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Unofficial coinage / Re: Constantine I VLPP barb
« Last post by Victor on February 17, 2018, 03:16:45 PM »
another neat example, with mostly N's in the legend. 17mm    2.7gm

Unlisted / Re: 3 Procopius AE3's, all of them unlisted in RIC.
« Last post by Factor on February 16, 2018, 12:41:00 PM »
All 3 types of Procopius together. Very clear difference in style and technique of Valentinian and Julian modules.
COTD / Aurelian ORIENS from Serdica
« Last post by Victor on February 16, 2018, 11:43:38 AM »
This coin is fairly common, but I like the long-necked bust and the reverse is really sharp.

RIC also attributes another issue just like this to Mediolanum, only differentiated by the bust -- Eastern necks are longer (like this one) while Western are shorter.

This coin celebrates the victory of Aurelian over the Palmyrene Empire (note the Eastern headgear of the captive) and the reverse translates as "the rising star of Augustus"

A.D. 270- 275
Ӕ Antoninianus
21x23mm    3.3gm
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; radiate & cuirassed bust right.
ORIENS AVG; Sol standing left, right hand raised and left holding globe, captive at feet.
In ex. P
RIC Vi Serdica 276
Unlisted / Licinius I VIRTVS EXERCIT from Trier
« Last post by Victor on February 15, 2018, 01:26:42 PM »
RIC does not list any Licinius I coins from this series. It should come after RIC 254. I was the underbidder, it sold for $41; but I did not think it was worth much more because of the reverse. 21mm   4.1gm
Crisis of the 3rd Century / Quietus IOVI CONSERVATORI
« Last post by Victor on February 15, 2018, 01:18:54 PM »
This is a recently sold lot from an eBay auction. The top row (on right, second from the end) is a Quietus with an IOVI CONSERVATORI. I was going to bid, but it sold for $218. That is a good price though, but if I bumped it up much more, it would not have been such a good deal.

Unlisted / Constantine II BEATA from Trier with radiate bust and imperatorial gestus
« Last post by Victor on February 13, 2018, 12:41:56 PM »
This coin is not listed in RIC for the radiate bust. It should come after Trier 387. It’s not in Alten & Zschucke for the •PTR• series either, though they have examples for •PTR crescent (#176- 177). Several people were interested in it as it sold for $176.77.

Constantine II
A.D. 322- 323
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, raising right hand, holding globe in left.
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS; globe set on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX; above, three stars.
In ex. • STR •
RIC VII Trier –
Crisis of the 3rd Century / Aurelian tetradrachm from Alexandria
« Last post by Victor on February 12, 2018, 02:45:03 PM »
I just recently got this sharp example that still has some silvering

A.D. 275
Alexandria, Egypt
Potin Tetradrachm
19x21mm     7.9gm
OBV: A K L DOM AVPHΛIANOC CEB; Laureate and draped bust right.
REV: ETOVC Z (= regnal year 7) Dikaiosyne (Aequitas) standing left holding scales & cornucopiae.
RCV # 11695
Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Campgate from Rome: unlisted?
« Last post by Victor on February 11, 2018, 12:15:19 PM »
It is not a variety, but is actually RIC 184; it is, however, an unlisted workshop. Congrats on your new campgate.
Late Roman Bronze coins / Campgate from Rome: unlisted?
« Last post by tjaart on February 11, 2018, 05:00:22 AM »
Hi all,

yesterday the annual Basel coin fair happened here and as usual I attended but without any high hopes. Although there are a number of stands focussing on Roman coins, they tend to be outside my price range. Two years ago I managed to find a little gem in a dealer's "cheap/junk box" (,622.msg1791.html#msg1791). Last year I bought nothing at the show at all so this year I was not expecting to find anything. However, as usual I was perusing a tray filled with coins for CHF20 each and guess what I found. Another (unlisted?) campgate! It is not in greatest shape but I was thrilled.

Helmeted, cuirassed bust right
Campgate, 4 turrets, no star, no doors, P in left, R in right
RT in exe.
19mm, 3.4g

Is this really an unlisted variety (variation of RIC VII Rome 184) or are my search skills just a bit poor today?


Fakes / new fake seller-- nicktreasures
« Last post by Victor on February 10, 2018, 03:24:55 PM »
this fake seller has a fairly new eBay account, but is already listing quite a few fakes.

the thing below (based on medallions of Aurelian) is currently for sale with 35 bids and a price of $2,209.12...perhaps they are shill bids though as he uses private listings.

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