ; copper Ø 24,5mm.

obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust right  IMP CAES M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG
rev. Macrinus in triumphal quadriga left, holding branch and scepter, crowned by
Victory standing behind him  PONTIF MAX TR P II COS II PP  S C

Sear 7427 ; Cohen 107 ; RIC 162 ; BMC 134 R
Rare coin with darkgreen patina.
vf/vf-

425,00 



MACRINUS, 217-218 - AR Antoninianus, Rome (217-218)

weight 5,24gr. ; silver Ø 21,5mm.

obv. Draped, cuirassed and radiated bust right
IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG
rev. Securitas enthroned left, holding scepter and propping head on left hand,
altar at feet  SECVRITAS TEMPORVM

Coh.126var. ; RIC 95 ; BMC 27 ; Sear 7325var.  R
vf

425,00 



MACRINUS, 217-218 AD - CYRRHESTICA - AR Tetradrachm, Chyrrus

weight 12,24gr. ; silver 25mm.

obv. Draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus right, surrounded by the legend;
AV K M OΠЄ CЄ MAKPЄINOC CЄB
rev. Eagle seen from front, wings spread, head right and wreath in beak,
standing on filleted thyrsos, surrounded by the legend; 
ΔHMAPK EΞ YΠATO Δ

Only 3 examples noted by Prieur. Extremely rare.

The city of Cyrrhus in Syria was founded by Seleucus Nicator shortly after 300 BC, and was named after the Macedonian city of Cyrrhus. Its ruins are located in northern Syria, near the Turkish border about 70 km northwest of Aleppo and 24 km west of Killis, in Turkey. Cyrrhus was the capital of the extensive district of Cyrrhestica, between the plain of Antioch and Commagene. It was taken by the Armenian Empire in the 1st century BC, then became Roman when Pompey took Syria in 64 BC. By the 1st century AD, it had become a Roman administrative, military, and commercial center on the trade route between Antioch and the Euphrates River crossing at Zeugma, and minted its own coinage. It was the base of the Roman legion Legio X Fretensis. The Sassanid Persian Empire took it several times during the 3rd century. In the 6th century, the city was embellished and fortified by Byzantine Emperor Justinian. It was however taken by the Muslims in 637 and known at that time under the name of Qorosh and later by the Crusaders in the 11th century. Nur ad-Din Zangi recaptured it in 1150. Muslim travelers of the 13th and 14th century report it both as a large city and as largely in ruins.

cf. SNG.Copenhagen - ; cf. Bellinger page 48, no.121 ; 
Prieur 916 ; cf. Sear GIC.4946
RRR
f/vf

375,00 



MACRINUS, 217-218 AD - SYRIA, SELEUKIS & PIERIA - AR Tetradrachm, Laodikea ad Mare

weight 13,19gr. ; silver 26mm.

obv. Laureate head of Macrinus right, surrounded by the legend;
AV K M OΠ CЄOV MAKPЄINOC C
rev. Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread,
holding wreath in beak, star between legs, surrounded by the legend;
ΔHMAPK EΞ YΠATOC Π Π

The site of Laodicea ad Mare (modern Latakia, Syria) in Phoenicia has been inhabited since the 2nd millennium BC. By the Phoenicians it was known as Ramitha. The Greeks called it Leuke Akte (″White Coast″). The city was refounded by Seleukos I Nicator (301-281 BC), who renamed it in honour of his mother Laodice. It was a major port for the Seleukid Kingdom. Pompey the Great created the new Roman province of Syria in 64 BC. The Romans modified the name to Laodicea ad Mare. In 193, Laodicea was sacked by the governor of Syria, Pescennius Niger, in his revolt against Septimius Severus. In 194, Septimius Severus reorganized Syria into five new provinces. One of these, Coele-Syria, including all of northern Syria, briefly had its capital in Laodicea before reverting to Antioch. Septimius sought to punish Antioch for having supported Pescennius Niger. Septimius Severus endowed Laodicea with four colonnaded streets, baths, a theater, a hippodrome, numerous sanctuaries and other public buildings in the city. The city was a key strategic seaport for Roman Syria.

BMC 392 ; SNG.Copenhagen 368 ; Bellinger 73 ; 
Prieur 1182 ; Sear GIC.2953
R
vf-

275,00 



MACRINUS, 217-218 AD - SYRIA, SELEUKIS & PIERIA - AE 31, Laodikea ad Mare

weight 15,81gr. ; bronze 31mm.

obv. Laureate head of Macrinus right
IMP C M OP SEV MACRINOS P AVG
rev. She-wolf standing right, head turned to look back at the
suckling twins, Romulus and Remus, ROMAE above, FEL in exergue

BMC 97 ; SNG Copenhagen 369 ; BMC 97 ;
Lindgren 2097 ; Sear GIC.2954
R
Some minor planchet faults and weakness. Dark patina. Rare.
vf

195,00 



MACRINUS, 217-218 AD - MESOPOTAMIA - AR Tetradrachm, Emesa

weight 12,87gr. ; silver 25mm.

obv. Laureate head of Macrinus right, surrounded by the legend;
AVT K M OΠ CЄ MAKPЄINOC CЄB
rev. Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread, 
holding wreath in beak, letter H above left wing, between legs
radiate and draped bust of Shamash left, surrounded by the legend; 
ΔHMAPK EΞ YΠATOC Π Π

The God Shamash was worshipped in Emesa. Originally this God was named Utu, later worshipped by the East Semitic Akkadian-speaking Assyrians and Babylonians as Shamash. It was the ancient Mesopotamian sun god, god of justice, morality, and truth, and the twin of the Mesopotamian goddess Inanna (Ishtar in the Assyrio-Babylonian language), the Queen of Heaven. His main temples were in the cities of Sippar and Larsa. He was believed to ride through the heavens in his sun chariot and see all things that happened in the day. He was the enforcer of divine justice and was thought to aid those in distress. According to Sumerian mythology, he helped protect Dumuzid when the galla demons tried to drag him to the Underworld and he appeared to the hero Ziusudra after the Great Flood. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, he helps Gilgamesh defeat the ogre Humbaba.

cf. SNG.Copenhagen 312 ; cf. Prieur 987-989 ; Sear GIC.- R
Minor weakness.
vf

395,00 



DIADUMENIANUS as Caesar, 217-218 - AR Denarius, Rome (217-218)

weight 2,96gr. ; silver Ø 21mm.

obv. Draped and cuirassed bare-headed bust right
M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES
rev. Diadumenian, in military attire, standing facing, head right, holding standard
and scepter, two more standards set in ground to right  PRINC IVVENTVTIS

Sear 7449 ; Cohen 3 ; RIC 102 ; BMC 87 S
nearly uncirculated lustrous coin, with excellent details
unc-

950,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - AR Denarius, Antiochia (218-219)

with the obverse legend ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG.
normally it is with FEL AVG. Very rare variety.  
Cohen- (cf.15) ; RIC (cf.187) ; BMC- (cf.275) RR
f/vf

125,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - AR Antoninianus, Rome (219-220)

weight 5,08gr. ; silver Ø 23mm.

obv. Draped, cuirassed and radiated bust right  IMP ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Fides Militum standingfacing, head turned right, holding vexillum and
standard  FIDES MILITVM

Cohen 39 ; RIC 72 ; BMC 128
vf

95,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - AR Denarius, Rome (220-221)

weight 3,00gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust right  IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
rev. Legionary eagle between two standards, shield at base  FIDES MILITVM

Cohen 44 ; RIC 78 ; BMC 201 ; Sear 7514
vf+

85,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - AR Denarius, Antiochia (218-219)

weight 2,67gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust right  IMP ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Hilaritas standing left between two children, holding patera
en long palm HILARITAS AVG

Cohen 56 ; RIC 190var. RR
vf/vf-

145,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - AR Antoninianus, Rome (219)

weight 4,75gr. ; silver Ø 21mm.

obv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right  IMP ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor set on globe LAETITIA PVBL

Cohen 72 ; RIC 94 ; BMC 145 ; Sear 7490
Wonderful coin with fine details.
about xf

175,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - AR Antoninianus, Rome (218)

weight 4,41gr. ; silver Ø 23mm.

obv. Draped, cuirassed and radiated bust right  
IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter, shield at side
PM TR P COS PP

Cohen 126 ; RIC 1 ; BMC 3
vf

110,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - AR Antoninianus, Rome (219)

weight 4,40gr. ; silver Ø 23mm.

obv. Draped, cuirassed and radiated buste right  
IMP ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Providentia standing facing, head left, legs crossed, resting
left arm on column, holding rod and cornucopiae, globe at feet to left  
PM TR P II COS II PP

Cohen 145 ; RIC 22 ; BMC 99
vf

125,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - AR Antoninianus, Rome (219-220)

weight 4,32gr. ; silver Ø 22mm.

obv. Draped and radiated bust right  IMP ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Felicitas standing facing, head left, holdijng long caduceus and cornucopiae
TEMPORVM FELICITAS

Cohen 280 ; RIC 149 ; BMC 166
vf/vf+

125,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - AR Antoninianus, Rome (218-219)

weight 5,38gr. ; silver Ø 22mm.

obv. Draped, cuirassed and radiated bust right  
IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG
rev. Victory advancing eright, holding wreath and palm
VICTOR ANTONINI AVG

Cohen 291 ; RIC 155 ; BMC 32
vf

125,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - MOESIA INFERIOR, MARCIANOPOLIS - AE 25

weight 6,75gr. ; bronze Ø 25mm.

obv. Laurated and draped bust right
rev. Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent from patera

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.München- ; Lindgren collection- ;
Varbanov 1465var.
RR
vf

145,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - BITHYNIA, BITHYNIUM KLAUDIOPOLIS - AE 31

weight 16,28gr. ; bronze 31mm.

obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield ornamented 
with galloping quadriga left  M AVPH ANTΩNINOC AVΓ
rev. Octastyle temple, shield in pediment  BIΘVINIEΩN, below temple AΔIANΩN

Sear GIC.3047 ; SNG.Tübingen- ; Lindgren collection- ; SNG.von Aulock 315-317 ;
Weber collection- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Sammlung Leypold- ; SNG.Schweiz-
RRR
f/vf à vf-

335,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - BITHYNIA, NICAEA - AE 23

weight 5,29gr. ; bronze Ø 23mm.

obv. Laureate head right
rev. Three standards

BMC 93 ; Weiser- ; SNG.Copenhagen 513 ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
Sammlung Leypold 170
R
vf

85,00 



ELAGABALUS, 218-222 - CILICIA, FLAVIOPOLIS - AE 24, year 146 (218-219 AD)

weight 8,41gr. ; bronze Ø 24mm.
Struck in year 146 (= 218-219 AD) of the Era of Flaviopolis
obv. Laurated head right M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC
rev. Bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet
FLAVIOΠOΛЄITΩN ЄT SMP    

Flaviopolis used to be identified with the modern Kozan (Armenian Sis). But modern studies tells us that Flaviopolis is almost certainly identifiable with modern Kadirli on the river Savrun at the NE corner of the plain and ca. 160 km from Adana. Kozan (120 km NE of Adana) is out of the question since it has virtually no pre-Armenian remains and no trace of an ancient road thither from the ruins of Anazarbos (Anavarza) 35 km S. According to the Antonine Itinerary, however, Flaviopolis was the first city from Anazarbos on the road N to Kokossos (Göksun), and a stretch of this road, with milestones in situ, still exists. Also, ca. 5 km N of Anavarza, a Roman bridge spans the Savrun at Tozlu and a number of inscriptions were found there in 1949. Most scholars agree on the identification of Flaviopolis with Kadirli, for epigraphic evidence there proves the existence of a city whose magistrates were demiurgi. Flaviopolis was founded in A.D. 74 by Vespasian, as part of an imperial program for the urbanization of the Cilician Plain. Until then the rural hinterland, as well as the city of Anazarbos, was probably administered by the Tracondimotid dynasty from Hieropolis Castabala. Some mosaic floors, inscriptions, and building blocks have been found at Kadirli, and a 6th c. church has been excavated. Flaviopolis was bishopric of Cilicia Secunda in the Christian era.

BMC 9 ; SNG.Paris 2189 ; SNG.Levante- ; Ziegler- ; Waddington 4293 ;
SNG.Leypold 2357 ; Sear GIC.3090
R
Very attractive and rare coin with a dark green patina.
good vf

375,00 



JULIA PAULA, 1st wife of Elagabalus - AR Denarius, Rome (219-220)

weight 3,20gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Draped bust right  IVLIA PAVLA AVG
rev. Concordia seated left holding patera, star in left field 
CONCORDIA

Cohen 6 ; RIC 211 ; BMC 172 ; Sear 7655  S
vf

165,00 



JULIA PAULA, first wife of Elagabalus - AR Denarius, Rome (219)

weight 1,99gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Draped bust right  IVLIA PAVLA AVG
rev. Elagabalus standing right and Julia Paula standing left,
facing each other, claping right hands  CONCORDIA

Cohen 12 ; RIC 214 ; BMC 318 R
Very attractive coin of good style and with excellent details.
xf/xf+

385,00 



JULIA PAULA, 1st wife of Elagabalus - AR Denarius, Rome (219)

weight 2,67gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Draped bust of Julia Paula, hair waved and fastened in plait, right,
around the text; IVLIA PAVLA AVG
rev. Elagabalus standing right and Julia Paula standing left,
facing each other, claping right hands, around the text; CONCORDIA

Cohen 12 ; RIC 214 ; BMC 318 ; Sear 7656 R
vf

185,00 



JULIA SOAEMIAS, mother of Elagabalus - AR Denarius, Rome (220-222)

weight 3,11gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Draped bust of Julia Soaemias, hair waved and turned
up low at the back, right. around the text; IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG
rev. Venus, diademed, draped, standing left, holding apple in extended
right hand and sceptre in left hand, star in right field, around the text;
VENVS CAELESTIS

Cohen 14 ; RIC 243 ; BMC 55 ; Sear 7720 S
vf-/vf

125,00 



JULIA SOAEMIAS, mother of Elagabalus - AR Denarius, Rome (220)

weight 2,78gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Draped bust of Julia Soaemias, hair waved and turned up low at the back, right.
around the text; IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG
rev. Venus, diademed, draped, seated left, holding apple in extended right hand and
sceptre in left hand; at feet, child, around the text; VENVS CAELESTIS

Cohen 14 ; RIC 243 ; BMC 55 ; Sear 7720 S
vf

135,00 



JULIA MAESA, grandmother of Elagabalus - AR Denarius, Rome (220)

weight 2,79gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Draped bust of Julia Maesa, hair waved and turned up low at the back, right.
around the text; IVLIA MAESA AVG
rev. Pietas, draped, standing left, sacrificing with raised right hand over lighted
altar and holding incense-box in left hand, around the text; PIETAS AVG

Cohen 29 ; RIC 263 ; BMC 73 ; Sear 7754 S
vf/vf-

85,00 



JULIA MAESA, grandmother of Elagabalus (218-222) - AR Antoninianus, Rome (218-219)

weight 4,67gr. ; silver Ø 22mm.

obv. Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
IVLIA MAESA AVG
rev. Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding box of incense
PIETAS AVG

Cohen 30 ; RIC 264 ; BMC 70 R
vf

235,00 



JULIA MAESA, grandmother of Elagabalus (218-222) – AE Sestertius , Rome (218-220)

weight 20,73gr. ; bronze Ø 31mm.
obv. Draped and diademed bust right  IVLIA MAESA AVGVSTA
rev. Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding box of incense
PIETAS AVG S C
Sear 7763 ; Cohen 31var. ; RIC 414 ; BMC 389 R
Some traces of oxidation. Rare cointtype.
f/vf

235,00 



JULIA MAESA, grandmother of Elagabalus (218-222) - AR Denarius, Rome (218-222)

weight 3,51gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Draped bust right  IVLIA MAESA AVG
rev. Pudicitia seated left, holding scepter  PVDICITIA

Cohen 36 ; RIC 268 ; BMC 76 ; Sear 7756
Wonderful coin with excellent details. Near mintstate.
about unc

350,00 



JULIA MAESA, grandmother of Elagabalus - AR Denarius, Rome (220-222)

weight 2,47gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Draped bust right, surrounded by the legend;
IVLIA MAESA AVG
rev. Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and patera above altar,
surrounded by the legend; SAECVLI  FELICITAS

Cohen 45 ; RIC 271 ; BMC 79
vf/xf

95,00 



JULIA MAESA, grandmother of Elagabalus - AR Denarius, Rome (220)

weight 2,20gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Draped bust of Julia Maesa, hair waved and turned up low at the back, right,
around the text; IVLIA MAESA AVG
rev. Incusum of the obverse

Interesting brockage denarius. Very rare.
vf

350,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AE As, Rome (226)

weight 11,30gr. ; copper Ø 25mm.

obv. Laureated and draped bust of Severus right 
IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG  
rev. Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales in right
hand and cornucopiae in left hand  AEQVITAS AVG, S - C in field

Cohen 14 ; RIC 546 ; BMC 337 ; Sear 8057 S
Attractive coin with dark patina. Scarce.
vf

140,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AE As, Rome (229)

weight 9,57gr. ; copper Ø 25mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG
rev. Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
LIBERALITAS AVGVSTI IIII S C

Cohen 137 ; RIC 577var. ; BMC 563note ; Sear 8064 S
vf

125,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AE Sestertius, Rome (232)

weight 20,77gr. ; bronze Ø 29mm.

obv. Laureate bust of Severus right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum,  
around the text; IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
rev. Mars, helmeted, walking right, holding spear in right hand and shield
in left hand, S - C across field, around the text; MARS VLTOR

Mars
was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome. He was the son of Jupiter and Juno, and he was the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army. Most of his festivals were held in March, the month named for him (Latin Martius), and in October, which began the season for military campaigning and ended the season for farming.

Augustus created the cult of "Mars the Avenger" (Mars Ultor) to mark two occasions: his defeat of the assassins of Caesar at Philippi in 42 BC, and the negotiated return of the Roman battle standards that had been lost to the Parthians at the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC. The god is depicted wearing a cuirass and helmet and standing in a "martial pose," leaning on a lance he holds in his right hand. He holds a shield in his left hand. The Temple of Mars Ultor, dedicated in 2 BC in the center of the Forum of Augustus, gave the god a new place of honor. The goddess Ultio, a divine personification of vengeance, had an altar and golden statue in his temple.

Cohen 163 ; RIC 635 ; BMC 841 ; Sear 7979
f/vf

95,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AR Denarius, Rome (226)

weight 3,79gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust of Severus right,   
around the text; IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
rev. Alexander, togate, standing left, sacrificing over tripod-altar,
around the text;  PM TR P V COS II PP

Cohen 289 ; RIC 55 ; BMC 373 ; Sear 7899
vf-

45,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AE Sestertius, Rome (229)

weight 23,88gr. ; bronze Ø 30mm.

obv. Laureate head  of Severus  right, light drapery on left shoulder,
around the text; IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG
rev. Severus Alexander, laureate and togate, standing in decorated quadriga right,
holding reins with left hand and eagle-tipped sceptre in right hand, S - C in exergue,
around the text;  PM TR P VIII COS III PP

Cohen 377 ; RIC 495 ; BMC 575 ; Sear 7997
Very interesting reverse. Rare.
vf-/vf

495,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AE Sestertius, Rome (231)

weight 15,62gr. ; bronze Ø 29mm.

obv. Laureate head  of Severus  right, light drapery on left shoulder,
around the text; IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG
rev. Sol Invictus, radiate, head left, standing left, raising right hand and holding
whip in left hand, S - C across field, around the text;  PM TR P VIIII COS III PP

Cohen 390 ; RIC 500 ; BMC 625 ; cf. Sear 7999
vf-

125,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AR Denarius, Rome (231)

weight 2,68gr. ; silver Ø 20,5mm.

obv. Laureate bust right  IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
rev. Mars standing left, holding spear in right hand and resting left on shield
PM TR P X COS III PP

Cohen 409 ; RIC 108 ; BMC 774 ; cf. Sear 7912
vf/xf

85,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AE Sestertius, Rome (231)

weight 18,46gr. ; bronze Ø 28mm.

obv. Laureate bust of Severus  right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG

rev. Sol, radiate, head left, standing right, raising right hand and holding
globe in left hand  PM TR P X COS III PP, S - C in field

Cohen 412var. ; RIC 515 ; BMC 809 ; Sear 7999var.
vf-

125,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AR Denarius, Rome (232)

weight 3,12gr. ; silver Ø 20mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust right  IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
rev. Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting skirt SPES PVBLICA

Cohen 546 ; RIC 254 ; BMC 897 ; Sear 7927
Wonderful lustrous coin with excellent fine details.
about unc

255,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AE Sestertius, Rome (232)

weight 21,61gr. ; bronze Ø 28mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
rev. Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting skirt
SPES PVBLICA, S - C in field

Cohen 547 ; RIC 648 ; BMC 902 ; Sear 8019
Wonderful coin with excellent portrait.
xf- à vf/xf

795,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AE Sestertius, Rome (232)

weight 19,28gr. ; bronze Ø 29mm.

obv. Laureate bust right  IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
rev. Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting skirt SPES PVBLICA S C

Cohen 547 ; RIC 648 ; BMC 902 ; Sear 8019
vf-

95,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AE Sestertius, Rome (230)

weight 18,54gr. ; bronze Ø 29mm.

obv. Laureate head right  IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG
rev. Victory standing right, left foot on helmet, inscribing VOT X on
shield set on trunk of palm-tree  VICTORIA AVGVSTI S C 

Cohen 567 ; RIC 616 ; BMC 643
Minor flancrack. Dark brown patina.
vf/vf-

125,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AR Denarius, Rome (225)

weight 3,36gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Laureate and draped bust right  IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
rev. Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting on shield  VIRTVS AVG?

Cohen 576 ; RIC 182 ; BMC 278
good vf

75,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - AR Denarius, Rome (230)

weight 3,12gr. ; silver Ø 20mm.

obv. Laurate head right  IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG
rev. Severus standing left in military attire, holding globe and spear  VIRTVS AVG

Cohen 586 ; RIC 226 ; BMC 647 ; Sear 7938
Nearly uncirculated coin with excellent details.
unc-

195,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - MOESIA INFERIOR, MARCIANOPOLIS - AE 25

weight 8,24gr. ; Ø 25mm.

obv. Laureate bust right
rev. Eagle standing facing, head left with wreath in beak

SNG.Copenhagen 246
very attractive eagle and dark patina
vf

85,00 



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 222-235 - PONTOS - AE 31 or hexassarion, Amasia, year 234 (= 234/235 AD)

weight 24,10gr. ; bronze Ø 34mm.

obv. Laureate bust of Severus Alexander right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum,
seen from behind, around the text; AΥT K CЄOΥHΡOC AΛЄΞANΔΡOC
rev. Altar of Zeus Stratius surmounted by eagle standing facing, wings spread,
head to left; above, facing quadriga driven by Sol; to left of altar, tree,
around the text; AΔΡ CЄΥ AΛЄΞ AMACIAC, MH Λ ΠΡ in exergue,
ЄTC - ΛΔ  across field

BMC- (cf. 40) ; Waddington Rec.gen.107 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen IV, 118 ;
cf. Lindgren collection II 17; RPC IV Online 6472 ; Sear GIC- (cf. 3275)
R
Attractive specimen with brown patina. Rare.
vf

375,00 



ORBIANA, wife of Severus Alexander - AR Denarius, Rome (225)

weight 2,98gr. silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Diademed and draped bust right
SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG
rev. Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and double cornucopiae
CONCORDIA AVGG

Cohen 1 ; RIC 319 ; BMC 287 ; Sear 8191 R
Very minor roughness. Rare.
vf/vf+

325,00 



ORBIANA, wife of Severus Alexander - AE Sestertius, Rome (225)

weight 17,46gr. ; bronze  Ø 30mm.

obv. Diademed and draped bust right
SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG
rev. Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and double cornucopiae
CONCORDIA AVGG, S C in exergue

Cohen 4 ; RIC 655 ; BMC 293 ; Sear 8193 R
f/vf

475,00 



JULIA MAMAEA, mother of Severus Alexander - AE Sestertius, Rome (228)

weight 18,05gr. ; bronze Ø 28mm.

obv. Draped and diademed bust right  IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA
rev. Felicitas seated left, holding caduceus en cornucopiae 
FELICITAS  PVBLICA, S C in exergue

Cohen 26 ; RIC 679 ; BMC 661 ; Sear 8229
Wonderful portrait with fine details. Dark patina.
xf-/vf+

425,00 



JULIA MAMAEA, mother of Severus Alexander - AR Denarius, Rome (222)

weight 2,84gr. ; silver Ø 21mm.
Julia Mamaea was the mother of Severus Alexander

obv. Draped bust right  IVLIA MAMAEA AVG
rev. Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre, peacock at feet
IVNO CONSERVATRIX

Cohen 35 ; RIC 343 ; BMC 43
very sharp-struck portrait
xf/xf-

125,00 



JULIA MAMAEA, mother of Severus Alexander - AR Denarius, Rome (231)

weight 3,33gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.

obv. Draped bust right  IVLIA MAMAEA AVG
rev. Pietas standling left, sacrificing over altar and holding box of  incense
PIETAS AVGVSTAE

Cohen 48 ; RIC 346 ; BMC 821
xf-/vf+

85,00 



JULIA MAMAEA, mother of Severus Alexander (222-235) - AR Denarius, Rome (226)

weight 2,72gr. ; silver Ø 18,5m.

obv. Draped bust right  IVLIA MAMAEA AVG
rev. Vesta standing left, holding palladium and sceptre VESTA

Cohen 81 ; RIC 360 ; BMC 381 ; Sear 8217
Attractive coin with fine details.
xf/xf-

130,00 





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