Minilist 30 - February 24, 2014

25 Third-Century Roman Sestertii from Julia Mamaea to Gordian III

Welcome to our 30th Mini-List since the beginning of 2013. This list consists of 25 Third-Century Roman Sestertii from Julia Mamaea to Gordian III. Almost all have very nice portraits and we think you will be pleased with what you order. All have been photographed by Bill, so hopefully they will truly represent the coins as I am still learning the intricacies of digital photography.

Next week's mini-list will contain medieval and modern coins. Good hunting!


*56088 *Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus. Alexander. Died 235 AD. Æ Sestertius (17.82g). Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea right/Felicitas stg & fcg., legs crossed, holding caduceus in r. hand & resting left arm on column FELICITAS PVBLICA. RIC-4, 676, SR-8228. Ch. dark VF, a tad o.c, so some letter tops are missing. $120


*56089 *Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus. Alexander. Died 235 AD. Æ Sestertius (20.46g). Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea right/Felicitas stg & fcg., legs crossed, holding caduceus in r. hand & resting l. arm on column FELICITAS PVBLICA. The caduceus that Felicitas is holding is much fancier than usually seen. In CNG E-Auction 310, #398 a similar one was offered although that example was double struck on reverse. This has not been. RIC-4, 676, SR-8228. F+. $120


*56090 *Maximinus I. 235-238. Æ Sestertius (17.06g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP MAXIMINVS PIUS AVG/Pax standing left holding branch & transverse scepter PAX AVGVSTI SC. RIC-58, SR-8332v (diff obv legend). Nice VF & centered, but flan flaws reverse. $145


*56091 *Maximinus I. 235-238. Æ Sestertius (22.45g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP MAXIMINVS PIUS AVG/Salus seated left, feeding serpent arising from altar SALVS AVGVSTI SC. RIC-64, SR-8338v (diff obv legend). VF, some softness reverse. $145


*56092 *Maximinus I. 235-238. Æ Sestertius (19.33g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP MAXIMINVS PIUS AVG/Salus seated left, feeding serpent arising from altar SALVS AVGVSTI SC. RIC-64, SR-8338v (diff obv legend). Nice VF, tiny obv. flaw. $165


*56093 *Maximinus I. 235-238. Æ Sestertius (19.64g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP MAXIMINVS PIUS AVG/Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm VICTORIA AVG SC. RIC-67, SR-8339. Nice VF, well centered. $175


*56094 *Maximinus I. 235-238. Æ Sestertius (19.38g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP MAXIMINVS PIUS AVG/Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm VICTORIA AVG SC. RIC-67, SR-8339. VF, but slight doubling of obv. legend. $150


*56095 *Maximinus I. 235-238. Æ Sestertius (22.12g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right MAXIMINVS PIUS AVG GERM/Fides stg., hd. left, hldg military standard in each hand FIDES MILITVM S-C. RIC-78, SR-8327 sim (diff obv legend). Ch. VF, but small flaw rev. $175


*56096 *Maximinus I. 235-238. Æ Sestertius (22.12g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG/Fides stg., hd. left, hldg military standard in each hand FIDES MILITVM S-C. RIC-43, SR-8327. F-VF, slight porosity. $100


*56097 *Maximinus I. 235-238. Æ Sestertius (17.69g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right MAXIMINVS PIUS AVG GERM/Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter PAX AVGVSTI SC. RIC-81, SR-8332. Nice VF, flan a bit irreg. with a few cracks. $175


*56098 *Maximinus I. 235-238. Æ Sestertius (17.22g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right MAXIMINVS PIUS AVG GERM/Victory stg l., holding wreath & palm, German captive std at feet VICTORIA GERMANICA SC. RIC-90, SR-8341. VF. $299


*56099 *Maximinus I. 235-238. Æ Sestertius (17.70g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP MAXIMINVS PIUS AVG/Salus seated left, feeding serpent arising from altar SALVS AVGVSTI SC. RIC-64, SR-8338v (diff obv legend). VF, sl. weakness reverse. $145


*56100 *Maximinus I. 235-238. Æ Sestertius (18.23g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP MAXIMINVS PIUS AVG/Salus seated left, feeding serpent arising from altar SALVS AVGVSTI SC. RIC-64, SR-8338v (diff obv legend). VF, but flan flaw at 9 o'clock. $145


*56101 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (19.14g). Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Laetitia standing left holding wreath and anchor LAETITIA AVGN SC. RIC-300a, SR-8712. VF, nice choc. brown surfaces. $175


*56102 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (18.09g). Laureate bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Apollo seated left holding a laurel branch & resting left arm on lyre PM TRP III COS II PP S-C. RIC-301A, SR-8730, C-240. VF, minor flan cracks. $175


*56103 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (19.99g). Laureate bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Apollo seated left holding a laurel branch & resting left arm on lyre PM TRP IIII COS II PP S-C. RIC-302, SR-8730v C-251. VF, but some weakness in legends. $160


*56104 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (23.37g). Laureate bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Apollo seated left holding a laurel branch & resting left arm on lyre PM TRP IIII COS II PP S-C. RIC-302, SR-8730v C-251. Ch. VF/VF, a few minor flan cracks. Wonderful portrait on large size flan. $175


*56105 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (19.76g). Laureate bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Apollo seated left holding a laurel branch & resting left arm on lyre PM TRP V COS II PP S-C. RIC-303a, SR-8730v, C-262. Nice VF, a few minor flan cracks. $175


*56106 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (19.84g). Laureate bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Apollo seated left holding a laurel branch & resting left arm on lyre PM TRP V COS II PP S-C. RIC-303a, SR-8730v, C-262. Ch. VF, a few flan cracks. $200


*56107 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (17.04g). Laureate bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Apollo seated left holding a laurel branch & resting left arm on lyre PM TRP VI COS II PP S-C. RIC-30aa, SR-8730v, C-273. Ch. VF/aVF. $200


*56108 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (20.36g). Laureate bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Gordian, in military attire, stg. right, holding transverse spear & globe PM TRP IIII COS II. RIC-306a, SR-8731, C-254. Ch. VF/VF, flan crack. $200


*56109 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (16.80g). Laureate bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Gordian, in military attire, stg. right, holding transverse spear & globe PM TRP IIII COS II. RIC-306a, SR-8731, C-254. VF/F+. $160


*56110 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (15.94g). Laureate bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Securitas std. left,hldg scepter, her head propped on left hand. RIC-311a, SR-8739, C-333. VF, a few weak areas. Some doubling on reverse. $175


*56111 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (24.29g). Laureate bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Libertas stg. l., holding pileus and scepter LIBERTAS AVG SC. RIC-318a, SR-8717, C-153. VF, some rough spots. $150


*56112 *Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (17.99g). Laureate bust right IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG/Libertas stg. l., holding pileus and scepter LIBERTAS AVG SC. RIC-318a, SR-8717, C-153. Nice VF, a few flan cracks. $175


End of Sale.