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Collection of 3rd and 4th Century Roman Portraits : Signature Sales

Collection of 3rd and 4th Century Roman Portraits

The following 38 lots cover the period from the beginning of the Severan dynasty to the end of the Constantinian, circa 200-350AD. The aim of the collection was to acquire attractive imperial portraits to fit 24mm coin trays, hence the choice of smaller types eg. during the tetrarchies. A number of rarities are headed by the antoniniani of Divus Nigrinian, a coin rarely offered, and Laelian, whose career spanned about six weeks.
Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil. Laelian, Mainz or Trier Mar269, rev. Victory advancing r. (RCV 11111) GVF rare with clear name and pleasing portrait
£460 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1462 : Bil.Antoninianus Laelian, Mainz or Trier Mar269, rev. Victory advancing r. (RCV 11111) GVF rare with... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1462 : Bil.Antoninianus Laelian, Mainz or Trier Mar269, rev. Victory advancing r. (RCV 11111) GVF rare with...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar Aquileia Severa, Rome 221, rev Concordia stg.l. altar at feet, star in field (RCV 7679) EF Rare
£400 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1448 : Ar Denarius Aquileia Severa, Rome 221, rev Concordia stg.l. altar at feet, star in field (RCV 7679) ... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1448 : Ar Denarius Aquileia Severa, Rome 221, rev Concordia stg.l. altar at feet, star in field (RCV 7679) ...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar Balbinus, Rome 238, rev. Victory facing l. holding wreath and palm (RCV 8491) GVF toned, good metal, ex Rudiger Krause , Morton and Eden 18/4/02, Rare
£400 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1451 : Ar Denarius Balbinus, Rome 238, rev. Victory facing l. holding wreath and palm (RCV 8491) GVF toned,... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1451 : Ar Denarius Balbinus, Rome 238, rev. Victory facing l. holding wreath and palm (RCV 8491) GVF toned,...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar Pupienus, Rome 238, rev. Felicitas std.l. holding caduceus and (RCV 8527) GVF obv better, Rare
£400 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1452 : Ar Denarius Pupienus, Rome 238, rev. Felicitas std.l. holding caduceus and sceptre (RCV 8527) GVF ob... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1452 : Ar Denarius Pupienus, Rome 238, rev. Felicitas std.l. holding caduceus and sceptre (RCV 8527) GVF ob...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar Diadumenian Rome 217 rev. Diadumenian stg.l. holding standard (RCV 7449) GVF on a generous and even flan, scarce
£300 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1446 : Ar Denarius Diadumenian Caesar Rome 217 rev. Diadumenian stg.l. holding standard (RCV 7449) GVF on a... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1446 : Ar Denarius Diadumenian Caesar Rome 217 rev. Diadumenian stg.l. holding standard (RCV 7449) GVF on a...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil. Probus, Cyzicus c.277, obv. VIRTUS PROBI AVG helmeted bust l. carrying spear and shield ornamented with galloping horseman, rev. ADVENTVS PROBI AVG emperor on horseback l. with raised hand, captive before, S in ex. (RCV 11955v ; RIC 904v) An outstanding example, EF ed and richly toned, rare, ex W.C.Boyd with his ticket, bt.Spink Dec.1893
£300 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1466 : Bil.Antoninianus Probus, Cyzicus c.277, obv. VIRTUS PROBI AVG helmeted bust l. carrying spear and sh... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1466 : Bil.Antoninianus Probus, Cyzicus c.277, obv. VIRTUS PROBI AVG helmeted bust l. carrying spear and sh...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar (5) , Rome 209, Rev. stg.l foot on rock holding trident (RCV 6346) GVF, Julia Domna, Rome 209 rev. stg l. peacock at feet (RCV 6588) GVF, Rome 204 rev. Dea Caelestis riding lion (RCV 6806) GVF, Plautilla, Rome 204, rev stg.l. Cupid at feet (RCV 7074) GVF toned, , Rome 202 rev. Sritas enthroned l. holding globe (RCV 7200) GVF toned with a bold portrait (5)
£190

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil.Antoniniani (2) Macrian, uncertain n Mint 260, rev std.l. eagle at feet (RCV 10803) About VF: Quietus, Emesa 260 rev. Roma std.l. holding Victory (RCV 10828) GVF both scarce (2)
£190 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1460 : Bil.Antoniniani (2) Macrian, uncertain Syrian Mint 260, rev Jupiter std.l. eagle at feet (RCV 10803)... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1460 : Bil.Antoniniani (2) Macrian, uncertain Syrian Mint 260, rev Jupiter std.l. eagle at feet (RCV 10803)...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil. Magnica Urbica, Lugdunum 284, rev stg.l. holding apple and , D in field (RCV 12421) GVF with a small edge flaw, rare
£170 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1469 : Bil.Antoninianus Magnica Urbica, Lugdunum 284, rev Venus stg.l. holding apple and sceptre, D in fiel... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1469 : Bil.Antoninianus Magnica Urbica, Lugdunum 284, rev Venus stg.l. holding apple and sceptre, D in fiel...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar (2) Maximinus I, Rome 235, rev Providentia stg.l. globe at feet (RCV 8315) NEF, big chin portrait: Maximus , Rome 236, rev Maximus stg.l. holding baton and spear, two standards behind (RCV 8406) VF, scarce, ex W.C.Boyd with his ticket (2)
£160 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1450 : Ar Denarii (2) Maximinus I, Rome 235, rev Providentia stg.l. globe at feet (RCV 8315) NEF, big chin ... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1450 : Ar Denarii (2) Maximinus I, Rome 235, rev Providentia stg.l. globe at feet (RCV 8315) NEF, big chin ...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar (4) , Rome 222, rev stg.l. holding and thunderbolt (RCV 7868) GVF, youthful bust: , Rome 222, rev stg.l. peacock at feet (RCV 8212) GVF: Orbiana, Rome 225, rev Concordia enthroned l. (RCV 8191) GVF off-centre, slightly porous, scarce : III, Rome 241, rev Sritas std.l. (RCV 8652) GVF (4)
£150

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar (4) , Rome 220, rev. Sol advancing l. star in field (RCV 7533) VF or better, obv. off-centre: Julia Paula, Antioch 219 rev std l. holding apple (RCV 7658) GVF with a small flan split : Julia Soaemias, Rome 220, rev Venus stg l. star in field (RCV 7719) GVF : , Rome 218, rev Fnditas stg l. child at feet (RCV 7749) GVF (4)
£140

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil. Heavy Maiorina Magnentius, Trier 350 (RCV 18791) GF: Ae Centenionales (4) Julian II, Rome 362 (RCV 19168) VF/F: Procopius, Constantinople 365 (RCV 19883) VF scarce: Valentinian I, Siscia 367 (RCV 19506) GVF: Gratian, Siscia 367 (RCV 20062) VF: Ae enionalis Valentinian II, Siscia 375 (RCV 20357) GVF: Ae Maiorinae (3) Theodosius I, Antioch 395 (RCV 20492) NVF: Magnus Maximus, Trier 383, (RCV 20648) Fair, scarce: Arcadius, Cyzicus 386 (RCV 20787) VF: Nummi (2) Marcian, Nicomedia 450, (RCV 21396) GF scarce: Zeno Constantinople 474 (RCV 21562) GF, scarce: Ae Pentanummium Justin I 518, F (12)
£130

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar Hostilian , Rome 251, rev. advancing r. holding spear and shield (RCV 9556) GVF and scarce
£120 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1455 : Ar Antoninianus Hostilian Caesar, Rome 251, rev. Mars advancing r. holding spear and shield (RCV 955... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1455 : Ar Antoninianus Hostilian Caesar, Rome 251, rev. Mars advancing r. holding spear and shield (RCV 955...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil.Antoniniani (3) Carus, Ticinum 282, rev. Spes stg.l. (RCV 12180) GVF: Numerian, Rome 283, rev. stg.l. holding purse and caduceus (RCV 12250) GVF: Carinus, Rome 283, rev. Genius of the army stg.l. (RCV 12346) GVF (3)
£120 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1467 : Bil.Antoniniani (3) Carus, Ticinum 282, rev. Spes stg.l. (RCV 12180) GVF: Numerian, Rome 283, rev. M... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1467 : Bil.Antoniniani (3) Carus, Ticinum 282, rev. Spes stg.l. (RCV 12180) GVF: Numerian, Rome 283, rev. M...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil.Antoniniani (2) Carausius, London 290, rev.Pax stg.l. holding olive branch and (RCV 13639Av: RIC 101) VF: Allectus, Colchester 293, rev. Providentia holding globe (RCV 13834) VF or better (2)
£120 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1473 : Bil.Antoniniani (2) Carausius, London 290, rev.Pax stg.l. holding olive branch and sceptre (RCV 1363... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1473 : Bil.Antoniniani (2) Carausius, London 290, rev.Pax stg.l. holding olive branch and sceptre (RCV 1363...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil.Third Maxentius, Rome 310, rev. VOT/QQ/MVL/XX in wreath (RCV 15042) GVF, scarce: Bil. Half Follis Romulus, Ostia 309, rev. domed sepulchre, MOSTP in ex. (RCV 15051) VF rare (2)
£110 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1475 : Bil.Third Follis Maxentius, Rome 310, rev. VOT/QQ/MVL/XX in wreath (RCV 15042) GVF, scarce: Bil. Hal... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1475 : Bil.Third Follis Maxentius, Rome 310, rev. VOT/QQ/MVL/XX in wreath (RCV 15042) GVF, scarce: Bil. Hal...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar Macrinus, Rome 217, rev Felicitas holding caduceus and cornucopiae (RCV 7332) GVF, obverse better
£100 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1445 : Ar Denarius Macrinus, Rome 217, rev Felicitas holding caduceus and cornucopiae (RCV 7332) GVF, obver... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1445 : Ar Denarius Macrinus, Rome 217, rev Felicitas holding caduceus and cornucopiae (RCV 7332) GVF, obver...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar Aemilian, Rome 253, rev. Roma stg.l. holding on globe (RCV 9842) NVF, scarce
£90 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1457 : Ar Antoninianus Aemilian, Rome 253, rev. Roma stg.l. holding phoenix on globe (RCV 9842) NVF, scarce London Coins : A148 : Lot 1457 : Ar Antoninianus Aemilian, Rome 253, rev. Roma stg.l. holding phoenix on globe (RCV 9842) NVF, scarce

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil.Antoniniani (5) Postumus, Cologne 265, rev Providentia (RCV 10979) GVF good metal: Marius, Cologne 269, rev clasped hands (RCV 11119) GVF edge damaged, scarce : Victorinus, Mainz or Trier 270, rev. Providentia (RCV 11178) VF: Tetricus I, Mainz or Trier 273, rev. Laetitia (RCV 11239) VF: Tetricus II , Cologne 273, rev. priestly emblems (RCV 11288) VF (5)
£80

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil.Antoniniani (2) II, Antioch 268, rev. holding dolphin and trident (RCV 11353) GVF : Quintillus, Rome 270, rev. Fides Militum (RCV 11440) GVF much ing, scarce: with a Bil. Half of Claudius II struck by I, Thessalonica 217, rev. Claudius std.l. on curule chair (RCV 16399) NVF scarce (3)
£80 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1463 : Bil.Antoniniani (2) Claudius II, Antioch 268, rev. Neptune holding dolphin and trident (RCV 11353) G... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1463 : Bil.Antoniniani (2) Claudius II, Antioch 268, rev. Neptune holding dolphin and trident (RCV 11353) G...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil.Antoniniani (2) Tacitus, Lugdunum 275, rev. Spes holding flower and lifting skirt (RCV 11815) GVF: Florian, Ticinum or Siscia 276, rev. Felicitas stg.l. altar at feet (RCV 11854) GVF ed under dark tone (2)
£80 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1465 : Bil.Antoniniani (2) Tacitus, Lugdunum 275, rev. Spes holding flower and lifting skirt (RCV 11815) GV... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1465 : Bil.Antoniniani (2) Tacitus, Lugdunum 275, rev. Spes holding flower and lifting skirt (RCV 11815) GV...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil. Maximian, Lugdunum 289, rev. strangling the Nemean lion (RCV 13197v; RIC 454) GVF: Ae post-reform radiates (2) Galerius Valerius , Cyzicus 295 rev. Galerius receiving Victory on globe from (RCV 14415) GVF: Severus II Caesar, Alexandria 305, rev. same type, ALE in ex (RCV 14649) Portrait GVF with a small edge flaw, scarce: Bil. reduced module Maximinus II, Alexandria 312, rev. Genius holding head of Serapis (RCV 14843) GVF (4)
£80 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1472 : Bil.Antoninianus Maximian, Lugdunum 289, rev. Hercules strangling the Nemean lion (RCV 13197v; RIC 4... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1472 : Bil.Antoninianus Maximian, Lugdunum 289, rev. Hercules strangling the Nemean lion (RCV 13197v; RIC 4...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil. Centenionales (2) Fausta, Cyzicus 325, rev. Fausta holding her two sons (RCV 16578) GVF: Helena, Alexandria 328, rev. Helena stg.l. holding branch (RCV 16631) EF with full ing: Bil. Reduced Centenionalis Theodora, Trier 337, rev. Pietas clasping child to breast (RCV 17501) VF (3)
£80 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1477 : Bil. Centenionales (2) Fausta, Cyzicus 325, rev. Fausta holding her two sons (RCV 16578) GVF: Helena... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1477 : Bil. Centenionales (2) Fausta, Cyzicus 325, rev. Fausta holding her two sons (RCV 16578) GVF: Helena...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil. Centenionales (2) Crispus , London 322, cuiraissed and armed bust l. in ornamented helmet rev. altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX, PLON in ex. (RCV 16726) GVF: II Caesar, London 321, cuiraissed bust l. rev. as last, P-A in field (RCV 17150) GVF, both ex Langtoft DNW 13/3/02: Bil. Light Maiorina Constans, Siscia 348, cuiraissed bust l. holding globe, rev soldier leading captive from hut (RCV 18691) GVF with small flan split on shoulder (3)
£80 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1478 : Bil. Centenionales (2) Crispus Caesar, London 322, cuiraissed and armed bust l. in ornamented helmet... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1478 : Bil. Centenionales (2) Crispus Caesar, London 322, cuiraissed and armed bust l. in ornamented helmet...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar Siliqua II, Constantia/Arles 353, rev. VOTIS/XXX/MVLTIS/XXXX in wreath, PCONS in ex. (RCV 17934) VF: Ae Reduced Maiorina Constantius Gallus , Siscia 353, rev. soldier spearing fallen horseman (RCV 19014) GVF (2)
£80 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1480 : Ar Siliqua Constantius II, Constantia/Arles 353, rev. VOTIS/XXX/MVLTIS/XXXX in wreath, PCONS in ex. ... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1480 : Ar Siliqua Constantius II, Constantia/Arles 353, rev. VOTIS/XXX/MVLTIS/XXXX in wreath, PCONS in ex. ...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Bil.Antoniniani (3) Aurelian, Rome 274, rev. Sol between two captives (RCV 11571) VF: Severina, Siscia 275, rev. Concordia Militum (RCV 11706) GF: Vabalathus, with Aurelian, Antioch 270, portraits bs, (RCV 11718) Vabalathus GVF, rev corroded (3)
£60 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1464 : Bil.Antoniniani (3) Aurelian, Rome 274, rev. Sol between two captives (RCV 11571) VF: Severina, Sisc... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1464 : Bil.Antoniniani (3) Aurelian, Rome 274, rev. Sol between two captives (RCV 11571) VF: Severina, Sisc...

Auction 148
Ancient Coins Ar Antoniniani (2) Trebonian Gallus, Rome 253, rev. Annona stg.r foot on prow holding rudder and corn-ears (RCV 9626) GVF: Volusian, Rome 251, rev. Pax stg.l. star in field (RCV 9758v) GVF (2)
£55 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1456 : Ar Antoniniani (2) Trebonian Gallus, Rome 253, rev. Annona stg.r foot on prow holding rudder and cor... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1456 : Ar Antoniniani (2) Trebonian Gallus, Rome 253, rev. Annona stg.r foot on prow holding rudder and cor...