Minilist 29 - February 20, 2014

Silver Roman coins spanning 200 years of Roman history

Our 29th Mini-List is actually a mini-list consisting of only 17 coins. However we think the coins are mostly exceptionally nice and pleasing. All are silver Roman coins spanning about 200 years of Roman history.

The list has been delayed a bit due to an unfortunate injury to Rita which while painful was not serious. Of course that's easy for me to say. Also the better part of this week has been spent gathering figures to give to our accountant. Always a pleasant task (he said with sarcasm).

I hope you find a coin or two to whet your pleasure this week.


*56131 *Trajan. 98-117 (105-107) AD. Silver Denarius (3.26g). Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder IMPTRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP/Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm COS V PPSPQR OPTIMO PRINC. RIC-128, RSC-74. Gd VF, toned. $175


*56135 *Trajan. 98-117 (115 AD). Silver Denarius (3.16g). Laureate and draped bust right IMP TRAI- ANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TR P/Genius stg. left, holding patera & grain-ear COS VI PP SPQR. RIC-303, RSC-105, SR-3134. VF. $99


*56125 *Antoninus Pius. 138-161 (150-151). Silver Denarius (3.46g). Laureate head right ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XIIII/Genius standing left, holding patera and corn-ears COS IIII. RIC-196, RSC-220, SR-4069. aEF, exceptionally nice and centered. $150


*56134 *Antoninus Pius. 138-161 (145-161). Silver Denarius (3.27g). Laureate head right ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP/Concordia (or Clementia) stg. left holding patera & scepter COS IIII. RIC-129, RSC-226, SR-4070. Gd toned VF. $119


*56136 *Antoninus Pius. 138-161 (158-159). Silver Denarius (3.20g). Laureate head right ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP/Antoninus Pius standing left, sacrificing over tripod VOTA SVSCEP DECENN III COS IIII in ex. RIC-293, RSC-1117, SR-4140. Gd VF, lightly toned. $119


*56132 *Diva Faustina Sr., wife of Antoninus Pius. Died 141 AD. Silver Denarius (3.21g). Diademed and draped bust right DIVA FAVSTINA/Ceres, veiled, standing facing, head right, holding torch and grain-ears. avgvsta. RIC-358, RSC-93, SR-4581. Nice toned VF. $95


*56137 *Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus. (198-202 AD). Silver Denarius (2.82g). Draped bust right IVLIA AVGVSTA/Ceres std. left, holding corn-ears & long torch CERERI FRVGIF. Struck at Laodicea. RIC-636, RSC-14, SR-6576. Gd VF, toned. Nicer than usual. $79


*56140 *Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus. (203 AD). Silver Denarius (3.20g). Draped bust of Julia Domna right/Pietas standing left, both hands raised in invocation, altar at feet. PIETAS PVBLICA. SR-6601, RIC-574, RSC-156. Nice EF, flan a bit ragged. $110


*56116 *Caracalla. 198-217 AD (215 AD). Silver Denarius (2.97g). Bearded laureate bust right/Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia, LIBERAL AVG VIIII. RIC-302, SR-6814, RSC-139. Toned EF. $100


*56127 *Caracalla. 198-217. Silver Denarius (2.77g). Laureate head right ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM/Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. RIC-268; RSC 314, SR-6841. Toned EF. $150


*56124 *Plautilla, wife of Caracalla. Struck 202 AD. Silver Denarius (3.14g). Draped bust right PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA/Concordia stg. left holding patera and scepter CONCORDIA AVGG. RIC-363a, RSC-1, SR-7065. Gd VF, tad porous, small flan crack. $150


*56126 *Geta, as Caesar (198-209) c. 209. 209-211. Silver Denarius (3.32g). Bare head right PSEPTIMIVS GETA CAES/Genius standing left, holding grain ears and patera over burning altar to left. PONTIF COS II. RIC-59b; RSC 114, SR-7187. Lightly toned virtually EF. $199


*56133 *Julia Paula, 1st wife of Elagabalus. Divorced 220-221 AD. Silver Denarius (3.68g). Draped bust right IVLIA PAVLA AVG/Concordia seated left, holding patera; star to left CONCORDIA. RIC-211, RSC-6A, SR-7655. GD VF. $150


*56139 *Julia Maesa, grandmother of Elagabalus. Silver Denarius (3.19g). Draped bust right IVLIA MAESA AVG/Pudicitia seated left, drawing veil from face and holding transverse scepter PVDI-CITIA. RIC-268, RSC-36, SR-7756. Toned aEF, light porosity. $119


*56138 *Severus Alexander. 222-235 (231 AD). Silver Denarius (3.77g). Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG/Annona stg left, holding grain-ears over modius ANNO NA AVG. RIC-188b, RSC-29a, SR-7859. Ch. VF, nice dark toning. $119


*56128 *Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right IMP CM AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG/Mars standing left, holding branch and reversed spear MARTI PACIFERO. RIC-160; RSC 173a, SR-7884. Ch. toned VF, tad o.c.. $119


*56129 *Constantius I, as Caesar. 293-305 AD (295-297). Silver Argenteus (2.70g). Laureate head right (Rome Mint)/Four tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod before camp gate with six turrets; A in ex. VIRTVS MILITVM. RIC-6, 42a, RSC-314†b, SR-13959. Toned aVF, irreg. flan. Uncommon denomination. $275


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