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Freeman& Sear M A I L B I D S A L E #17 C l o s i n g

D a t e :

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

P.O. Box 641352 Los Angeles, CA 90064-6352 U.S.A. Phone (310) 450-9755 Fax (310) 450-8865 E-mail: info@freemanandsear.com www.freemanandsear.com Bank of America, 19240 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91324 U.S.A. Account No. 24406-12725 (Freeman & Sear), ABA No. 0260-0959-3


Terms of Sale Notice of Exhibition Coins may be viewed in our Santa Monica office by appointment Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Please call (310) 450-9755 to arrange a viewing time.

Bidding in this a sale constitutes acceptance of the following terms and conditions: 1)

Bids may be submitted by post, telephone and fax. Written confirmation of telephone bids is required. ALL BIDS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2009.

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Lots will be awarded to the highest bidder. In most instances, winning bids will be reduced to a level approximately 10% over the next highest bid. In the event identical bids are received, the lot will be sold to the earliest bidder. Freeman & Sear accept no responsibility for errors made in bidding and strongly suggest that bid sheets be checked carefully before submission.

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A BUYER’S PREMIUM OF 15% WILL BE ADDED TO THE HAMMER PRICE ON EACH LOT AND INCLUDED ON ALL INVOICES.

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Bidders unknown to us must establish satisfactory credit references before bidding and/or pay a deposit equivalent to 25% of the total of the bids submitted. Bids from those under eighteen (18) years of age must be accompanied by the written consent of a parent guaranteeing payment.

Contents of Sale

Greek Coins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-70 Roman Coins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71-614 Byzantine Coins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-734 Medieval Coins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .735-736


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We accept payment by check, money order, wire transfer, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Checks and money orders should be in U.S. dollars only and made payable to Freeman & Sear. Residents outside the United States must also submit payment in U.S. dollars, i.e. checks drawn on a U.S. bank or, preferably, wired directly to our bank: Bank of America, 19240 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91324 USA Account no.: 24406-12725 Account Name: Freeman & Sear ABA no.: 0260-0959-3 SWIFT CODE: BOFAUS3N All successful bidders who pay by wire transfer will be invoiced an additional $20 fee for bank charges. Payment is due and payable immediately on receipt of invoice. Interest charges of 1.5% per month (18% per annum) will accrue if invoice is not paid within 30 days of the sale date. Title does not pass until lots are paid for in full. Lots purchased and delivered in the State of California are subject to sales tax. Total coin purchases at or exceeding $1,500 (before buyer’s premium) are exempt from this tax, as are purchases made by those who have filed a valid California resale permit with Freeman & Sear.

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Postage, handling and insurance are at the expense of the buyer and all related charges will be added to the invoices for all lots delivered by mail. Foreign purchasers are advised to comply with all customs regulations. Freeman & Sear decline any responsibility for consequences arising from contravention of such regulations.

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Estimates in this catalog are in U.S. dollars. BIDS BELOW 60% OF ESTIMATE CANNOT BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

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All coins are guaranteed genuine and as described. Grading and adjectival descriptions are subjective and in no way express or imply warranty. Please note that this mail bid sale is not an approval sale. Lots may be returned only for reasons of authenticity and misdescription, and then, only if they are returned in precisely the same condition as when shipped by Freeman & Sear. All claims of misdescription (excluding claims regarding authenticity) must be made within five (5) days of delivery of the material. ALL MULTIPLE COIN LOTS (OF TWO ITEMS OR MORE), ARE SOLD AS IS AND MAY NOT BE RETURNED FOR ANY REASON.


GREEK Coins

See color plates pages 112-115

1. APULIA. Teate. Ca. 220 BC. Bronze quadrunx (10.35 gm). Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin / Lion stalking to right, TIATI (worn) and club above, four pellets below exergual line below. HN Italy 704. SNG ANS 753. Patchy dark green patina over lightly porous surfaces. Nearly very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

4. MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip II (359-336 BC). Silver tetradrachm (14.42 gm). Amphipolis, 342/1329/8 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΦΙΛΙΠ−ΠοΥ, youth astride horse to right, holding palm branch, bee below horse, omphalus below raised foreleg. Le Rider 498 (D219 / R446) (this coin plated). Toned. A few minor edge splits, evidence of smoothing in reverse fields behind horse, otherwise good very fine $1,100 Le Rider plate coin. Ex Hesperia Art 23, 1953, lot 75.

2. CALABRIA. Tarentum. Ca. 272-235 BC. Silver stater or nomos (6.02 gm). Warrior in armor and helmet on horseback right, holding lance and shield, horse raising off foreleg, ΓΗΡΑΚΛ−ΗΤΟΣ in two lines below / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and extending flower held in right, monogram and thymiaterion to right. Vlasto 890ff. HN Italy 1037. Deeply struck on a compact flan. Toned. Very fine $275 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

5. Alexander III, the Great (336-323 BC). Silver tetradrachm (17.11 gm). Pella, ca. 275-270 BC. Head of young Heracles right, wearing headdress made from skull and skin of Nemean lion / ΑΛΕΧΑΝΔΡοΥ, Zeus seated left on stool, holding eagle in outstretched right hand and scepter topped by lis in left, crested Macedonian helmet in left field, monograms below throne and in exergue. Price 629. Müller 233. Deeply struck in sound metal and lightly toned. Extremely fine $450

3. LUCANIA. Metapontum. Ca. 510-470 BC. Silver stater (8.05 gm). Barley ear of six grains in raised relief, META to right, raised cabled border / Barley ear incuse, incuse border of radiating hash marks. Noe Class IX. HN Italy 1482. A few old scratches and scattered porosity on obverse. Toned. Very fine $600 Ex Connecticut Historical Society and M. Vernon Sheldon Collections Sale (Bowers & Merena, 8-9 April 1983), lot 2673.

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6. Silver tetradrachm (17.14 gm). As previous. Price 629. Müller 233. Well centered. Good very fine $350

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7. Antigonus III Doson (229-221 BC). Silver tetradrachm (16.91 gm). Amphipolis, ca. 227-225 BC. Head of Poseidon right, wreathed with seaweed / Apollo seated left on prow of warship, holding bow in right hand; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝοΥ written on prow, monogram in exergue below. SNG München 1121; SNG Alpha Bank 1046. Nicely toned and of attractive style. Slight bend in flan at 1-2:00 and tiny metal delamination on reverse edge at 4:00, otherwise a pleasing very fine $1,500

8. KINGDOM OF PAEONIA. Patraus (335-315 BC). Silver tetradrachm (12.73 gm). Damastium (?). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΠΑΤ−ΡΑΟΥ, helmeted and armored warrior on horseback right, spearing fallen enemy below horse. SNG ANS 1030. Small edge test cut at 12:00 (obverse), otherwise good very fine $600

10. 110/9 BC. Silver “New Style” tetradrachm (16.70 gm). Types as previous, except bee to right of owl, magistrates ΖΩΙ−ΛΟΣ, ΕΥΑΝ−ΔΡΟΣ and ΑΝΤ-ΙΣΘΕ, Ζ on amphora, ΣΩ below. Thompson 717a. Good very fine $500 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 49, 17 March 1999, lot 484.

11. CORINTHIA. Corinth. Ca. 345-307 BC. Silver stater (8.54 gm). Pegasus flying left, koppa below / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet pushed back on head, Artemis running left with flaming torch behind. Calciati Pegasi 451. Ravel 1076. Deposits adhering to the surfaces; could benefit by expert cleaning. Very fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

See color plates pages 112-115

9. ATTICA. Athens. 133/2 BC. Silver “New Style” tetradrachm (16.91 gm). Head of Athena Parthenos right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet / Owl standing facing on overturned amphora, winged caduceus in left field, A-ΘΕ above magistrates ΠΟΛΥ−ΧΑΡΜ, ΝΙΚΟΓ and ΦΙΛΟΔΡ, Γ on amphora, ΔΙ below, all within laurel wreath. Thompson 378, cf. a (ME below amphora); this particular month / date combination apparently unrecorded. Die flaw on eye of Athena, otherwise well struck and extremely fine $500

Enlargement

12. SICYONIA. Sicyon. Ca. 330/20-280 BC. Silver hemidrachm (2.83 gm). Chimaera walking left, foreleg raised, ΣΙ below / Dove flying left. BCD Peloponnesos 284. SNG Copenhagen 57. Sharply struck from fresh dies and beautifully toned. Nearly extremely fine $500 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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13. CARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes. Ca. 305-275 BC. Silver didrachm (6.51 gm). Head of Helios facing slightly to right / ΡΟΔΙΟΝ, rose with single bud on stalk to right, thunderbolt and Δ in left field. Toned. SNG Finland 477. SNG Von Aulock 2792. Very fine $350 Ex Freeman & Sear Fixed Price List 1 (Winter/Spring 1994), A186.

14. Ca. 305-275 BC. Silver drachm (2.42 gm). Head of Helios facing three-quarters to right / Rose in bloom, ΑΜΕΙΝΙΑΣ above, P O below, trident to left. SNG Finland 554. Very fine $200 Ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 October 2000, lot 309.

16. PARTHIAN KINGDOM. Phraates II (138-127 BC). Silver drachm (3.44 gm). Tambrax mint. Diademed bust left, TAM behind / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡοΣ, Parthian archer (Arsaces I) seated right on omphalus, wearing bashilik, holding bow. Sellwood 16.11. Shore 50. Minor roughness and a few deposits, otherwise very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior Pre-Long Beach Sale, 31 May-1 June 1999, lot 992.

17. Mithradates II (121-91 BC). Silver drachm (4.16 gm). Rhagae, 119-109 BC. Diademed and draped bust left; neck torque ends in seahorse, AP and Λ[Ρ] behind / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ, Arsaces I seated right on low stool, holding bow, A behind. Sellwood 24.16. Shore 72. Scarce variety! Sharply struck in good metal. Good extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio & Associates 95, 18 August 1998, lot 543.

15. CILICIA. Nagidus. Ca. 374-356 BC. Silver stater (10.67 gm). Aphrodite enthroned left, sacrificing from phiale over garlanded and lighted altar, crowned by naked Eros standing left on pedestal behind / ΝΑΓΙΔΕΩ[Ν], bearded Dionysus standing left, holding vine branch with bunch of grapes and resting on thyrsus. BMC 12. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $600 Ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 5, 14 May 1999, lot 274.

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18. Silver drachm (3.98 gm). Rhagae, 119-109 BC. Types as previous, no letters behind head. Sellwood 24.11. Struck from rough dies. Nearly extremely fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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22. Silver drachm (3.99 gm). Ecbatana (?). Bust left wearing Enlargement domed tiara ornamented with star and rows of dotted and wavy lines, torque ends in single pellet / Arsaces I seated right on high-backed throne. Sellwood 28.4. Shore 95. Detailed strike. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Enlargement

19. Silver drachm (4.11 gm). Ecbatana mint. Types as previous. Sellwood 26.1. Shore 77. Good extremely fine $125

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio Sale 97, 19 November 1998, lot 428.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio Sale 104, 4 November 1999, lot 506.

20. Silver drachm (4.19 gm). Seleucia mint. Types as previous, except A to left of archer on reverse. Sellwood 26.3 (Ecbatana). Shore 79. Sharply struck and lustrous. Good extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior Pre-Long Beach Sale, 31 May-1 June 1999, lot 997.

23. Silver drachm (4.17 gm). Rhagae. Types as previous, Enlargement except torque ends in seahorse, slightly different decoration on tiara. Sellwood 28.7. Dark iridescent toning. Extremely fine and very attractive $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 58, 19 September 2001, lot 755.

21. Silver drachm (4.15 gm). Rhagae, 109-96/5 BC. Types as previous, except legend adds ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ. Sellwood 27.1. Shore 85. A few scratches in fields, otherwise good extremely fine $125

24. Silver drachm (4.09 gm). Rhagae, 96-91 BC. As previous, except legend adds ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤοΥ. Sellwood 29.2. Shore 103-105. Attractive iridescent toning. Nearly extremely fine $200

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton II, 1-2 December 1998, lot 560.

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25. Gotarzes I (95-87 BC) or Sinatruces (93/2-70/69 BC). Silver drachm (4.16 gm). Rhagae. Diademed bust left, wearing tiara ornamented with horn and row of stags around top; neck torque ends in pellet / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΡΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ, Arsaces I seated right on throne, holding bow. Sellwood 33.4 var. (Gotarzes I); Shore 113 (this coin, Gotarzes I). Attractively toned. Nearly extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 5, 14 May 1999, lot 297. This drachm type was until recently most frequently given to Gortazes I, whose brief reign was disputed by three other claimants to the Parthian throne, Sinatruces, Orodes I, and Mithradates III, all of whom concurrently controlled diverse parts of the kingdom. It has recently been proposed on the basis of inscriptions discovered at excavations in Nisa that the drachms of Sellwood type 33, previously given to Gotarzes, were in fact the inaugural issues of Sinatruces before he was driven from the central Parthian realm by his rivals. Sinatruces reportedly took refuge among a barbarian tribe called the “Guti” before making another attempt at the Parthian throne in 77 BC.

26. Artabanus II (75-62 BC). Silver drachm (4.04 gm). Enlargement Rhagae. Diademed bust left / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤοΥ, Arsaces I seated right on throne, holding bow. Sellwood 30.16 (Unknown king). Shore 134 (Orodes I). Nearly extremely fine $175

27. Orodes II (57-38 BC). Silver drachm (3.82 gm). Uncertain mint. Diademed and draped bust left; neck torque ends in single pellet / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩC ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚοΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤοΥ ΔΙΚΑΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥC [ΦΙΛ]ΕΛΛΗΝΟC, (in crude form), Arsaces I seated right on throne, holding bow, no mint mark below bow. Sellwood type 45 var. (no mint mark). Shore 223 var. (no mint mark). Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior NYINC Auction, 4-5 December 1998, lot 1113.

28. Silver drachm (4.05 gm). Nisa. Diademed bust left, flanked by star to left and crescent moon to right / As previous, except legend more degraded, anchor to left of Arsaces, N below bow. Sellwood 47.32. Shore 256 var. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1021.

29. Silver drachm (4.03 gm). Ecbatana. Types as previous, except star below crescent moon on obverse, anchor topped by trident on reverse, A below bow. Sellwood 48.9. Shore 261. Extremely fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1024.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 51, 15 September 1999, lot 620.

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30. Silver drachm (3.89 gm). Ecbatana. Types as previous, Enlargement except minor legend variations. Sellwood 48.6. Portrait in high relief. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior NYINC Auction, 4-5 December 1989, lot 1115.

31. Phraates IV (38-32 BC). Silver drachm (3.94 gm). Enlargement Ecbatana. Diademed bust left, wart on forehead; star-in-crescent before, eagle flying left behind, crowning him / ΒΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩC] ΒΑΣΙΛΕΝ ΑΡΣΑΚοΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤοΥ ΔΙΚΑΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥC ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟC, Arsaces I seated right on throne, holding bow; AT monogram below bow. Sellwood 54.7. Shore 297. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $150

33. Phraataces (2 BC-AD 4). Silver drachm (3.95 gm). Mithradatkart. Diademed and draped bust left, crowned by Nike carrying wreath behind, star in crescent before / Degraded legend, Arsaces I seated right on throne, holding bow, monogram below bow. Sellwood 56.13. Shore 319. Areas of weakness and surface marks. Good very fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 55, 13 September 2000, lot 760 (part of).

34. Bronze or base-silver drachm (3.68 gm). As previous, except struck in bronze or extremely debased silver. Very fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 55, 13 September 2000, lot 760 (part of).

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior Pre-Long Beach Sale, 31 May-1 June 1999, lot 1006. 35. Silver drachm (3.52 gm). Ecbatana. Types as previous, except no star-in crescent and two wreath-bearing Nikes on obverse, AIT monogram below bow on reverse. Sellwood 57.13. Shore 322. Toned. Good very fine $200 32. Silver drachm (3.96 gm). Types as previous, except no star-in-crescent before bust. Sellwood 52.10. Shore 278. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $125

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio Sale 95, 18 August 1998, lot 545.

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36. Artabanus II (AD 10-38). Silver drachm (3.77 gm). Ecbatana. Diademed, draped bust left with square-cut beard / Lightly degraded legend, Arsaces I seated right on throne, holding bow, AT monogram below bow. Sellwood 63.6. Shore 341. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ex CNG Sale 56, 18 March 1998, lot 661.

39. Vonones II (AD 51). Silver drachm (3.77 gm). Ecbatana. Enlargement Diademed and draped bust facing, wearing domed tiara, six-pointed star to either side / Degraded legend, Arsaces I seated right holding bow, AT• monogram below bow. Sellwood 67.1. Shore 368. Nearly extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton II, 1-2 December 1998, lot 1377 (part of).

40. Vologases I (AD 51-78). Silver drachm (3.68 gm). Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust left, wart on brow / Degraded legend, Arsaces I seated right holding bow, AT• monogram below. Sellwood 70.13. Shore 373 (this coin). Attractively toned. Extremely fine $125 37. Vardanes I (AD 40-45). Lot of two silver tetradrachms (13.62 and 13.11 gm). Seleucia. Diademed, draped bust left, wart on brow / King receiving palm branch from Tyche. The first Sellwood 64.5; the second Sellwood type 64, date indeterminate. TWO COINS IN LOT. Both very fine with heavy encrustation $100

38. Gotarzes II (AD 40-51). Silver drachm (3.92 gm). Ecbatana. Diademed, draped bust of Gotarzes left with square-cut beard, wart on brow / Lightly degraded legend, Arsaces I seated right on throne, holding bow, AT• monogram below bow. Sellwood 65.33. Shore 364. Extremely fine $75

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 46, 24 June 1998, lot 565.

41. Vologases III (AD 105-147). Silver drachm (3.69 gm). Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust left, with pointed beard / Degraded legend, Arsaces I seated right on throne with dash for seat, holding bow, AT• monogram below bow. Sellwood 78.5. Shore 415. Iridescent toning. Good very fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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42. Silver drachm (3.69 gm). Ecbatana. Types as previous, except throne has no seat. Sellwood 78.4. Shore 414. Nearly mint state $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior Pre-Long Beach, 31 May-1 June 1999, lot 1018 (part of).

45. Silver drachm (3.87 gm). Ecbatana. Types as previous, except ΛΤ monogram below bow. Sellwood 85.3. Shore 439. Toned. Extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio Sale 123, 14 November 2002, lot 637 (part of).

43. Parthamaspates (AD 116). Silver drachm (3.79 gm). Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Parthamaspates left, wearing domed tiara / Degraded legend, Arsaces I seated right on throne, holding bow; AT• monogram below bow. Sellwood 81.1. Shore 423. Uneven toning. Nearly extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ex CNG Sale 47, 16 September 1998, lot 683. Enlargements

44. Osroes II (AD 190). Silver drachm (3.85 gm). Ecbatana. Enlargement Bust left with long, pointed beard, wearing diademed domed tiara decorated with rows of pellets along central ridge, segmented necklet / Parthian script (xωsrω mlk = “King Osroes”) above degraded Greek legend, Arsaces I seated right, holding bow, AT monogram below bow. Sellwood 85.1 var. (no pellet in monogram). Shore 437 var. (no pellet in monogram). Extremely fine $200

46. Silver drachm (3.36 gm). Ecbatana(?). Types as previous, except reverse extremely degraded, ΛΤ• monogram below bow. Sellwood —. Shore —. Apparently an unrecorded type, possibly a barbaric imitation. Struck on a broad flan. Lightly toned extremely fine $400 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior NYINC Auction, 4-5 December 1998, lot 1126.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior NYINC Auction, 4-5 December 1998, lot 1125.

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50. Thionesius I (ca. 25-20/18 BC). Billon tetradrachm (14,50 gm). Diademed head of Thionesius (?) right / Heracles seated left on rock, holding club; monogram above arm, date (partly visible) in exergue. Cf. NicoletPierre Thionèsis pl. V, 21ff. Rare. Rough surfaces. Toned. Good fine $250 Enlargement

47. Silver drachm (3.28 gm). Uncertain mint. Obverse type as previous / Heavily degraded legend, Arsaces I seated left, holding bow, AT monogram below throne. Sellwood —. Shore —. Apparently unrecorded. Extremely fine $400 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior NYINC Auction, 4-5 December 1998, lot 1129.

48. KINGDOM OF CHARACENE. Attambolus I (ca. 47-24 BC). Billon tetradrachm (15.13 gm). Diademed head right / Heracles seated left on rock, holding club. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 312. Cf. Mitchiner 726. Rough surfaces with copper deposits. Nearly very fine $50

49. Lot of 8 billon tetradrachms. General description as previous lot. EIGHT COINS IN LOT. All with heavily worn and/or corroded surfaces. Fine to nearly very fine $80

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51. Maga (Ca. AD 210-215). Bronze tetradrachm (16.27 gm). Bust of (Parthian?) king right, wearing diademed and domed tiara / Bearded head of prince (Maga?) right. Alram 510. Unusually sharp portrait of prince. Reddishbrown patina. Very fine / good very fine $200

52. Bronze tetradrachm (16.82 gm). Types as previous. Alram 510. Very fine $150

53. Lot of 9 Characene bronze tetradrachms and 1 Indo-Parthian bronze drachm(?). All but one with the same general description as previous two lots, with double portrait. Reddish brown surfaces with green and brown deposits. TEN COINS IN LOT. Nearly fine to very fine, most with surface roughness $300 KKP027

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54. Lot of 9 Characene bronze tetradrachms and 1 Ptolemaic bronze. The Characene pieces of Maga, as previous three lots; the Ptolemaic an Æ 23 mm of Ptolemy I or II. TEN COINS IN LOT. The Ptolemaic fair, the rest nearly fine to very fine $250 57. Silver drachm (3.88 gm). Types as previous. Göbl, Dokumente, Em. 74. Toned. Reverse striking weakness, otherwise good very fine $350

55. CENTRAL ASIA. Alchon Huns. Kinghila (ca. AD 440-490). Pale gold dinar (7.14 gm). Gandhara. Adomano moro-sano šao in Baktrian, Khingila standing left, sacrificing at altar and holding scepter; filleted trident to left, tamgha to right / Siva facing, holding diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left. Alram 29. Göbl, Dokumente Em. 85. Extremely rare! Good very fine $2,250

58. Silver drachm (3.35 gm). Types as previous, except flame-like tufts on shoulders. Göbl, Dokumente, Em. 61. Rare. Good very fine $500

56. Silver drachm (3.73 gm). Bust of Kinghila right, wearing domed tiara and double-drop earring, tangha in field before before / Fire altar with attendants and ribbon. Göbl, Dokumente, Em. 74. Unusually strong obverse strike and portrait, usual striking weakness through center of reverse. Good very fine $375 59. Silver drachm (3.55 gm). Types as previous, except tangha behind head and oval (solar wheel) before. Göbl, Dokumente, Em. 81. Dark toning. Very fine $300

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60. Silver drachm (3.71 gm). Types as previous, except no symbols in obverse fields. Gรถbl, Dokumente, Em. 79. Dark toning. Very fine $300

63. Gold stater (7.81 gm). Types as previous. MACW 3695. MK 609. Extremely fine $400

See color plates pages 112-115

61. NEZAK HUNS. Sahi Tigin (ca. AD 710-720). Bronze drachm (3.31 gm). Crowned bust of Sahi Tigin right, legend continuing on bust / Fire altar with attendants and ribbons. Gรถbl, Dokumente Em. 240. Unusually well struck and possessing an attractive glossy reddish-brown patina. Extremely fine $400

62. KIDARITES. Kidara (ca. AD 350-385). Gold dinar (7.77 gm). King, nimbate and helmeted, standing facing, head left, sacrificing over altar to left and holding filleted standard; filleted trident to left / Ardoksho, nimbate, seated facing on throne, holding filleted investiture garland and cornucopia; tamgha to right. MACW 3695. MK 609. Nearly extremely fine $375

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64. Bronze drachm (3.88 gm). Crowned bust facing threequarters right / Fire altar flanked by two attendants. Gรถbl, Dokumente Em. 17. MACW 3622. Reddish-brown patina. Very fine $400

65. Bronze drachm. Types as previous. Gรถbl, Dokumente Em. 17. MACW 3623. Dark brown patina. Pleasing style, nice surfaces. Good very fine $425

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66. INDIA, KUSHAN KINGDOM. Xodesha (or Kanishka III). (ca. AD 255-275 or later). Gold dinar (7.90 gm). Nimbate king standing left, wearing conical crown with nimbus, holding filleted trident above altar and resting left hand on scepter, nandipanda symbol to right / Nimbate Shiva standing facing, holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, the bull Nandi standing left behind him, tamgha in upper left field. MACW 3396 (as Vasu Deva II). Cf. Gรถbl 662ff. Extremely fine $1,000 Gรถbl translated the name of this ruler as Xodesha, while other authorities prefer the name Kanishka.

68. Gold dinar (7.93 gm). Types and symbols as previous. MACW 3395. Cf. Gรถbl 640ff. Extremely fine $900

69. Gold quarter-dinar (1.89 gm). King standing left, wearing conical crown with nimbus, holding trident and sacrificing at altar, trident standard behind; three pellets in right field / Siva standing facing, holding trident and diadem, before the bull Nandi, standing left behind; tamgha above left. Cf. MACW 3398. Cf. Gรถbl 674. Nearly very fine $500

See color plates pages 112-115

67. Vasu Deva II. (ca. 290-310 AD). Gold dinar (8.01 gm). Nimbate king standing left, wearing conical crown with nimbus, holding filleted trident above altar and resting left hand on scepter, nandipanda symbol to right, three pellets above and below / Nimbate Shiva standing facing, holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, the bull Nandi standing left behind him, tamgha in upper left field. MACW 3395. Cf. Gobl 640ff. Extremely fine $900

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70. Gold quarter-dinar (1.95 gm). Types as previous, but two pellets in right field. Cf. MACW 3398. Cf. Gรถbl 674. Somewhat muddled strike, otherwise very fine $400

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71. C E NTR AL ITALY: Aes rude. Ca. 500-300 BC. Irregular cast lump of bronze ( 254.8 gm, 57 mm x 47 mm). RCV 505. Green patina. Of unusually large size $400

74. Aes grave sextans (42.28 gm). Head of Mercury left in winged petasus, mark of value •• below / Prow of galley right, mark of value •• below. RRC 35/5. RCV 587. Green patina with earthen highlights. Very fine $300 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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72. Irregular cast lump of bronze (137.2 gm, 49 mm x 48 mm). RCV 505. Green patina. A few spots of verdigris $250

75. Anonymous. Ca. 217-215 BC. Semilibral bronze uncia (12.20 gm). Head of Roma left in crested Attic helmet, mark of value • behind / Prow of galley right, ROMA above, mark of value • below. RRC 38/6. RCV 615. Dark brown patina. Good fine/nearly fine $100 Ex Bill Behnen Collection. See color plates pages 112-115

73. R O M AN R E PU B LI C: Anonymous. Ca. 225-217 BC. Aes grave sextans (47.75 gm). Head of Mercury left in winged petasus, mark of value •• below and behind / Prow of galley right, mark of value •• below. RRC 35/5. RCV 587. Green patina with red and earthen highlights. A few smoothing marks. Nearly very fine $275 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

76. Anonymous. Ca. 215 BC. Post-semilibral bronze semuncia (5.10 gm). Head of Enlargement Mercury right in winged petasus / Prow of galley right, ROMA above. RRC 41/11. RCV 621. Dark green patina. Flan flaw before nose of Mercury and a few minor pits. Good very fine $400 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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77. Anonymous. Ca. 211-208 BC. Silver quinarius (1.98 gm). Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet decorated with griffin crest and necklace, mark of value V behind / Dioscuri with couched spears galloping right, stars above their heads, RoMA in linear frame below. RRC 44/6. King 1. RCV 42. Toned. Nearly very fine $125

80. Silver sestertius (1.04 gm). Head of Roma right, wearing winged, crested helmet and necklace, mark of value IIS behind / Dioscuri with couched spears galloping right, stars above their heads, [RO]MA in linear frame below. RRC 44/7. RCV 46. Toned. Nearly very fine $150 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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78. Anonymous. Southeast Italy, ca. 211-208 BC. Silver quinarius (2.12 gm). Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet decorated with griffin crest and necklace, mark of value V behind / Dioscuri with couched spears galloping right, stars above their heads, H below, ROMA in exergue. RRC 85/1a. King 16. RCV 44. Toned. Very fine $150 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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79. Anonymous. Ca. 211-208 BC. Silver sestertius (0.93 gm). Head of Roma right, wearing winged, crested helmet and necklace, mark of value IIS behind / Dioscuri galloping right with couched spears, stars above their heads, ROMA in linear frame below. RRC 44/7. RCV 46. Toned. Very fine $250

81. Anonymous. Ca. 211-206 BC. Post-reform bronze as (32.69 gm, 33.5 mm). Laureate head of bearded Janus, hair forming ridge along foreheads and temples, neck truncation indented, mark of value I above / Prow of galley right, mark of value I above, ROMA below. RRC 56/2 (w. pll. xi-xii). RCV 627. Attractive green patina. A few pits on reverse. Very fine $200

82. Baebius Tampilus. Ca. 194-190 BC. Bronze semis (7.84 gm). Laureate head of bearded Saturn right, mark of value S behind / Prow of galley right, mark of value S before, TAMP in monogram above, ROMA below. RRC 133/5. RCV 807. Brown patina. A bit weakly struck. Fine $100 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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83. Cornelius Cina. Ca. 169-158 BC. Bronze as (21.95 gm). Laureate head of bearded Janus, mark of value I above / Prow of galley right, [I] before, CINA above, ROM[A] below. RRC 178/1. RCV 699. Brown patina. Areas of striking weakness. Very fine $75

86. Safra. Ca. 148 BC. Bronze as (26.32 gm). Laureate head of bearded Janus, mark of value I above / Prow of galley right, SA[FRA] above, [dolphin] before, ROM[A] below. RRC 206/2. RCV 722. Brown patina. Weakly struck. Good fine $75

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84. Anonymous. Ca. 153 BC. Silver denarius (4.01 gm). Head Enlargement of Roma right in winged helmet decorated with griffin crest, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace, mark of value X behind / Victory in biga right, holding goad, ROMA in compartment below. RRC 197/1a. RCV 76. Attractively toned. Good very fine/very fine $125

87. Silver denarius (3.47 gm). Head of Roma right in winged helmet decorated with griffin crest, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace, mark of value X behind / Victory in biga right, holding whip, SAFRA below, ROMA in compartment thereunder. RRC 206/1. RCV 85. Dark tone. Very fine. $75 Ex Bill Behnen Collection. See color plates pages 112-115

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 49, 17 Mar. 1999, lot 2393.

85. L. Saufeius. Ca. 149 BC. Silver denarius (4.04 gm). Head of Roma right in winged helmet decorated with griffin crest, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace, mark of value X behind / Victory in biga right, holding whip, L• SAVF (VF ligatured) below, ROMA in compartment below. RRC 204/1. RCV 83. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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88. Cn. Gellius. Ca. 138 BC. Silver denarius (3.89 gm). Head of Roma right in winged Enlargement helmet decorated with griffin crest, wearing earring and bead necklace, mark of value X behind, laurel crown border / Warrior or Mars in quadriga right, armed with shield, detaining bound female captive, CN• GE[L] below, ROMA in exergue. RRC 232/1. RCV 109. Struck on an unusually full flan. Attractively toned. Good very fine. $350 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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89. M. Marcius Mn. f. Ca. 134 BC. Silver denarius (3.83 gm). Head of Roma right in winged helmet decorated with griffin crest, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace, mark of value XVI in monogram below chin, quadratic modius behind head / Victory in biga right, holding whip, M — MAR—C (MAR in ligature) above RO—MA in two lines segmented by grain ears below. RRC 245/1. RCV 122. Dark tone. Slightly porous surfaces. Good very fine $100 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

90. Q. Caecilius Metellus. Ca. 132 BC. Silver denarius (3.95 gm). Head of Roma right in winged helmet decorated with griffin crest, mark of value XVI in monogram below chin, Q• METE behind (ME and TE ligatured) / Jupiter in quadriga right, holding reins and thunderbolt in left hand and branch in right, ROM[A] in exergue. RRC 256/1. RCV 132. Tone in recesses. Light scratch before head of Roma and striking weakness affecting figure of Jupiter. Extremely fine $125 Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Mail Bid Sale 33, 3 May 1994, lot 354.

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92. C. Caecilius Metellus. Ca. 123 BC. Silver denarius (3.84 gm). Head of Roma right in winged Phrygian helmet with star on neckguard, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace, ROMA behind, mark of value XVI in monogram below chin / Jupiter in biga of elephants left, holding thunderbolt in left hand, Victory flying right with crown above, C• METELLVS (ME ligatured) in exergue. RRC 269/1. RCV 145. Scarce. Very fine $200

93. M. Tullius. Ca. 119 BC. Silver denarius (3.94 gm). Head of Roma right in winged helmet decorated with griffin crest, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace, strand of hair on far shoulder, ROMA behind / Victory in quadriga right, holding palm, mark of value X below, crown with ties above, M• TVLLI in exergue. RRC 280/1. RCV 155. Lightly toned. Good very fine. $150 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

91. L. Postumius Albinus. Ca. 127 BC. Silver denarius (3.86 gm). Head of Roma right in winged helmet decorated with griffin crest, wearing triple-pendant earring and bead necklace, mark of value XVI in monogram before, apex behind / Mars in quadriga right, holding spear and shield in left hand and trophy with right, L• POST• ALB (AL ligatured) below, ROMA in exergue. RRC 252/1. RCV 128. Pleasing dark tone. Good very fine $150

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94. M. Aurelius Scaurus. Narbo, ca. 115 BC. Silver denarius serratus (3.89 gm). Head of Roma right in winged Phrygian helmet, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace, M• AVREL—I (VR ligatured) before, ROMA and mark of value XVI in monogram behind / Warrior in biga right, holding shield and carnyx and hurling spear, SCAVRI (AVR ligatured) below, L• LIC CN• DOM in exergue. RRC 282/1. RCV 157. Nicely toned. Good very fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection. The figure in the quadriga is sometimes identified as Bituitius, king of the Averni.

95. Ca. 113 BC. Silver fourré denarius (3.29 gm). Head of Roma right in winged and crested Corinthian helmet, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace, mark of value X behind, ROMA below / Helmeted Roma seated right on pile of shields, holding spear, helmet behind leg, lupa suckling twins before, bird in left and right field flying inward. RRC 287/1. RCV 164. Toned. Some pitting. Very fine $100 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

96. P. Licinius Nerva. Ca. 110 BC. Silver denarius (3.82 gm). Bust of Roma left, wearing helmet decorated with lateral feathers, holding shield emblazoned with mounted horseman on left arm and with right hand spear over far shoulder, crescent above, ROMA behind, mark of value XVI in monogram before / P• NERVA (NE ligatured), voter on ground receiving ballot from official, voter on upward-sloping pons depositing marked ballot in elevated cista, two parallel lines in background, on third parallel line above tablet marked [P]. RRC 292/1. RCV 169. Toned. Very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 49, 17 Mar. 1999, lot 2393 (part of).

97. L. Caesius. Ca. 109 BC. Silver denarius (3.92 gm). Diademed Enlargement bust of male deity left, forward shoulder draped, seen from behind, brandishing thunderbolt in right hand, ROMA in monogram behind / Lares Praestites seated half-right, each holding grounded long staff in left hand, dog standing half-right between, nose in air, back of head stroked by right hand of farther Lar, bust of Vulcan facing left above, tongs over shoulder, [LA] (ligatured) on left, PRE (ligatured) on right, L• CAESI (AE ligatured) in exergue. RRC 298/1. RCV 175. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Stack’s International Sale, 4 Dec. 2001, lot 132.

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98. Ti. Q(uinctius). Ca. 109 BC. Silver denarius brockage (3.97 gm). Laureate bust of Hercules left, seen from back, wearing Enlargement lion’s skin, ties of crown across neck, holding club over right shoulder / Obverse reversed and incuse. RIC 297/1. RCV 174. A remarkably attractive brockage; well struck and nicely toned. Good very fine $300 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

101. Ap. Claudius Pulcher, T. Mallius Mancinus, Q. Urbinius. Ca. 105 BC. Silver denarius (3.96 gm). Head of Roma right in winged helmet decorated with griffin crest, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace, quadrangular device with inner circle behind / Victory in triga right, holding reins in both hands, AP• CL• T• MAL• Q• VR (MAL and VR ligatured) in exergue. RRC 299/1. RCV 176. Light iridescent tone. Reverse slightly off center. Nearly extremely fine $200 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

99. L. Valerius Flaccus. Ca. 107 BC. Silver denarius (3.92 gm). Draped bust of Victory right, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace, mark of value XVI in monogram before / Mars walking left, holding sword and shouldering trophy, apex before, grain ear behind, L• VALERI – [F]LACCI downward in two lines in left field. RRC 306/1. RCV 183. Partially toned. Good very fine $175 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

100. L. Flaminius Cilo. Ca. 106 BC. Silver denarius (3.87 gm). Head of Roma right in winged helmet decorated with griffin head without crest of plates, wearing pendant earring and necklace, mark of value X below chin, ROMA behind head / Victory in biga right, holding crown, L• FLAMIN[I] below, CILO in exergue. RRC 302/1. RCV 179. Unevenly toned. Nearly extremely fine $150

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102. Mn. Fonteius. Ca. 104 BC. Silver denarius (3.77 gm). Jugate, laureate heads of Dioscuri right, surmounted by stars above, mark of value XVI in monogram below chin of farther / Ship under oar, captain aft, MN• FONTEI (MN and NTE ligatured) above, control mark P with two dots below. RRC 307/1c. RCV 184. An attractive example struck on a large flan. An attractive example struck on a large flan. Some luster around devices. Nearly extremely fine $300

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103. L. Memmius Galeria. Ca. 103 BC. Silver denarius serratus (3.89 gm). Laureate head of Saturn left, sickle and ROMA behind / Venus in biga right, with scepter, Cupid flying left with untied crown above, L• MEMMI – GAL (ME ligatured) in two lines in exergue. RRC 313/1c. RCV 190. Good very fine $175

106. P. Sabinus. Ca. 99 BC. Silver quinarius (1.90 gm). Laureate head of Jupiter right, control letter H behind / Victory standing right, crowning trophy and shouldering palm, control letter H in right field, P• SABIN downward in central field, Q in exergue. RRC 331/1. King 32. RCV 211. Very fine $150 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 51, 15 Sept. 1999, lot 1058.

104. L. Aurelius Cotta. Ca. 102 BC. Silver denarius serratus (3.76 gm). Draped bust of Vulcan right, wearing conical cap bound with laurel crown, tongs and XVI in monogram behind, myrtle crown border / Eagle with spread wings standing half-right on thunderbolt, head reverted, control letter X in right field, L• COT below, laurel crown border. RRC 314/1c. RCV 191. Lightly toned. Good very fine/very fine $175

105. C. Fabius C. f. (Hadrianus). Ca. 99 BC. Silver denarius (3.98 gm). Turreted, veiled, draped bust of Cybele right, wearing bead necklace, E•X [sic] A• PV behind / Victory in biga right, holding goad, bird resembling stork below raised forelegs of far horse, control mark •G below belly of near horse, C• FABI• C• F in exergue. RRC 322/1b. RCV 200 (same blunder in obv. punctuation on specimen depicted). Good very fine $200

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107. P. Servilius M. f. Rullus. Ca. 95 BC. Silver denarius (3.94 gm). Bust of Minerva left, wearing Corinthian helmet and aegis, RVLLI behind / Victory in biga right, holding palm, P below, P• SERVILI• M• F in exergue. RRC 328/1. RCV 207. Lightly toned. Weakly struck, otherwise nearly extremely fine $75 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

108. L. Metellus, A. Albinus S(p). f., C. Malleolus. Ca. 91 BC. Silver denarius (3.89 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right, L• METEL behind, A• ALB• S• F before / Roma seated left on high pile of shields, with spear and dagger, crowned by Victory standing left behind, C• MALL (AL ligatured) on left, ROMA in exergue. RRC 335/1a. RCV 220. Extremely fine and lustrous $250

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109. D. Iunius Silanus L. f. Ca. 90 BC. Silver denarius (4.01 gm). Diademed head of Salus right, three loose strands of hair in back, wearing small earring and large-bead necklace, SALVS (AL ligatured) under neck truncation, control letter D before, all inside torque with segmented sections bearing S-shaped design, once with dot above, in relief / Victory in biga right, holding whip and palm, ROMA below, D• SILANVS• L• F in exergue. RRC 337/2c. RCV 223. Struck on a slightly short flan affecting right portion of torque on obverse. Extremely fine and lustrous $225

112. Silver denarius (3.94 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right, control numeral CXIII behind / Horseman with palm branch right, control numeral CXXXV above, L• PISO FRVGI – ROMA (MA ligatured) in two lines below. RRC 340/1. RCV 235/1. Light encrustation above head of Apollo. Nearly extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 61, 25 Sept. 2002, lot 1312.

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110. Silver denarius (3.98 gm). Enlargement Head of Roma right in winged helmet decorated with ridged crest, control letter P behind / Victory in biga right, holding reins in both hands, [control numeral] above, D• SILANVS• L• F – ROMA in two lines in exergue. RRC 337/3. RCV 225. Toned. Extremely fine $175

113. Silver denarius (3.84 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right, control letter M before / Horseman with pennant right, control mark ram’s head right above, L• PISO• FRVGI – ROMA in two lines below. RRC 340/1 var. (palm, torch, whip). RCV 235/1 var. Rare symbol. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 319.

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111. L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi. Ca. 90 BC. Silver denarius (4.09 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right, mark of value XVI in monogram behind, control letter A before / Horseman with palm branch galloping right, L PISO FRVGI below. RRC 340/1. RCV 235/1. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine $175

114. Silver denarius (3.81 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right, FRVGI behind, star over pileus before, fillet border / Horseman left carrying torch, six-pointed star below, L• PISO• L• F thereunder, vertical thunderbolt above. RRC 340/1. Sydenham 650. RCV 235/2. Toned. Very fine $125 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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115. C. Vibius C. f. Pansa. Ca. 89 BC. Silver denarius (4.03 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right, PANSA behind, control mark palm branch before / Minerva in quadriga right, with spear and trophy, C• VIBIVS• C• [F] in exergue. RRC 342/5b. RCV 242. Tiny die flaw below nose of Apollo. Lustrous. Extremely fine $150

116. L. Titurius Sabinus. Ca. 89 BC. Silver denarius (4.16 gm). Bare head of Titus Tatius right, SABIN behind, palm branch before / Rape of the Sabine women, L• TITVRI in exergue. RRC 344/1b. RCV 249. Reverse struck from slightly worn die, otherwise extremely fine and lustrous $200

118. Gargilius, Ogulnius, and Vergilius. Ca. 86 BC. Silver Enlargement denarius (3.72 gm). Head of Apollo right, wearing oak crown, thunderbolt below neck truncation / Jupiter in quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt, control letter A above, GAR below, OGVL• VER (VL and VE ligatured) in exergue. RRC 350A/1a. RCV 263. Rare. Very fine $350

119. Anonymous. Ca. 86 BC. Silver denarius (3.89 gm). Head of Apollo right, wearing oak crown, thunderbolt below neck truncation / Jupiter in quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt. RRC 350A/2. RCV 266. Minor die wear, otherwise good very fine $125

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 326.

117. Silver denarius (3.96 gm). Bare head of Titus Tatius right, SABIN behind, palm branch before / Rape of the Sabine women, L• TITVRI in exergue. RRC 344/1b. RCV 249. Toned. Good very fine/very fine $175

120. Silver denarius (3.80 gm). Head of Apollo right, wearing oak crown, thunderbolt below neck truncation / Jupiter in quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt. RRC 350/A2. RCV 266. Tiny mark behind eye of Apollo. Beautifully toned. Good very fine $150

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121. Enlargement L. Iulius Bursio. Ca. 85 BC. Silver denarius (3.97 gm). Draped bust of composite male deity right, trident behind head, control symbol in left field / Victory in quadriga right, holding crown, control numeral LXXVIII above, L• IVLI• BVRSIO in exergue. RRC 352/1c. RCV 268. With some luster. Nearly extremely fine/good very fine $175

122. Silver denarius (3.86 gm). Draped bust of composite male deity right, trident behind, control symbol strung bow in left field / Victory in quadriga right, holding crown, control letters CE above, L• IVLI• BVR[SIO] in exergue. RRC 352/1c. RCV 268. Patches of roughness behind and below bust. Dark tone. Very fine $100 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

124. L. Censorinus, C. Limetanus, P. Crepusius. Ca. 82 BC. Silver denarius (3.94 gm). Diademed, veiled, draped bust of Venus right, wearing long pendant earring and bead necklace, L• CENSORIN behind / Venus in biga right, holding goad, control numeral LIIII above, C• LIMETA (TA ligatured) below, P• CREPVSI in exergue. RRC 360/1b. RCV 284. An attractive example with partial luster $175

125. L. Marcius Censorinus. Ca. Enlargement 82 BC. Silver denarius (3.95 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Bald Marsyas walking left, looking upward, raising right hand and shouldering filled wineskin, column surmounted by statue behind, L• CENSOR before. RRC 363/1d. RCV 281. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine $200 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

123. Mn. Fonteius C. f. Ca. 85 BC. Silver denarius (3.10 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right, thunderbolt below neck truncation, ROMA in monogram before, MN• FONTEI• C• F (MN and NT in ligature) behind / Cupid seated on goat right, pilei surmounted by stars above, filleted thyrsus in exergue, laurel crown border. RRC 353/1a. RCV 271. Tiny banker’s(?) marks on obverse, the most prominent on chin of Apollo. A few light scratches and inclusion on reverse. Nicely toned. Good very fine $175 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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126. A. Postumius A. f. S. n. Albinus. Ca. 81 BC. Silver denarius serratus (3.67 gm). Draped bust of Diana right, wearing pendant earring, bow and capped quiver over shoulder, bucranium above / Togate figure seen from behind, standing left on rocky elevation, sprinkling bull standing right, lighted altar between A• POST• A F — S• N• ALBIN (AL ligatured) around. RRC 372/1. RCV 296. An attractive example with some luster. Nearly extremely fine/very fine $200

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127. Silver denarius serratus (3.86 gm). Veiled head of Hispania right, hair disheveled, HISPAN behind / Togate figure standing left, raising right hand, aquila fixed in ground before, fasces bound in four places with attached securis standing on handle behind, A• POST• A• F •S• N ALBIN (AL in ligature) in fields and in exergue. RRC 372/2. RCV 297. Toned. Very fine $200 Ex Bill Behnen Collection. 129. Enlargement

128. C. Poblicius Q. f. Ca. 80 BC. Silver denarius serratus (3.90 gm). Draped bust of Roma right, wearing helmet decorated with griffin-head and lateral feathers, ROMA behind, control letter N above / Hercules strangling Nemean lion, club on ground beyond, strung bow and filled quiver in left field, C• POBLICI• Q• F on right, control letter N in upper left field. RRC 380/1. RCV 308. Areas of light encrustation. Toned. Very fine $150

130. L. Papius. Ca. 79 BC. Silver denarius serratus (3.88 gm). Head of Juno Sospita right, clad in goat’s skin, control symbol head of bull facing behind, fillet border / Griffin leaping right, control symbol labrys below, L PAPI in exergue, fillet border. RRC 384/1. RCV 311. Nicely toned. Very fine $200

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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See color plates pages 112-115

129. C. Naevius Balbus. Ca. 79 BC. Silver denarius serratus (4.01 gm). Diademed head of Venus right, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace, S• C behind / Victory in triga right, holding reins with both hands, control numeral CXXXXVIII above, C• NAE• BALB (AE and AL in ligature) in exergue. RRC 382/1b. RCV 309. A pleasing example of this issue. Beautifully toned and extremely fine $300

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133. L. Lucretius Trio. Ca. 73 BC. Silver denarius (4.05 gm). Radiate head of Sol right / Seven stars enclosing TRIO within crescent with dot above center, [L] LVCRETI below. RRC 390/1. RCV 321. Lightly toned. Very fine $200 See color plates pages 112-115

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131. Cn. Cornelius Lentulus. Ca. 76 BC. Silver denarius (4.03 gm). Draped bust of Genius Populi Romani right, hair tied with band, scepter behind, G• P• R above / Scepter with crown, globe, rudder, EX• — S• C in outer fields, CN• LEN• Q below. RRC 393/1a. RCV 323. An exceptional specimen. Iridescent toning. Extremely fine $400

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134. M. Plaetorius M. f. Cestianus. 67 BC. Silver denarius (3.93 gm). Turreted head of Cybele right, head of lion facing left behind neck, globe under chin, CESTIANVS downward in left field, fillet border / Curule chair, control symbol to left, M PLAETORIVS AED• CVR EX• S C around, fillet border. RRC 409/2. RCV 350. Struck a little off center. Nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine $225 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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132. L. Cassius Q. f. Longinus. Ca. 76 BC. Silver denarius (3.94 gm). Head of Liber right, crowned with ivy, thyrsus over shoulder / Head of Libera left, crowned with grape vine, L• CASSI• Q• F behind. RRC 386/1. RCV 317. Scarce. Very fine $250

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135. C. Hosidius C. f. Geta. Ca. 64 BC. Silver denarius serratus (3.90 gm). Draped bust of Diana right, wearing pendant earring, bow and capped quiver over shoulder, GETA behind, III • VIR before / Wild boar right, spear sticking into shoulder, hunting dog attacking, C• HOSIDI C F in exegue. RRC 407/1. RCV 347. A few areas displaying die weakness, otherwise good very fine with luster $250

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136. Silver denarius (3.95 gm). Diademed, draped bust of Diana right, wearing cruciform earring and broad pendant necklace, bow and capped quiver over shoulder, GETA before, III VIR behind / Wild boar right, spear sticking into shoulder, hunting dog attacking, C HOSIDI C F in exergue. RRC 407/2. RCV 346. Spots of encrustation above boar. Lustrous and attractive. Nearly extremely fine $250

138. Paullus Lepidus. Ca. 62 BC. Silver denarius (3.79 gm). Veiled, diademed head of Concordia right, PAVLLVS LEPIDV[S] behind and above, CONCORDIA before / Trophy, TER above, L. Aemilius Paullus (Cos. II 168) to right, bound Perseus to left, sons of latter in background. RRC 415/1. RCV 366. Dark tone. Encrustation above head of Concordia. Very fine $125 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

139. L. Scribonius Libo. Ca. 62 BC. Silver denarius (3.93 gm). Head of Bonus Eventus right, wearing frontal diadem, BON EVENT before, LIBO behind / Enclosure around pit decorated with garland of laurel and two lyres, hammer atop base, PVTEAL above top edge, SCRIBON in exergue. RRC 416/1a. RCV 367. Iridescent tone. Nearly extremely fine $250 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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137. Silver denarius (3.86 gm). Diademed, draped bust of Diana right, wearing cruciform earring and pendant necklace, bow and capped quiver over shoulder, GETA before, III• VIR behind / Wild boar right, spear sticking into shoulder, hunting dog attacking, C HOSID[I C F] in exergue. RRC 407/2. RCV 346. Another pretty example. Lovely iridescent tone. Nearly extremely fine $250 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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140. C. Calpurnius Piso L. f. Frugi. Ca. 61 BC. Silver denarius (3.38 gm). Head of Apollo right, hair tied with band, control symbol behind / Horseman galloping right, holding palm branch, control symbol above, [C] PISO L F FRV below. RRC 408/1b. RCV 348/1-2. RSC 24. Slightly porous surfaces. Nearly extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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141. Silver denarius (3.89 gm). Head of Apollo left, hair tied with band, control mark behind / Horseman galloping right, control numeral IL in second line below, C PISO L F FR thereabove. RRC 408/1b. RCV 348/2. RSC 25c. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise nearly extremely fine with some luster $225

144. Silver denarius (3.90 gm). Head of Apollo right, hair tied with band, control mark S before four dots arranged in square / Horseman with palm right, C• PISO L F• FRVG below, control mark two dots thereunder. RRC 408/1b. RCV 348/1-2. RSC 24. Encrustation on and above head of Apollo. Lightly toned. Good very fine $150 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

142. Silver denarius (3.93 gm). Head of Apollo right, hair tied with band, control mark behind / Horseman in conical hat with curved top galloping right, carrying palm branch, control mark in second line below, C• PISO L• F FR thereabove. RRC 408/1b. RCV 348/1-2. RSC 24a*. A scarce variety. Nicely toned. Good very fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 14 July 1999, lot 207. Enlargement

143. Silver denarius (3.87 gm). Head of Apollo right, hair tied with band, control symbol crown with dangling ties behind / Horseman galloping right, wielding whip, control mark in second line below, C PISO• L• F FRVG thereabove. RRC 408/1b. RCV 348/1-2. RSC 24d. Good very fine $200

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145. L. Roscius Fabatus. Ca. 59 BC. Silver denarius serratus (3.96 gm). Head of Juno Sospita right, clad in goat’s skin, control symbol lizard behind, [L] ROSCI below / Maiden standing right, feeding snake holding itself erect before her, control symbol tortoise walking right on own ground line in left field, FABATI in exergue. RRC 412/1. RCV 363. Some striking flatness. Nearly extremely fine $250 Although the control symbol on the reverse is normally identified as a tortoise, its features upon close inspection would seem to bear more of a resemblance to those of another sort of lizard than depicted on the obverse, the precise type of which cannot be determined by this zoologically challenged cataloguer.

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146. Faustus Cornelius Sulla. Ca. 56 BC. Silver denarius (3.79 gm). Diademed bust of Bocchus I of Mauretania right, shoulders wrapped in lion’s skin, FEELIX behind / Luna in biga right, halo around and crescent above head, two stars above and one below horses, FAVSTVS replacing incipient ground line. RRC 426/2. RCV 384. “S”shaped banker’s mark before face of Bacchus. Toned. Very fine $200 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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148. Cn. Plancius. 55 BC. Silver denarius (4.02 gm). Head of Macedonia right, wearing causia, cruciform earring and pendant necklace, C[N PLA]NCIVS before, AED• CVR• S• C behind / Cretan goat standing right, strung bow and capped quiver tied with fillet behind. RRC 432/1. RCV 396. Lovely iridescent tone. Good very fine $250 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

See color plates pages 112-115

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147. Silver denarius (3.90 gm). Head of Hercules right, wearing lion’s skin, S • C behind, no monogram / Four crowns seen from above, globe in center, uppermost crown facing upward, broader and with larger ties, remaining crowns facing downward, with shorter ties, aplustre on lower left, grain ear on lower right. RRC 426/4b. RCV 385. Scarce. A few scattered marks. Good very fine with some luster $275 Strictly speaking this is an anonymous specimen, but since an otherwise identical type has the praenomen of Faustus in monogram on the obverse, the name of the moneyer responsible for it is not in doubt.

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149. P. Fonteius P. f. Capito. Ca. 54 BC. Silver denarius (3.74 gm). Veiled, diademed head of Concordia right, P• FONTEIVS• CAPITO• III• VIR• CONCORDIA (NT ligatured) around / Villa Publica in Campus Martius, T• DIDI• — IMP• — VIL• PVB on three sides. RRC 429/2a. RCV 393. Very scarce. A beautiful example of this popular type. Lovely tone. Nearly extremely fine $700 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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150. Q. Pomponius Musa. Ca. 54 BC. Silver denarius (4.03 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right, scroll tied with cord behind / Clio standing left, holding scroll and garment in right hand and resting left forearm on column, [Q P]OMPON[I] on right, MVSA (long vowel V accented) on right. RRC 410/3. RCV 353. Banti 18/1 (this coin). Reverse struck off center. Toned. Good very fine $500 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

152. P. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus. Ca. 50 BC. Silver denarius (3.83 gm). Head of Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus (Cos. 56) right, triskeles behind, MARCELLINVS before / M. Claudius Marcellus (Cos. I 222) carrying trophy fashioned from spolia opima into tetrastyle temple of Jupiter Feretrius, MARCELLVS on right, COS• QVINQ on left. RRC 439/1. RCV 409. Obverse a little off center. Rare. Some areas weakly struck. Toned. Good very fine $600 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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151. C. Coelius Caldus. Ca. 52 BC. Silver denarius (3.91 gm). Bare head of C. Coelius Caldus (Cos. 94) right, forehead lined, ballot (tabella) for use in judicial assemblies marked L • D behind, C• COEL• CALDVS before, COS under neck truncation / Head of Sol right, oblong shield behind neck, round shield under chin, CALDV•S [sic] • III VIR before face. RRC 437/1a. RCV 403. Scarce. Several banker’s marks on reverse. Very fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Varesi 28, lot 106. A die with blundered punctuation is not noted in either RRC or BMCRR.

153. Mn. Acilius. 49 BC. Silver denarius (4.02 gm). Laureate head of Salus right, wearing cruciform earring and bead necklace, SALVTIS downwards behind / Valetudo standing left, holding large snake in both hands and resting left elbow on column, MN• ACILIVS (MN ligatured) behind, III• VIR• VALETV (TV ligatured) curving upwards before. RRC 442/1b. RCV 412. Lustrous. Extremely fine $225

154. Silver denarius (4.08 gm). Laureate head of Salus right, wearing cruciform earring and bead necklace, SALVTIS upwards behind / Valetudo standing left, resting left elbow on column and holding snake in both hands, MN• ACILIVS (MN ligatured) downward on right, III• VIR• VALETV (TV ligatured) upward on left. RRC 442/1a. RCV 412. Head of Salus struck weakly. Nice iridescent tone. Nearly extremely fine $225 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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155. C. Vibius C. f. C. n. Pansa. 48 BC. Silver denarius (3.94 gm). Mask of bearded Pan right, pie-shaped decoration made from berries in hair, PANSA downward behind, trace of pedum thereabove / Jupiter Anxurus seated half-left, holding patera and grounded scepter, [C] VIBIVS• C• F• C• N• in straight line downwards, IOVI[S AXV]R curving upwards. RRC 449/1b. RCV 420. The tip of Pan’s beard struck weakly. Beautifully toned. Extremely fine $350 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

156. D. Iunius Brutus Albinus. 48 BC. Silver denarius (3.85 gm). Head of Pietas right, wearing cruciform earring and bead necklace, hair in bun at back, PIET[AS] behind / Right hands clasped before winged caduceus, ALBINVS• BRVTI• F below. RRC 450/2. RCV 427. Struck a little off center. Good very fine $200 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

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157. Enlargement L. Plautius Plancus. 47 BC. Silver denarius (3.85 gm). Head of Medusa facing, with heavy eyelids and bags under eyes, lips slightly parted, no coiled snakes at temporomandibular joints, L• PLAVTIV below / Victory standing slightly right, leading four horses by reins and holding palm branch, PLANCVS below. RRC 453/1e. RCV 429. Obverse struck from worn dies. Extremely fine $300

158. Mn. Cordius Rufus. 46 BC. Enlargement Silver denarius (3.46 gm). Diademed head of Venus right, wearing earring and bead necklace, RVFVS• S• — C behind / Cupid on dolphin right, holding reins with both hands, MN• CORDIVS (MN ligatured) below. RRC 463/3. RCV 442. Areas of flatness on obverse. Nicely toned. Good very fine $250 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

159. L. Valerius Acisculus. 45 BC. Silver denarius (3.84 gm). Draped bust of Sol right, ACISCVLVS behind head and curving under neck truncation, double-headed adze or pickaxe (acisculus) adjacent to start of legend / Luna in biga right, crescent above head, cracking whip, L• VALERIVS in exergue. RRC 474/5. RCV 473. Rare. Struck from slightly worn obverse die. Good very fine $300

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160. Petillius Capitolinus. 43 BC. Enlargement Silver denarius (3.82 gm). Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt, PETILLIVS above to right, CAPITOLINVS below to left / Hexastyle temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, roof and pediment decorated with sculpture, three hanging decorations between columns. RRC 487/2a. RCV 486. Toned. Good very fine $250 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

163. R O MAN I M PE R ATO R IAL: Anonymous. Orichalcum Enlargement 19.4 mm (8.10 gm). Southern Asia Minor(?), ca. 38 BC. Bare head of Roman commander Gaius Sosius(?) right / Hasta fixed in ground, sella quaestoria with ornate legs, fiscus with three feet, Q with long tail extending horizontally below. RPC I 5410. Brown patina, original orichalcum color at high points. Portrait in high relief. Good fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 51, 15 Sept. 1999, lot 959.

161. L. Livineius Regulus. 42 BC. Silver denarius (4.00 gm). Head of L. Regulus right / Two bestiarii engaging lion and panther, boar in upper left field., L REGVL[VS] in exergue. RRC 494/30. RCV 489. Rare. Toned. Weakly struck, otherwise good very fine $350

The portrait on this bronze has been variously identified in the literature, but a reasonable case has been made for Gaius Sosius, quaestor in 38 BC. The argument rests primarily on the “Q” (weak on the present specimen) that appears on the reverse. Sosius was governor of Syria in 38 BC and figured prominently in Hasmonean dynastic conflict, backing Herod against his rival Antigonas.

Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

162. P. Clodius M. f. 42 BC. Silver denarius (3.86 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind / Diana standing half-right, with bow and quiver over shoulder, grasping lighted long torch in each hand, P• CLODIVS on right, M• F on left, RRC 494/23. RCV 492. Toned. Good very fine $250

164. C. Valerius Flaccus (Procos. Enlargement 92-81 BC). Silver denarius (3.70 gm). Massalia, ca. 82 BC. Draped bust of Victory right, wearing pendant earring and necklace, control letter G behind / C• VAL• FLA (VAL in ligature) on left, IMPERAT on right, EX• — S• C across lower fields, aquila between signa exhibiting vexilla marked H (for hastati) and P (for principes). RRC 365/1b. RCV 288. Good very fine $250

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165. Q. Antonius Balbus (Pr. ca. 82). Silver denarius serratus (3.79 gm). Sardinia. Laureate head of Jupiter right, S• C behind, control mark T• before / Victory in quadriga right, holding crown and palm, control letter D below, Q• ANTO• BA[LB] – PR (ANT and AL ligatured) in two lines in exergue. RRC 364/1e. RCV 279. Toned. Good very fine $175 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

167. Silver denarius (4.02 gm). Enlargement Spain, late 46-early 45. Diademed head of Venus right, wearing triple-drop earring and pendant necklace, Cupid at far shoulder / Trophy of Gallic arms, two captives seated at base, dejected female on left, bound male on right looking back and upward, CAESAR in exergue. RRC 468/1. CRI 58. Struck a little off center. Nicely toned. Good very fine/nearly extremely fine $400 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

See color plates pages 112-115

168. Mark Antony (Triumvir r.p.c. 43-33 BC). Silver denarius Enlargement (3.88 gm). Italy, spring-summer 42. Bare head right, bearded, lituus behind / M• ANTONIVS• III• VIR• R• P• C around, head of Rhodian sun god right, emanating therefrom seven long and six short rays. RRC 496/2. CRI 127. Rare. Obverse a bit weakly struck, otherwise good very fine $500

Enlargement

166. Julius Caesar (†44 BC). Silver denarius (3.80 gm). Northern Italy and Spain, 49 BC. Elephant with tusks walking right, snake raising itself before, CAESAR in exergue / Emblems of pontificate: simpulum, sprinkler, securis, apex. RRC 443/1 corr. CRI 9. A remarkable example of this popular issue. Light iridescent tone. Good extremely fine $1,500 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

169. Silver denarius (3.64 gm). Greece, fall 42. M• ANTONI on left, IMP (MP ligatured) on right, bare head right, bearded / III• — VIR• — R• P• C on three sides, distyle temple of Sol in city of Rhodes, containing disk bearing draped bust of radiate sun god facing. RRC 496/1. CRI 128. Scarce. Banker’s mark in obverse field. Toned. Very fine $325 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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170. Sextus Pompey (Procos. 39-35 BC). Bronze as (20.61 gm). Sicily, 43-36. Laureate head of Janus with features resembling Pompeius Magnus, MAG[N] (MA ligatured) above / Prow of galley right, PIVS above, [I]MP below. RRC 479/1. RPC 671. CRI 336. Mottled green and red-brown patina. Nearly very fine $150

171. Mark Antony and Octavian (Triumviri r.p.c. 43-33). Military mint with Octavian in Gaul, late 39. Silver quinarius (1.77 gm). Veiled and diademed head of Concordia right, III• VIR• — R• P C around / Clasped right hand, caduceus with shaft terminating in arrow head behind, M• ANTON — C• CAESAR around. RRC 529/4b. King 81. CRI 304. Once harshly cleaned. Several scratches before and below Concordia on obverse. Partially toned. Good very fine $200 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

173. Silver denarius (3.77 gm). Italy, fall 32-summer 31. Bare head of Octavian right / [CAE]SAR on left, DIVI• F vertically on right, Pax standing half-left, holding olive branch upward and cornucopiae. RSC 69. RIC 252 (S) var. (leg. curving on r.). CRI 399 var. (leg. curving around). Octavian’s hair weakly struck, otherwise nearly extremely fine $350 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 8 Apr. 2001, lot 62405.

174. Two fourrés. Julius Caesar, 49 BC (2.50 gm). RRC 443/1. RCV 1399. Petillius Capitolinus, 43 BC (2.46 gm). RRC 487/1. RRC 485. TWO COINS IN LOT. The first with brown patina and very fine; the second with brown and green patina and fine $125 Ex Bill Behnen Collection.

172. Octavian (Triumvir r.p.c. 43-33 BC). Silver denarius (3.86 gm). Enlargement Central or southern Italy, summer 37. [IM]P CAESAR — DIVI• F• III• VIR• ITER R P C, bearded head of Octavian right / COS ITER ET• TER• DESIG, pontifical implements and augural emblems. RRC 538/1. CRI 312. Nicely toned. Good very fine $600

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175. R O M AN E M PI R E: Augustus (27 Enlargement BC-AD 14). Silver denarius (3.96 gm). By P. Carisius, Emerita, ca. 25-23. IMP CAESAR — [A]VGVST, bare head right / P CARISI—VS — LEG PRO — PR, Celtiberian helmet facing slightly right, dagger to left, bipennis behind. RIC 7a. RSC 406. RCV —. Scarce. Good very fine $500 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

176. Silver denarius (3.45 gm). Enlargement Northern Peloponnese, ca. 21. Bare head right, AVGVSTVS downward behind / Hexastyle temple of Zeus at Olympia with round shield in pediment, [I]OVI — OLY in fields. RIC 472 (S). RSC 182. RCV 1614. Banker’s marks below ear and on cheek of Augustus. Dark tone. Very fine/good very fine $400

178. Silver denarius (3.95 gm). Colonia Patricia(?), ca. 19. [CAESAR] AVGVSTVS, bare head right / OB – CIVIS – SERVATOS in three lines within oak wreath seen from above, ties extending inward toward sides. RIC 77a. RSC 208. RCV 1625. Struck on a short flan. Good very fine $400 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 18 July 2001, lot 109.

179. Silver denarius (3.65 gm). Colonia Patricia(?), ca. 19. CAESAR — AVGVSTVS, bare head right / SIGNIS RECEPTIS, aquila and signum with legend forming outer square, S P Q R at corners of inner square around shield inscribed [CL V]. RIC 86a. RSC 265. RCV 1633. Toned. Nearly very fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG 64, 24 Sept. 2003, lot 961.

177. Silver denarius (3.23 gm). Colonia Patricia(?), ca. 19. CAESAR — AVGVSTVS, bare head left / OB CIVES – SERVATOS in two straight lines above and below oak crown seen from above, ties extending inward toward front. RIC 75b (S) var. (CIVIS). RSC 211. RCV —. Very fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 294.

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180. Silver denarius (3.95 gm). Ca. 19. TVRPILIA[NVS] — III VIR, head of Liber right, crowned with ivy / CAESAR — AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE, Parthian in striped pants kneeling on one knee right, returning signum with attached vexillum inscribed X. RIC 287 (S). RSC 485. RCV —. Upper body of Parthian weakly struck, otherwise good very fine $350 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 49, 17 Mar. 1999, lot 1402.

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181. Silver denarius (3.62 gm). Colonia Patricia(?), ca. 18-17/16. Bare head right, no legend / AVGVSTVS, capricorn right, holding globe and rudder, cornucopiae above back. RIC 126 (R2). RSC 21. RCV 1592. Very fine $400 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

See color plates pages 112-115

183. Silver denarius (3.82 gm). By L. Enlargement Mescinius Rufus, 16. Laureate head of Augustus right / Mars, cloaked, holding transverse spear and sheathed short sword, L MESCIN[I — VS] RVFVS around, pedestal inscribed S P Q R – V PR RE – CAES in three lines. RIC 351 (R). RSC 463a. RCV 1616. Rare. Nearly extremely fine $550 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 5, 14 May 1999, lot 357.

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184. Silver denarius (3.80 gm). Lugdunum, 11-10 BC. AVGVSTVS — DIVI F, bare head right / Bull butting right, IMP XII in exergue. RIC 178a (R2) var. (bull l.). RSC 153. RCV —. Lightly toned. Very fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

182. Silver denarius (3.79 gm). Colonia Patricia(?), ca. 1817/16. S P Q R CAESARI — AVGVSTO, bare head right / QVOD — VIAE MVN SVNT, Augustus in quadriga on viaduct adorned with rostra, crowned by Victory in car behind. RIC 144 (R3). RSC 233. RCV 1631. Very rare. Attractively toned. Good very fine/very fine $750 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG 64, 24 Sept. 2003, lot 928.

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185. Caligula (AD 37-41). Brass sestertius (25.79 gm). Mar. 37-Mar. 38 C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, laureate head left / ADLOCVT above, COH in exergue, emperor standing left on platform, raising right hand, folding-stool (sella castrensis) behind, five helmeted soldiers standing right before, shields and parazonia of three in front visible, [four aquilae in background]. RIC 32 (S) corr. Cf. RCV 1799. Green and brown patina. Rough obverse surfaces. Fine $250

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186. Copper as (11.36 gm). Mar. 37-Mar. 38. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left / VESTA above, S—C in fields, veiled Vesta enthroned left, holding patera and transverse scepter. RIC 38. RCV 1803. Glossy brown patina. Lightly smoothed in fields. Small circular depression before face of Vesta. Very fine $200

187. In the name of Agrippa. Copper as (12.09 gm). M AGRIPPA L — F COS III, head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown / Neptune standing half-left, arms draped, holding small dolphin and grounded trident, S—C in fields. RIC 58. RCV 1812. Glossy brown patina. Very fine $250

188. Claudius (AD 41-54). Copper as (13.60 gm). Ca. Jan. 41-Jan. 42. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP, bare head left / LIBERTAS — AVGVSTA around, S—C in fields, Libertas standing half-right, holding pileus in outstretched right hand and extending left arm. RIC 97. RCV 1859. Glossy brown patina. Fields smoothed. Good very fine $250

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189. Nero (AD 54-68). Caesarea Cappadociae, ca. 58-60. Silver hemidrachm (1.39 gm). NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMANI, laureate head right / Victory seated right on globe, holding crown with both hands. RIC 617 (R2). RPC 3645, RSC 352. RCV 1949. Slightly rough surfaces. Lightly toned $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

190. Silver denarius (3.55 gm). Dec. 60-Dec. 61. NERO CAESAR AVG IMP, bare head right / PONTIF MAX TR — P VII COS IIII P P around, EX — S C in fields, Virtus standing left, resting right foot on armor, holding sheathed short sword against thigh and grasping spear. RIC 26 (R3). RSC 220. RCV —. Rare. Nearly very fine $400 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

191. Copper as (11.08 gm). Ca. 66. IMP NERO CAESAR — AVG GERM, laureate head right / Victory alighting left, holding edge of shield inscribed SPQR, S—C in fields. RIC 351 corr. Cf. RCV 1976. Glossy brown patina. Slightly rough surfaces. Very fine $300

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192. Vitellius (AD 69). Silver denarius (3.46 gm). Ca. Apr.-July. [A V]ITELLIVS GERMANICVS [IMP], bare head right / CONCOR—DIA P R, veiled Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and double cornucopiae. RIC 66 (S) var. (single corncucopiae). RSC 21 var. RCV 2196 var. Scarce. Very fine $350 Ex A. Lynn Collection. Close inspection of denarii with the same reverse depiction reveals that the cornucopiae are all of the double variety and, so, the references describing them as single would seem to be in error.

193. Silver denarius (3.35 gm). Ca. Apr.-July. A VITELLIVS GE[R]MAN IMP TR P, bare head right / IVPPIT—ER — VICTOR, Jupiter, nude to waist, seated left, holding Victory and grasping scepter. RIC 75 (S) var. (laureate). RSC 44 var. RCV 2197 var. Scarce. Very fine $375 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1559.

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195. Vespasian (AD 69-79). Silver denarius (3.59 gm). Ephesus, July-Dec. 69. IMP CAES — VESPAS AVG, laureate head right / LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS, confronted busts of Titus and Domitian, bare and bearded, central dot between mouths, ΘI in monogram below. RIC 1401 (R3). RSC —. RCV —. A superior example of this very rare type. Unusually good metal. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine $4,000

196. Silver denarius (3.44 gm). Ephesus, July-Dec. 69 or early 70. IMP CAES — VESPAS AVG, laureate head right / AVG within oak crown seen from above, ΘI in monogram between inward extending ties. RIC 1399. RPC 808. RSC 37. RCV 2266. Scarce. Lightly toned. Very fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 51, 15 Sept. 1999, lot 1251.

194. Silver denarius (3.04 gm). July-Dec. A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head right / PONT — MAXIM, veiled Vesta enthroned right, holding patera and scepter. RIC 107 (S). RSC 72. RCV 2200. Slightly rough reverse surfaces. Very fine $300

197. Silver denarius (3.55 gm). 21 Dec. 69-early 70. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / Judaea seated right on ground beside trophy, resting elbow on thigh and chin on hand, IVDAEA in exergue. RIC 2. RSC 226. RCV 2296. Lightly toned. Very fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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198. Silver denarius (3.07 gm). Jan.-June 70. IMP CAESAR VESPA—SIANVS AVG, laureate head right / COS IT— ER — TR POT, Pax seated left, holding olive branch and caduceus. RIC 29. RSC 94h. RCV 2285. Good very fine $150

201. Silver denarius (3.27 gm). AD 72-73. IMP CAES VESP A—VG P M COS IIII, laureate head right / VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory advancing right, shouldering palm, crowning standard fixed in ground before. RIC 362. RSC 618. Very fine $150

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

199. Brass sestertius (24.56 gm). AD 71. IMP CAES VESPAS AV—G P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right / SALV[S] — AVGVSTA around, S C in exergue, veiled Salus seated left, holding patera and grounded scepter. RIC 245. RCV —. Brown patina. Very fine $250

200. Brass dupondius (15.83 gm). AD 71. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, radiate head right, forehead lined, rolls of fat on nape of neck, double chin / Roma in crested helmet seated left on cuirass, holding crown in right hand and resting left on parazonium, shields behind, S— C in fields, ROMA in exergue. RIC 279. Cf. RCV 2351. “Tiber” patina. A few minor flaws in upper left quadrant of reverse. A pleasing specimen. Very fine $250

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202. Silver denarius (3.34 gm). AD 74. IMP CAESAR VESP AVG, laureate head right / PONTIF — MAXIM, winged caduceus. RIC 686 (R). RSC 390. RCV 2306. Scarce. Very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

203. Silver denarius (3.57 gm). Ca. 76. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / IOVIS — CUSTOS, nude Jupiter standing facing, holding patera over low altar and grasping scepter. RIC 849. RSC 222. RCV 2295. Very fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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204. Bronze as (12.83 gm). Antioch, ca. 75-78. IMP CAES— AR VESPASIAN — AVG, laureate head left / S C within laurel crown, loops of ties inside, ends outside. RPC 2009. McAlee 362c/1 (this coin). Smoothing scratches in fields. Mottled dark and light brown patina. Good very fine $600

205. Silver denarius (3.40 gm). Ca. 77-78. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / Two yoked oxen standing left, COS VIII in exergue. RIC 943. RSC 133a. RCV 2289. Very fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

207. Titus as Caesar (AD 69-79). Silver denarius (3.17 gm). Ephesus, ca. 71. IMPERATOR T CAESAR AVGVSTI F, laureate head right / CONCORDIA — AVG, Ceres enthroned left, holding grain ears and poppy in right hand and cornucopiae in left, EPE in exergue. RIC 1440 (R). RPC 843. RSC 39. RCV 2428. Very scarce. Struck slightly off center. Very fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; NAC 23, 19 Mar. 2002, lot 2649.

208. Silver denarius (3.28 gm). Ephesus, ca. 71. IMPERATOR Enlargement T CAESAR AVGVSTI F, laureate head right / PACI ORB — TERR AVG, turreted and draped female bust right, EPHE (PHE ligatured) below. RIC 1444. RSC 127. RCV —. Scarce. Obverse struck a bit flatly, otherwise nearly extremely fine $400 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 13-14. Oct. 2003, lot 2376.

206. Silver denarius (3.03 gm). Ca. 77-78. CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / ANNONA AVG, Annona enthroned left, holding sack of grain ears on lap. RIC 964. RSC 28. RCV 2280. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

209. Silver denarius (3.22 gm). Ca. 72-73. T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT, laureate head right / Titus standing right, armed with spear and parazonium, resting left foot on helmet, captive Judaea seated right under palm tree before, no legend. RIC 369 (R2). RSC 391a. RCV 2434. Rare. Very fine/good fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio 126, 1 July, 2003, lot 939.

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210. Silver denarius (3.30 gm). Antioch, ca. 72-73. T CAES IMP VESP PO—N TR POT, laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind / Titus in triumphal quadriga right, holding branch and eagle-tipped scepter, no legend. RIC 1563. RPC 1935. RSC 395. Cf. RCV 2435. Very scarce. Nearly extremely fine/good very fine $450 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 December 2000, lot 505.

211. Silver denarius (3.44 gm). AD 73-74. T CAES IMP VESP CENS, laureate head right / PON—T—IF — TRI POT, Titus, togate, seated right on curule chair, resting feet on cushion, holding scepter and branch. RIC 556. RSC 169. RCV 2447. Very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

212. Silver denarius (3.18 gm). Ephesus, 74. IMP T CAESAR Enlargement — COS III, laureate bust right, annulet before point of bust / CONCORDIA — AVG, veiled Ceres enthroned left, holding grain ears and poppy in right hand and cornucopiae in left, mintmarks: annulet under throne, star in exergue. RIC 1469 (R2). RSC 39a. RCV —. An attractive example of this rare type. Some minor encrustation in recesses on reverse. Extremely fine $500

213. Brass dupondius (12.17 gm). Antioch, 74. T CAESAR IMP PONT, laureate head right / TR POT COS III CENSOR, winged caduceus, crossed cornucopiae before. RIC 761. RPC 1991. McAlee 386. RCV 2472. Mottled green and brown patina. Very fine $300 Although all three Flavians struck in this series at least one hexachalkon-type with ANTIOCHIA on the reverse (RIC 1987-1988, 1997, 2004), the view has become current that the irregular brass denominations were struck in Rome, partly because they almost always exhibit a die axis of 6:00. In RPC (p. 284) the view of Grant, that they were struck in a branch mint at Antioch, is not altogether ruled out, but preference is expressed for the alternative. In RIC (p. 28), despite the admission that all the brass denominations are “clearly linked…by metrology and style,” it is stressed that the irregular dupondii circulated mainly in the western and central portions of the empire, and inferred that “some, at least” of the smaller brass denominations were “intended for the East.” McAlee (pp. 160-61) agrees that the orichalcum coinage was produced “almost certainly in Rome,” but he includes it in his catalogue since he sees it as struck for circulation in Syria; explaining that all four denominations have depictions “thematically related to Syria,” he does not exclude the dupondius from the coins minted “for use in Syria.”

214. Silver denarius (3.07 gm). Ca. 76. T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, laureate head right / IOVIS — CUSTOS, nude Jupiter standing facing, holding patera over low altar and grasping scepter. RIC 874. RSC 106. RCV 2444. Very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny and Mosch 126, 13-14 Oct. 2003, lot 2352.

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215. Silver denarius (3.41 gm). AD 76. T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN, laureate head right / COS — V across fields, eagle standing facing on garlanded base, head left, holding wings open and thunderbolt in talons. RIC 861. RSC 59a. RCV 2438. Good very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

218. Silver denarius (3.21 gm). July-Dec. 79. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right / TR P VIIII IMP — XIIII COS VII P P, rostral column surmounted by statue of nude radiate male figure armed with spear and short sword. RIC 28. RSC 272. RCV 2509. Very fine/nearly extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

216. Silver denarius (2.90 gm). Ca. 77-78. T CAESAR VESPASIANVS, laureate head of Vespasian right / CE—RES — AVGVST, veiled Ceres standing left, holding grain ears and poppy in right hand and grasping long torch with left. RIC 874 (R). RSC 31. RCV 2437. Scarce. Toned. Good very fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 50, 23 June 1999, lot 1471.

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217. Titus as Augustus (AD 79-81). Silver denarius (2.54 gm). 24-30 June 79. IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / TR POT VIII — COS VII, bound captive on one knee, facing right, trophy behind. RIC 1 (R). RSC 334a. RCV 2505. Very scarce. Once aggressively cleaned, now with some light tone. Extremely fine $400

219. Silver denarius (2.83 gm). July-Dec. 79. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right / TR P VIIII — IMP XV COS VII P P, Capricorn facing left, globe below. RIC 37 (R). RSC 294. RCV 2510. Lightly toned. Good very fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 373.

220. Silver denarius (3.48 gm). JulyEnlargement Dec. 79. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head left / TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS [VII] P P, bound captive on one knee facing right, trophy behind. RIC 31 (R2). RSC 274b. RCV —. The left-facing head a rare variant. Very fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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221. Silver denarius (3.35 gm). July-Dec. 79. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right / TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Venus, seen from back with thighs draped, standing right, holding crested helmet and transverse spear, and resting left elbow on column. RIC 34. RSC 268. RCV 2507. Very fine $250

224. Silver denarius (3.46 gm). IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right / TR P IX IMP XV — COS VIII P P, filleted tripod, two ravens facing outward thereon, dolphin over sacred bough thereabove. RIC 131 (R). RSC 323a. RCV —. Scarce. Scratchs in fields. Very fine $150

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1992.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

222. Silver denarius (3.54 gm). Jan.-June 80. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head left / TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, bound male (on left) and unbound female (on right) seated back to back at base of trophy. RIC 105 (R2). RSC 307 var. (woman left). Cf. RCV 2511. Very scarce. Very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

223. Silver denarius (3.42 gm). Jan.-June 80. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right / TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, filleted tripod, dolphin above. RIC 128. RSC 321. Cf. RCV 2518. Very fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

225. Silver denarius (3.44 gm). Jan.-June 80. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right / TR P IX IMP XV — COS VIII P P, draped processional chair surmounted by representation of a pediment, symbolizing emperor, decorated with eight curving projections along raking cornices and palmette at apex. RIC 124. RSC 313a. RCV 2515. Very fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1989 (part of).

226. Julia, daughter of Titus (†ca. AD 89). Silver denarius Enlargement (3.25 gm). IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair knotted at back / Veiled Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and transverse scepter, VESTA in exergue. RIC 389 (R). RSC 16. RCV 2613. Rare. Several flan flaws. Good very fine $900 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Leu 83, 6-7 May 2002, lot 746; Vecchi 16, 9 Oct. 1999, lot 443.

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227. Domitian as Caesar (AD 69Enlargement 81). Silver denarius (3.37 gm). Jan. 73-early 75. CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head right / Domitian togate on horse left, raising right hand and holding human-headed scepter in left. RIC 680. RSC 664. RCV 2644. Good very fine/nearly extremely fine $400

230. Silver denarius (3.30 gm). AD 79. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, laureate head right / PRINCEPS — IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, resting left arm on column and feeding snake out of patera. RIC 1084. RSC 384. RCV 2642. A few minor flan flaws. Good very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1988.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 117, 24 Dec. 2003, lot 640. Whereas the fabric and some design elements appear slightly irregular, no other mint than Rome is recorded for these types.

228. Silver quinarius (1.58 gm). AD 75-76. CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III, laureate head right / VICTORIA — AVGVSTI, Victory seated left, with crown and palm. RIC 791. King 36. RSC 634. Cf. RCV 2646. Toned. Very fine $350

231. Silver denarius (2.95 gm). AD 79. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, laureate head right / PRINCEPS — IVVENTVTIS, clasped hands, legionary signum on prow behind. RIC 1081. RSC 393. RCV 2643. Light surface roughness. Attractively toned. Very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 61, 25 Sept. 2002, lot 1710.

229. Silver denarius (3.32 gm). Asia Minor (Ephesus?), 76. CAES AVG [F DO]MIT COS III, laureate head right, small annulet below forward part of neck truncation / FIDES — IVBI [sic], clasped hands, winged caduceus with two poppies and two grain ears behind. RIC 1488 (R2), w. n. 66. RPC 1461. RSC 117a. Cf. RCV 2632. Rare. Toned. Very fine $300

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232. Silver denarius (3.54 gm). AD 80-81. CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right / PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, garlanded altar with depending fillets and horns atop, ablaze. RIC 266. RSC 397a. RCV 2676. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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233. Silver denarius (3.50 gm). AD 80-81. CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right / PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, draped processional chair bearing crested Corinthian helmet. RIC 271. RSC 399a. RCV 2677. Good very fine $175

236. Silver denarius (3.35 gm). Sept.-Dec. 81. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right / TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, draped processional chair bearing semicircular symbol of empress composed of three lines, the outermost ornamented with three crescents containing dot within. RIC 67 (R). RSC 573. RCV —. Very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

234. Domitian as Augustus (AD 81-96). Silver denarius (3.50 Enlargement gm). Sept.-Dec. 81. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT, laureate head right / TR P COS VII — DES VIII P P, Minerva standing left, confronting Victory held in right hand and grasping transverse scepter, shield at side. RIC 60 (R2). RSC 565. Cf. RCV 2746. Rare. Nearly extremely fine/very fine with an attractive portrait $350 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

237. Silver denarius (3.54 gm). Sept.-Dec. 81. IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate head right / P P COS VII DES VIII, draped processional chair bearing semicircular symbol of empress composed of three lines, the middle foliate, the outermost ornamented with six leaf-like projections and central palmette. RIC 14 (R2) var., 15 (R2) var. (obv. legend). RSC 371 var. RCV —. Apparently an unpublished variant. Very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

235. Silver denarius (3.41 gm). Sept.-Dec. 81. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right / TR P COS VII — DES VIII P P, Minerva standing left, confronting Victory held in right hand and grasping transverse scepter, shield at side. RIC 62. RSC 564. RCV 2746. Nearly extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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239. Silver tetradrachm (11.13 gm). Asia (Ephesus?), ca. 82. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG, laureate head right / CA— PIT across fields, RESTIT below, tetrastyle temple of Capitoline Jupiter containing seated image of Jupiter, grasping scepter, between statues of Juno and Minerva, leaning on scepters, and showing facing bust in tympanum and four figures along raking cornices and quadriga at apex. RIC 842 (R) var. (obv. legend). RPC 867 var. RSC 23 var. RCV 2715 var. Rare. Struck on a slightly short flan and with some minor flan flaws on obverse. Very fine/nearly very fine $500 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Enlargement

238. Silver denarius (3.16 gm). AD 82. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right / TR POT — COS VIII P P, draped processional chair bearing large winged thunderbolt. RIC 101 (R). RSC 597. RCV 2751. Extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

239. Enlargement

In the new edition of RIC II the “cistophoric” tetradrachms of Domitian are actually assigned without qualms to the mint of Rome (pp. 257, 329). RPC II had suggested production at Rome, in part since “the die axis of the cistophori is always six o’clock, as at Rome and unlike Ephesus under Domitian” (p. 131); the civic bronze issues made at Ephesus for Domitian do show, where recorded, a die axis of 12:00 (RPC 1070-71, 1073-77), but many of the alliance coins of Ephesus and Smyrna, struck in bronze by two different proconsuls and tentatively assigned in RPC to Ephesus, show, at least partially, a die axis of 6:00 (RPC 1079-80, 1083, 1085, 1089-92), and this would seem to indicate that the tetradrachms might have been minted in Ephesus after all.

240. Silver denarius (3.54 gm). Jan.-Sept. 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, laureate head right / COS — XIIII, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield. RIC 552 (R2). RSC 66a (obv.), 67 (rev.). RCV —. Rare. Good very fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman and Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 478.

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241. Silver denarius (3.40 gm). Jan.-Sept. 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, laureate head right / IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, grasping spear. RIC 584. RSC 233. RCV 2731. An attractive example. Extremely fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio 117 (18-19 Jan. 2001), lot 429.

Enlargement

244. Silver denarius (3.61 gm). Jan.-Sept. 92. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head right / IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, grasping spear. RIC 733. RSC 271. RCV —. A pleasing example. Extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 9, 16 July 2003, lot 581.

242. Silver denarius (3.56 gm). Sept.-Dec. 91. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head right / IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, grasping spear. RIC 727. RSC 267. RCV —. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

243. Silver denarius (3.50 gm). Sept.-Dec. 91. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head right / IMP XXI CO—S XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, armed with spear and shield, owl before. RIC 725. RSC 270. RCV —. Lustrous. Extremely fine $175

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245. Silver denarius (3.26 gm). Sept. 92-Sept. 93. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XII, laureate head right / IMP XXII COS — XV—I CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and grasping spear, shield at side. RIC 741. RSC 279. RCV —. Another nice denarius. Good extremely fine $275 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 December 2000, lot 1140 (part of).

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246. Silver denarius (3.31 gm). Sept. Enlargement 92-Sept. 93. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XII, laureate head right / IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, armed with spear and shield. RIC 739. RSC 280. RCV —. Nicely toned. Good extremely fine $275

249. Silver denarius (3.57 gm). Jan.-Sept. 95. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII, laureate head right / IMP XXII CO—S XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, armed with spear and shield, owl before. RIC 771. RSC 289. RCV —. Beautifully toned. Nearly extremely fine. A lovely coin! $275

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 47, 16 Sept. 1998, lot 1548.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 53, 15 March 2000, lot 1525.

247. Silver denarius (3.37 gm). Sept. 93-Sept. 94. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII, laureate head right / IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and grasping spear, shield at side. RIC 763. RSC 283. RCV —. Nearly extremely fine and attractive $200

250. Silver denarius (3.48 gm). Sept. 95-Sept. 96. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV, laureate head right / IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, armed with spear and shield. RIC 787. RSC 292. RCV —. Nearly extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

See color plates pages 112-115

248. Silver tetradrachm (10.74 gm). Asia (Ephesus?), ca. 9495. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, laureate head right / AVG GERM, bundle of six grain ears. RIC 852. RPC 874. RSC 22a. RCV 2714. A pleasing example. Good very fine $700

251. Nerva (AD 96-98). Silver denarius (3.59 gm). Sept.-Dec. 96. IMP NERVA CAES AVG — P M TR P COS II P P, laureate head right / SALVS — PVBLICA, Salus enthroned left, holding two grain ears. RIC 9 (S). RSC 132. RCV 3035. Dark tone. Minor porosity. Extremely fine $350 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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252. Silver denarius (3.14 gm). Jan.-Sept. 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG — P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right / CONCORDIA — EXERCITVVM, clasped hands, legionary signum on prow behind. RIC 15. RSC 29. Cf. RCV 3021. Nearly extremely fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio 117, 18-19 Jan. 2001, lot 448.

253. Silver denarius (3.28 gm). Jan.-Sept. 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG — P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right / FORTVNA — AVGVST, Fortuna standing left, grasping rudder and holding cornucopiae. RIC 16. RSC 66. RCV 3025. Good very fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 413.

255. Silver denarius (3.53 gm). Sept.-Dec. 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG — P M TR P II COS III P P, laureate head right / CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, clasped hands. RIC 26. RSC 22. Cf. RCV 3020. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $350 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 5, 14 May 1999, lot 392.

256. Silver tetradrachm (10.85 gm). Asia (Ephesus?), 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG — GERM P M TR POT P P, laureate head right / COS — III, six grain ears tied with three loops below. RIC 121 (R2). RSC 46. Cf. RCV 3016. The obverse very slightly double struck. Toned. Extremely fine $750 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1187. The die axis of this specimen (7:00) is attested for a bronze coin minted at Ephesus in the reign of Domitian by the Roman official Maecius(?) Rufus (RPC 1078).

254. Silver denarius (3.54 gm). Jan.Sept. 97. IMP NERVA CAES Enlargement AVG — P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right / IVSTITIA — AVGVST, Justitia seated right, holding grounded scepter and branch upward. RIC 18. RSC 101. Cf. RCV 3033. With a fine portrait. The reverse struck a bit weakly, otherwise nearly extremely fine $350 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 13-14 Oct. 2003, lot 2384.

257. Silver drachm (3.20 gm). Lycian League, 97. AYTOKPAT NEPOYAC — KAICAP CEBACT around, Λ—Y in fields, laureate head right / YΠATOY — TPITOY, wooden lyre (phorminx), depicted with four strings, laurel branch to right. Unpublished. Cf. BMC 8 (same obv. except leg. terminates CEBAC, same rev. leg. w. different type). An apparently unpublished variant. Reverse slightly porous. Good very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 50, 23 June 1999, lot 1106.

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258. Silver denarius (3.62 gm). Enlargement Jan. 98. IMP NERVA CAES AVG — GERM P M TR P II, laureate head right / IMP II COS IIII P P, pontifical implements and augural emblems. RIC 47. RSC 95. RCV 3032. Extremely fine $350

261. Silver denarius (3.49 gm). AD 98-99. IMP NERVA CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, laureate head right / TR P COS II P P, Pax enthroned left, holding olive branch in right hand and balancing scepter in crook of left arm. RIC 30. RSC 592. RCV —. Extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

262. Silver denarius (3.37 gm). AD Enlargement 98-99. IMP CAES NERVA TRAI—AN AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P COS II P P, veiled Vesta seated left, holding patera and torch. RIC 9. RSC 203. RCV 3143. Possessing a fine early portrait. Good extremely fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

260. Silver denarius (3.42 gm). AD 98-99. IMP CAES NERVA TRAI—AN AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P COS II P P, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopiae. RIC 6. RSC 209. RCV —. Tiny die break at mouth of Trajan. Extremely fine/nearly extremely fine $175

263. Silver denarius (3.28 gm). AD 98-99. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / P M TR P COS II P P, veiled Vesta seated left, holding patera and torch. RIC 9 var. (no drapery). RSC 203 var. RCV 3143 var. Good very fine $125

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

259. Trajan (AD 98-117). Silver denarius (3.40 gm). AD 9899. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right / PONT MAX TR POT COS II, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopiae. RIC 17. RSC 292. RCV 3152. Extremely fine. With an attractive early portrait $200

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264. Silver denarius (3.73 gm). AD 98-99. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, laureate head right / TR P COS II P P, Abundantia (or Iustitia) seated left on chair with cornucopiae as arms, holding scepter. BMCRE 47. RSC 595a. RIC —. RCV —. Good very fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

266. Silver tetradrachm (10.50 gm). Asia, 98-99. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN — AVG GERM P M TR P P P, laureate head right / [C]OS — II, six ears of grain tied together with three loops below. RIC 715-716 (R2) var. (obv. legend). RSC 52a (obv.), 50 (rev.). Cf. RCV 3113. With a remarkable portrait, displaying features of Domitian. Good very fine $550 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 6 May 2001, lot 62519.

Enlargement See color plates pages 112-115

265. Silver tetradrachm (10.65 gm). Asia, 98-99. [IM]P CAES NERVA TRAI—AN AVG GERM [P M], laureate head right / TR POT COS II, legionary eagle between two standards. RIC 719 (R2). RSC 608. RCV 3114. An exceptional portrait. Nearly extremely fine $800 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Enlargement

267. Silver tetradrachm (10.17 gm). Asia, 98-99. [IMP NER]VA CAES TRAIAN AVG — GERM P M TR P P P COS II, laureate head right / [C]OM — ASI, distyle temple inscribed ROMA ET AVG on entablature, Trajan standing facing within, holding spear, crowned by female deity holding cornucopiae. RIC 723 (R3) var. (obv. legend, rev. legends). RSC 610-610a var. Cf. RCV 3115. As Gemini II, 11 Jan. 2006, lot 349. Very rare. Obverse struck a bit weakly, otherwise very fine $1,000 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1210.

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268. Silver drachm (3.24 gm). Lycia, 98-99. AYT KAIC NEP TRAIANOC CEB ΓERM, laureate head right / ΔΗΜ ΕΞ — YΠΑΤ B, two four-stringed lyres (chelyes) seen from behind, sound-chests touching, with convex backs exhibiting two semicircular indentations at upper end, owl perched right on tops of inner arms above, head facing. BMC 10 (w. pl. ix, 11). SNG Cop. 45. Nearly extremely fine $150

271. Silver denarius (3.40 gm). AD 100. IMP CAES NERVA TRA—IAN AVG GERM, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / P M TR P COS III P P, Abundantia (or Iustitia) seated left on chair with cornucopiae as arms, holding scepter. RIC 32 var. (no drapery). RSC 219 var. RCV 3144 var. A rare bust variant. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 61, 25 Sept. 2002, lot 1729.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio 110, 7 Nov. 2000, lot 443.

269. Silver drachm (3.38 gm). Lycia, 98-99. AYT KAIC NEP TRAIANOC CEB ΓERM, laureate head right / ΔΗΜ ΕΞ — YΠΑΤ B, two four-stringed lyres (chelyes) seen from behind, separated by dot between inner arms, with convex backs exhibiting very slight central indentation at upper end, owl perched right on tops of inner arms above, head facing, straddling distance between instruments. BMC 11. SNG von Aulock 4268. Good very fine $100

272. Silver denarius (3.29 gm). AD 100. IMP CAES NERVA TRA—IAN AVG GERM, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / P M TR P COS III P P, Concordia seated left, holding patera over altar and cornucopiae. RIC 33 var. (no drapery on obv., double cornucopiae on rev.). RSC 227a var. (no drapery). RCV —. A rare variant. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1988 (part of).

270. Silver denarius (3.38 gm). AD 100. IMP CAES NERVA TRAI—AN AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M — TR P — CO—S III P P, Abundantia (or Iustitia) seated left on chair with cornucopiae as arms, holding scepter. RIC 32. RSC 219. RCV 3144. Extremely fine $175

273. Silver denarius (3.50 gm). AD 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA Enlargement TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P COS IIII P P, nude Hercules standing facing on pedestal, draped with lion’s skin and holding club downward. RIC 49. RSC 234. RCV —. Extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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274. Silver denarius (3.41 gm). AD 101-102. [I]MP CAES NERVA TRA—IAN AVG GERM, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / P M TR P COS IIII P P, Victory standing facing, head left, nude to waist, holding crown and palm. RIC 58. RSC 240b. RCV —. Extremely fine $175

277. Silver denarius (3.27 gm). AD 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA TRA—IAN AVG GERM, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / P M T—R P COS IIII P P, Victory standing right on prow terminating in serpent, holding crown and palm. RIC 59. RSC 241a. RCV —. Extremely fine $150

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

275. Silver denarius (3.22 gm). AD Enlargement 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA TRA—IAN AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P COS IIII P P, Victory standing right, with both hands hanging second shield on trophy. RIC 65 corr. RSC 246. RCV —. Nearly extremely fine $175

278. Silver denarius (3.42 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO Enlargement AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, helmeted Roma standing left, confronting Victory held in right hand and grasping spear. RIC 115 var. (draped). RSC 68a. RCV 3120. Dark tone. Extremely fine $200

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Enlargement

276. Silver denarius (3.41 gm). AD 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P COS IIII P P, Victory standing left before lighted and garlanded altar, holding crown (or patera) and palm. RIC 67. RSC 248a. RCV —. Partially toned. Extremely fine $200

279. Silver denarius (3.22 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus upward and leaning on column. RIC 120 (S). RSC 81b. RCV —. Extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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280. Silver denarius (3.51 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate head right / COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus upward and leaning on column. RIC 120 var. (l. shoulder dr.). RSC 81g. RCV —. Extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

283. Silver denarius (3.48 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Victory standing right, nude to waist, resting left foot on captured armament, inscribing DA-CI-CA on shield fixed to tree trunk. RIC 130. RSC 80. RCV 3128. Minor die break affecting reverse inscription, otherwise good extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

281. Silver denarius (3.56 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate head right, far shoulder draped / COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus downward and cornucopiae. RIC 121. RSC 81. RCV 3124. Good extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

284. Silver denarius (3.49 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG Enlargement GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, trophy bearing round and hexagonal shields, at base round shield and two swords to left, oblong shield and two javelins to right. RIC 147 var. (draped). RSC 98 var. (javelins to left). Cf. RCV 3132. Extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 61, 25 Sept. 2002, lot 1755.

Enlargement

282. Silver denarius (3.49 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder / COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Victory standing left, nude to waist, holding crown and palm. RIC 128. RSC 74. RCV 3129. Nearly mint state $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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285. Silver denarius (3.54 gm). AD Enlargement 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, trophy bearing one round and two oblong shields, at base second round shield and sword to left, second oblong shield and two javelins to right. RIC 147b. RSC 100 var. (two swords). RCV 3132. Nearly extremely fine/extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection. 55


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286. Silver denarius (3.18 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG Enlargement GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Mars stepping left, carrying Victory and trophy. RIC 154. RSC 371. RCV —. Good extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

287. Silver denarius (3.69 gm). AD Enlargement 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, wearing aegis over far shoulder / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Mars standing facing, head right, grasping inverted spear and resting arm on shield borne by captive kneeling on one knee. RIC 159. RSC 377. Cf. RCV 3159. Good extremely fine $250

289. Silver denarius (3.14 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, wearing aegis on far shoulder / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Abundantia (or Annona) standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopiae, filled modius before, garlanded prow behind. RIC 165. RSC 467b. Cf. RCV 3165. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

290. Silver denarius (3.52 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, wearing aegis on far shoulder / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae, lighted altar before. RIC 174 var. (l. shoulder dr.). RSC 412b. RCV —. Nearly extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 March 2001, lot 1216.

288. Silver denarius (3.52 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Mars standing facing, head right, grasping inverted spear and resting hand on shield. RIC 163. RSC 378. Cf. RCV 3158. Nearly extremely fine $175

291. Silver denarius (3.48 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, near shoulder forward / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae, garlanded altar before ablaze. RIC 184 var. (l. shoulder dr.). RSC 394c. Cf. RCV 3160. Nearly extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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292. Silver denarius (3.39 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, near shoulder forward / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Pax enthroned left, holding branch, Dacian on one knee before. RIC 189 var. (also scepter). RSC 418. Cf. RCV 3162. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Enlargement 295. Silver denarius (3.45 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, wearing aegis on far shoulder / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Dacian captive seated right at base of trophy. RIC 220. RSC 537. Cf. RCV 3168-3169. Dark tone. Extremely fine $250

Ex A. Lynn Collection. 293. Silver denarius (3.37 gm). AD Enlargement 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Virtus standing right, resting left foot on helmet, grasping inverted spear and parazonium. RIC 204. RSC 402a. RCV —. Attractive portrait. Extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection. Enlargement

294. Silver denarius (3.74 gm). AD 103 111. IMP TRIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Enlargement laureate head right / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, emperor standing facing, grasping spear and parazonium, being crowned by Victory standing left, bearing palm. RIC 212 (S). RSC 514. RCV 3167. Scarce. Extremely fine $200

296. Silver quinarius (1.63 gm). AD 103-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, near shoulder forward / COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Victory seated left, holding crown and palm. RIC 134 (S) var. (laur. r.). King 11. RSC 72a. Cf. RCV 3174. A superb example of this scarce denomination. A few areas of light porosity. Extremely fine $550 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio 112, 27-28 Apr. 2001, lot 420.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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297. Brass sestertius (26.23 gm). AD 103-111. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI around, S C in exergue, Salus enthroned left, feeding from patera snake coiled around lighted altar. RIC 515. RCV 3199. Lovely green patina. Fields lightly smoothed. Edge knock at 7:00 on reverse. Nearly extremely fine $600

299. Silver denarius (3.19 gm). AD 112-114. IMP TRAIANO AVG Enlargement GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI around, VIA TRAIANA in exergue, Trajanic Way reclining left, head reverted, resting left arm on rock, holding wheel and branch. RIC 266 (S). RSC 648. RCV 3173. Flan flaw in upper reverse field. Good very fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 6 May 2001, lot 62522.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 30 July 2001, lot 63646.

300. Silver denarius (3.51 gm). AD 112-114. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 272. RSC 404a. RCV —. Good extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Enlargement

298. Silver denarius (3.48 gm). AD 112-114. IMP TRAIANVS AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / DIVVS PATER — TRAIAN, father of emperor seated left on curule chair, holding patera and scepter. RIC 252 (S) var. (draped). RSC 140. RCV 3323. Scarce. Good very fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 58, 19 Sept. 2001, lot 1185.

301. Silver denarius (3.61 gm). AD 112-114. IMP TRAIANO AVG Enlargement GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Victory standing right, resting left foot on helmet, inscribing DA-CI-CA on shield attached to tree trunk. RIC 287. RSC 451. RCV —. Good extremely fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 485.

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302. Silver denarius (3.28 gm). AD 112-114. IMP TRAIANO AVG Enlargement GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Abundantia (or Annona) standing facing, head left, holding ears of grain outward and cornucopiae, child standing beside, ALIM ITAL in exergue. RIC 243 var. (ears of grain at side). RSC 99b. Cf. RCV 3117. Good extremely fine $225

305. Silver denarius (3.01 gm). AD 116-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC, laureate, draped bust right / PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Fortuna seated left, grasping rudder with right hand and holding cornucopiae with left, FORT RED in exergue. RIC 315. RSC 150a. RCV —. Partially toned. Extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 8 Nov. 2000, lot 367.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

303. Silver denarius (3.37 gm). AD 114-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P COS V—I P P S P Q R around, FORT RED in exergue, veiled Fortuna seated left, grasping rudder and holding cornucopiae. RIC 318. RSC 154. Cf. RCV 3139. Nearly extremely fine $150

306. Silver denarius (3.41 gm). AD 116-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AUG GERM DAC, laureate, draped bust right / PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, draped bust of Sol right. RIC 329 var. (also cuirassed). RSC 189a. RCV 3140. Scarce. Good very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 45, 18 Mar. 1998, lot 2014.

304. Silver denarius (3.50 gm). AD 114-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIAN[O O]PTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate, draped bust right / [P M] TR P COS VI P P SPQ[R], Columna Traiana surmounted by statue of emperor standing halfleft, two eagles at base. RIC 356. RSC 284. RCV 3151. Very fine $150

307. Silver denarius (3.47 gm). AD 116-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC, laureate, draped bust right / PARTHICO P M T—R P COS VI P P SPQR, Mars walking right, carrying spear and shouldering trophy. RIC 331. RSC 190. RCV —. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mini List A, Fall 1998, lot 52.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 18 July 2001, lot 185.

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308. Silver denarius (3.38 gm). AD 116-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder, near shoulder drawn back / PARTHICO P M — TR P — COS VI P P SPQR, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 332 var. (draped). RSC 191a. Cf. RCV 3141. Good very fine $125

311. Silver denarius (3.58 gm). AD 116-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P COS — VI P P SPQR around, PRO—VID across fields, Providentia standing left, grasping scepter and holding hand over globe. RIC 365. RSC 317 var. (also cuirassed). RCV —. Scratches in fields. Dark tone. Nearly extremely fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 118, 14-15 October 2002, lot 2150.

309. Silver denarius (3.19 gm). AD 116-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P COS — VI — P P S P Q R, Mars walking right, carrying spear and shouldering trophy. RIC 340. RSC 271. RCV —. Extremely fine $175

312. Hadrian (AD 117-138). Silver denarius (3.17 gm). AD 117. IMP CAES TRA[I]AN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder, band over near shoulder / PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P C[OS] around, IVSTITI[A] in exergue, Iustitia enthroned left, holding patera and grounded scepter. RIC11 var. (no band). RSC 874a. RCV —. Beautifully toned. Nearly extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Peus 374, 23 Apr. 2003, lot 705.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

310. Silver denarius (3.63 gm). AD Enlargement 116-117. [IMP CAES] NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P C—OS VI P P SPQR, Virtus standing right, resting left foot on helmet, grasping inverted spear and holding parazonium. RIC 353. RSC 272. RCV 3148. With a nice portrait. Extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 6 May 2001, lot 62523.

See color plates pages 112-115

313. Brass sestertius (26.04 gm). Ca. 119. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS — HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder / PONT M—AX TR P—OT COS III around, S—C in exergue, helmeted Roma seated left on cuirass, right foot on helmet, left foot on shield, holding Victory facing left and grounded spear, shields behind. RIC 562b. RCV 3622. Brown patina. An attractive sestertius. Good very fine/very fine $850 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 50, 23 June 1999, lot 127.

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314. Silver denarius (3.47 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN — HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / P M TR P — COS III, Concordia seated left, holding patera. RIC 82. RSC 1149. RCV —. Extremely fine $275 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

318. Silver denarius (3.44 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P COS — III, Oceanus, nude to waist, reclining left, holding inverted anchor upward with right hand and resting upper left arm on dolphin. RIC 75 var. (also cuirassed). RSC 1111. Cf. RCV 3518. Scarce. Very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 109, 27 May 2002, lot 420.

See color plates pages 112-115

315. Silver denarius (3.37 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN — HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR — P — COS III, Roma standing left, wearing short tunic of Amazon, confronting Victory held in right hand and grasping spear. RIC 76. RSC 1108. RCV —. Extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection. Enlargement

316. Silver denarius (3.42 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN — HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / P — M TR P — COS III, Fortuna standing left, grasping rudder and holding cornucopiae. RIC 85. RSC 1157. Cf. RCV 3521. Lustrous. Extremely fine $300

319. Silver denarius (3.41 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN — HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / P M TR P COS III, nude Genius standing left, holding patera and grain ears, garlanded altar ablaze before. RIC 90. RSC 1091. Cf. RCV 3522. An exceptional coin with a beautiful, well-detailed portrait and a lovely iridescent tone. Good extremely fine $500 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Leu 86, 5-6 May 2003, lot 832.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

317. Silver denarius (3.23 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN H—ADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P COS III, Victory alighting right, holding trophy before her. RIC 101. RSC 1131. Cf. RCV 3527. Lustrous. Extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio 126, 1 July 2003, lot 973. F R E E M A N & S E A R M A I L B I D N O . 17

320. Silver denarius (3.16 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR Enlargement TRAIAN H—ADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P — COS III, Spes walking left, holding flower and gathering up garment. RIC 100. RSC 1153a. Cf. RCV 3526. With an attractive well-sculpted portrait. Extremely fine $375 Ex A. Lynn Collection. 61


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321. Silver denarius (3.43 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN — HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / P M TR P COS III around, AET — AVG across fields, Aeternitas standing half-left, holding up heads of sun and moon. RIC 114. RSC 130. RCV —. Nearly extremely fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mini List A, Fall 1998, lot 55.

322. Silver denarius (3.52 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HA—DRIANVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P — COS III around, CLEM in exergue, Clementia standing left, sacrificing out of patera over garlanded altar and grasping scepter. RIC 116. RSC 212b. Cf. RCV 3463. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $325 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 50, 23 June 1999, lot 1506.

323. Silver denarius (2.74 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / P M TR P COS III around, FEL AVG in fields, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 119. RSC 599. RCV —. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mini List A, Fall 1998, lot 56.

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324. Silver denarius (3.46 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN — HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P — COS III around, CONCORD in exergue, Concordia seated left, holding patera, resting left forearm on statuette of Spes, cornucopiae under seat. RIC 118. RSC 255d var. (l. shoulder dr.). RCV —. Extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 14 Oct. 2003, lot 2431.

325. Silver denarius (3.26 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P — COS III around, CONCORD in exergue, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and resting left arm on statuette of Spes. RIC 118 var. (obv. also cuirassed, rev. w. corncopiae under throne). RSC 255b var. (also cuir.). RCV —. Nearly extremely fine $275 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

326. Silver denarius (3.53 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN — HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right / P M T—R P — COS III around, FEL P R in exergue, Felicitas seated left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 120. RSC 600. Cf. RCV 3486. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine $275 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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327. Silver denarius (3.21 gm). Enlargement Possibly Eastern mint, AD 119ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN — HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P — COS III around, CONCORD in exergue, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera, resting left arm on statuette of Spes. RIC 118 var (cornucopiae under throne). RSC 255. RCV —. Rare. Well-detailed portrait in high relief. Extremely fine $400

330. Silver denarius (3.46 gm). Ca. 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / COS — III, Libertas standing left, holding cap and rod (or scepter). RIC 175. RSC 374. Cf. RCV 3477. Nearly extremely fine $275 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 72, 20-21 Sept. 2003, lot 581.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

328. Silver quinarius (1.41 gm). AD 119-ca. 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIA—N HADRIANVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P C—OS III, Victory standing facing, head left, holding crown and palm. RIC 105 (S) var. (laur. hd.). King 39. RSC 1128b. Cf. RCV 3556. Rare. Lightly toned. Very fine $350

331. Silver denarius (3.05 gm). Ca. 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / C—OS III, ladle, sprinkler, pitcher, wand. RIC 198. RSC 454. RCV 3483. Scarce. Lightly toned. Good very fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 11 Feb. 2001, lot 61589 (part of).

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

329. Silver denarius (3.43 gm). Ca. 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTUS, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / COS — III, Neptune standing left, right foot on prow, holding acrostolium in right hand and grasping scepter with left. RIC 158. RSC 309. RCV —. Good very fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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332. Silver denarius (3.42 gm). Eastern mint, ca. 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / COS — III, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and resting forearm on statuette of Spes. RIC 172. RSC 328. Cf. RCV 3475. Rare. Good very fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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333. Silver denarius (3.37 gm). Ca. 128-132. HADRIANVS — AVGVSTUS P P, laureate head right / COS — III, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 339. RSC 382. RCV 3473 corr. Extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 54, 14 June 2000, lot 1565.

334. Silver denarius (3.37 gm). Ca. 128-132. HADRIANVS — Enlargement AVGVSTVS P P, laureate head right / COS III, eight-rayed star within crescent. RIC 355. RSC 458. Cf. RCV 3484. Scarce. Nearly extremely fine $275

See color plates pages 112-115

336. Brass sestertius (29.44 gm). Ca. 128-132. HADRIANVS — AVGVSTVS P P, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / HILAR—I—TAS P R around, COS III in exergue, S—C in fields, Hilaritas standing half-left, holding long grounded palm by frond and cornucopiae, boy to left, holding palm by branch, girl to right, touching garment. RIC 970. RCV 3602. Glossy brown patina, natural orichalcum color at high points. Light smoothing marks in fields. Good very fine/very fine $650 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 55, 13 Sept. 2000, lot 1241.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Hauck & Aufhäuser 17, 18-19 Mar. 2003, lot 303.

335. Silver denarius (3.52 gm). Ca. 128-132. HADRIANVS — AVGVSTVS P P, laureate head right / P M TR P C— OS III, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 381b (S [hybrid]). RSC 1121b. RCV —. Strack 59 (Eastern mint). Nearly extremely fine $250

337. Silver didrachm (5.22 gm). Pontus: Amisus, 131/2 (Yr. 163). AVT KAI TPA AΔPI—ANOC CEB [Π Π VΠ Γ], laureate, draped bust right / AMICOV ΕΛΕV—ΘΕPΑC ETOYC around, PΞΓ in exergue, turreted city goddess seated left, resting right hand on rudder set on youthful head facing left and holding cornucopiae. BMC 85 (w. pl. iv, 7). SNG von Aulock —. Scarce. Several scratches. Lightly toned. Good fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 51, 15 Sept. 1999, lot 853 (part of).

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 63, 21 May 2003, lot 1349.

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338. Silver drachm (2.29 gm). Pontus: Amisus, 133/4 (Yr. 165). AVT KAI TPA AΔPI—ANOC CEB [ΠΠVΠΓ, laureate head right / AMICOV ΕΛΕVΘΕP—AC ETOYC PΞΕ, Demeter standing half-left, holding grain ears downward and grounded long torch. BMC 91 (w. pl. iv, 10). SNG von Aulock —. Scarce. Toned. Very fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 51, 15 Sept. 1999, lot 853 (part of).

Enlargement

341. Silver denarius (3.02 gm). Ca. 134-138. HADRIANVS — AVG COS III P P, bare head right / FELIC—ITAS — AVG, emperor and Felicitas clasping hands. RIC 237. RSC 628. RCV 3488. Toned. Extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 14 Oct. 2003, lot 2435.

339. Silver denarius (3.30 gm). Ca. 134-138. HADRIANVS — AVG COS III P P, laureate head right / ANNO—NA AVG, modius containing four grain ears and central poppy with leaf to right. RIC 230. RSC 170a. RCV 3461. Good very fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

342. Silver denarius (3.38 gm). Ca. 134-138. HADRIANVS — AVG COS III P P, bare head right, slight drapery on far shoulder / FIDES — P—VBLICA, Fides standing half-right, holding grain ears downward and platter of fruit. RIC 241A var. (not dr.). RSC 716a. Cf. RCV 3492. Lightly toned. Good very fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

340. Silver denarius (3.34 gm). Ca. Enlargement 134-138. HADRIANVS — AVG COS III P P, laureate head right / FELICI—TAS AVG, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and branch. RIC 234. RSC 615. RCV —. Nearly extremely fine, with a nice portrait $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 440.

343. Silver denarius (3.43 gm). Ca. 134-138. HADRIANVS — AVG COS III P P, laureate head right / FO—RTV— NA AVG, Fortuna standing half-left, grasping rudder and holding cornucopiae. RIC 244 n. RSC 765. Cf. RCV 3494. Extremely fine $275 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 14 Oct. 2003, lot 2436.

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344. Silver denarius (3.44 gm). Ca. 134-138. HADRIANVS — AVG COS III P P, bare head Enlargement right / SALVS — AVG, Salus standing half-left, feeding from patera snake coiled around cold altar and holding grounded scepter. RIC 269 (S). RSC 1331. RCV —. Possessing a powerful portrait. Extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 14 Oct. 2003, lot 2437.

345. Silver denarius (3.51 gm). Ca. 134-138. HADRIANVS — AVG COS III P P, bare head right, far shoulder draped / SPE—S — P R, Spes walking left, holding flower and gathering up garment. RIC 274 var. (no drapery). RSC 1411 var. RCV 3542 var. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

346. Silver denarius (3.58 gm). Ca. 134-138. HADRIANVS — AVG COS III P P, bare head right, far shoulder draped / VICTORIA AVG, Victory seated left, holding crown and palm. RIC 286. RSC 1461a. Cf. RCV 3548. Extremely fine and attractive $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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347. Silver denarius (3.38 gm). Ca. 134-138. HADRIANVS — AVG COS III P P, laureate Enlargement head right / VOTA PVBLICA, veiled emperor standing left, sacrificing out of patera over tripod. RIC 290. RSC 1484a. Cf. RCV 3550. Extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior Stamp & Coin, 4-5 Dec. 1998, lot 1237.

348. Silver denarius (3.55 gm). Ca. 134-138. HADRIANVS — AVG COS III P P, bare head right, far shoulder draped / AFRICA, Africa in elephant-skin headdress reclining left, holding scorpion and cornucopiae, basket of fruit before. RIC 299. RSC 141. Cf. RCV 3459. Very fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

349. Silver denarius (3.25 gm). Ca. 134-138. HADRIANVS — AVG COS III P P, draped bust right / ALEXA—N— DRIA, Alexandria standing half-left, holding sistrum and snake in basket. RIC 300. RSC 156. Cf. RCV 3460. Very fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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350. Sabina, wife of Hadrian (AD 128-136). Silver denarius (3.18 gm). [S]ABINA — AVGVSTA, diademed, draped bust right, hair in braid behind neck / VENERI GE—NETRICI, Venus standing half-right, adjusting robe and holding apple. RIC 396. RSC 73. RCV 3924. Lightly toned. Good very fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

351. Silver denarius (3.56 gm). SABINA — AVGVSTA, diademed, draped bust right, hair in braid behind neck / VENERI — GENETRICI, diademed Venus standing half-left, holding apple and adjusting garment. RIC 396 var. (Venus stg. r.). RSC 73a. Cf. RCV 3924. Good very fine $175

353. Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161). AD 139. IMP T AEL CAES HAD—R ANTONINVS, bare head right / AVG — PIVS P—M TR P COS II, Pax standing half-left, holding branch downward and cornucopiae. RIC 23. RSC 84. RCV 4057. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 14 Oct. 2003, lot 2475.

354. Silver denarius (3.14 gm). AD 139. ANTONINVS — AVG PIVS P P, bare head right / TR — POT — COS II, Pax standing left, holding branch downward and cornucopiae. RIC 51. RSC 857a. RCV —. Good very fine/nearly extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio 104, 4 Nov. 1999, lot 558.

352. Aelius Caesar (AD 136-138). Silver denarius (3.52 gm). AD Enlargement 137. L AELIVS — CAESAR, bare head right / TR POT — COS II, diademed goddess standing half-left, holding flower and cornucopiae on rudder. RIC 431 (R). RSC 52a. RCV —. Scarce. Nearly extremely fine $300

355. Silver denarius (2.93 gm). AD 140-144. ANTONINVS AVG PI—VS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right / CLEMEN—TIA AVG, diademed Clementia standing left, holding patera and grasping scepter. RIC 64. RSC 124. RCV 4061. Extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; NAC 25, 25 June 2003, lot 1998.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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356. Silver denarius (3.36 gm). AD 140-144. [A]NTONINVS AVG PIV—S P P TR P COS III, laureate head right / GENIO — S—ENATVS, togate Genius standing left, holding branch upward and staff. RIC 69. RSC 399. RCV 4084. Very fine $75 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 457 (part of).

See color plates pages 112-115

359. Brass dupondius (13.87 gm). AD 140-144. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS — P P TR P COS III, radiate head right / GENIVS PO—PVLI ROMANI around, S—C in fields, Genius of the Roman People standing half-right, holding grounded scepter and cornucopiae. RIC 661 var. (obv. leg. POP). RCV 4276 var. Deep green patina. Nearly extremely fine and attractive $500 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 481.

357. Silver denarius (3.23 gm). AD 140-144. ANTONINVS AVG Enlargement PI—VS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right / PROVIDENTIAE — DEORVM, thunderbolt with two sets of wings. RIC 80a. RSC 681. RCV 4103. Good very fine/nearly extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

358. Silver denarius (3.33 gm). AD 140-144. ANTONINVS — AVG PIVS P P, bare head right, slight drapery on far shoulder / TR POT COS III, she-wolf standing right, suckling twins. RIC 94 (S) var. (no drapery). RSC 915b. Cf. RCV 4120. Lightly toned. Good very fine $175

360. Silver denarius (3.39 gm). Ca. 143-144. ANTONINVS AVG Enlargement PI—VS P P COS III, laureate, draped bust right / IMPER—A—TO—R II, Victory standing half-left, holding crown and palm. RIC 111e. RSC 439a. Cf. RCV 4087. The product of two nicely engraved dies. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 14 Oct. 2003, lot 2477.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior Stamp & Coin Pre-Long Beach Sale, 31 May-1 June 1999, lot 1107. 361. Silver denarius (3.32 gm). AD 144. ANTONINVS — AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right / COS — III — DES IIII, Pax standing half-left, holding branch downward and cornucopiae. RIC 117. RSC 187/8. RCV —. Extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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362. Silver denarius (3.54 gm). Dec. 150-Dec. 151. ANTONINVS AVG — PIVS P P TR P XIIII, laureate head right / COS — IIII, nude Genius standing left, holding patera and grain ears. RIC 196. RSC 220. RCV 4069. Nearly extremely fine $150

363. Silver denarius (3.27 gm). Dec. 151-Dec. 152. ANTONINVS AVG — PIVS P P TR P XV, laureate head right / COS IIII, veiled Vesta standing half-left, holding simpulum and Palladium. RIC 203. RSC 196. Cf. RCV 4065. Extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio 119, 5-6 Apr. 2002, lot 650.

364. Silver denarius (3.31 gm). Dec. 151-Dec. 152. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right / TR POT XV — COS IIII around, TRANQ in exergue, Tranquillitas standing right, grasping rudder and holding grain ears. RIC 218 (S) var. (rudder on globe). RSC 826. Cf. RCV 4108. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

366. Silver denarius (3.68 gm). Dec. 154-Dec. 155. ANTONINVS AVG PI—VS P P TR P XVIIIl, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder / C—OS — IIII, veiled Vesta standing half-left, sacrificing from patera over lighted altar and holding Palladium. RIC 238 var. (no drapery). RSC 201 var. RCV —. Good very fine $75 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

367. Silver denarius (3.14 gm). Dec. 155-Dec. 156. ANTONEnlargement INVS AVG — PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right / TR POT XIX — COS IIII, Annona enthroned right, holding cornucopiae in both hands, modius at feet. RIC 250. RSC 985. RCV 4124. Good extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Peus 374, 23 Apr. 2003, lot 747.

368. Silver denarius (3.55 gm). Dec. 155-Dec. 156. ANTONINVS AVG — PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right / TR PO—T XIX — COS IIII, veiled Pax standing left, holding branch downward and cornucopiae. RIC 252. RSC 979. RCV —. Nearly extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

365. Silver denarius (3.59 gm). Dec. 152-Dec. 153. ANTONINVS AVG — PIVS P P TR P XVI, laureate head right / C—OS — IIII, veiled Vesta standing half-left, holding simpulum and Palladium. RIC 219. RSC 197. RCV 4065. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection. F R E E M A N & S E A R M A I L B I D N O . 17

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369. Silver denarius (3.00 gm). Dec. 157-Dec. 158. ANTONINVS — Enlargement AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right / VOTA SVSCE—PTA DEC III around, COS IIII in exergue, veiled emperor standing half-left, dropping incense over tripod and holding acerra. RIC 283a (S). RSC 1126c corr. RCV —. Extremely fine $175

372. Faustina I, wife of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-141). Silver denarius (3.72 gm). Ca. 138-139. [FAV]STINA AVG — ANTONINI AVG P P, draped bust right, hair coiled on top / CONCOR—DIA AVG, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and resting forearm on cornucopiae attached to seat. RIC 327 (S). RSC 146. RCV 4667. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio 108, 1 Aug. 2000, lot 358.

370. Divus Antoninus (†AD 161). Silver denarius (3.42 gm). DIVVS — ANTONINVS, bare head right, drapery on far shoulder visible behind / CONSECRATIO, eagle standing right, head reverted, on garlanded altar. RIC M432. RSC 157. Cf. RCV 5192. Lustrous. Extremely fine $200

373. Silver denarius (3.72 gm). Ca. 139-141. FAVSTINA — AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair coiled on top / IVNONI — REGINAE, veiled Juno standing left, holding patera and grasping scepter, peacock before standing left, head reverted. RIC 338. RSC 215. RCV 4669. Good very fine/nearly extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 11 Feb. 2001, lot 61599. 374. Diva Faustina I (†AD 141). Silver denarius (3.65 gm). Ca. 141-147. DIVA AVG — FAVSTINA, veiled, draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head / PIET—AS AVG, veiled Pietas standing left, dropping incense on lighted altar and holding box. RIC 394a var. (obv. dr. only). RSC 234a. RCV 4598 var. Toned. Good very fine $100

371. Brass sestertius (22.82 gm). DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right / CONSECRATIO around, S C in exergue, crematorium with four storeys, surmounted by emperor in quadriga facing. RIC 1266. Cf. RCV 5198. Brown patina. Very fine $425

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1996 (part of).

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 47, 16 Sept. 1998, lot 1640.

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375. Silver denarius (3.15 gm). Ca. 147-161. DIVA — FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head / AED DIV FAVSTINAE, hexastyle temple, trellis-work fencing before. RIC 343 (S). RSC 1. RCV 4573. Scarce. Very fine $60

378. Silver denarius (3.50 gm). Ca. 147-161. DIVA FAV— STINA, draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head / AVGV—STA, veiled Ceres standing left, holding grain ears and grasping grounded long torch. RIC 360. RSC 78. Good very fine $100

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 737.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

376. Silver denarius (3.10 gm). Ca. 147-161. DIVA — FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head / AETE—R–NITAS, Juno standing half-left, raising right hand and holding scepter. RIC 344. RSC 26. RCV 4574. Good very fine $100

379. Silver denarius (3.46 gm). Ca. 147-161. DIVA — FAVSTIEnlargement NA, draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head / AVGV—STA, veiled Ceres standing half-left, raising right hand and grasping grounded long torch. RIC 361 (S) var. (bust l.). RSC 101c. RCV 4583. Extremely fine $175

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1693 (part of).

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 50, 23 June 1999, lot 1540.

377. Silver denarius (3.13 gm). Ca. 147-161. DIVA FAV—STINA, Enlargement draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head / AETE—R—N—ITAS, veiled Providentia standing half-left, scarf billowing behind, holding globe. RIC 351. RSC 32. RCV 4578. Good extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 10 Nov. 1999, lot 311.

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380. Silver denarius (3.04 gm). Ca. 147-161. DIVA — FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head / AVG—VSTA, veiled Ceres standing half-left, drapery on left forearm, grasping grounded long torch in right hand. RIC 362. RSC 104. RCV 4584. Struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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381. Silver denarius (3.54 gm). Enlargement Ca. 147-161. DIVA — FAVSTIN[A], draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head / AVGV—ST—A, diademed, veiled Juno enthroned left, holding scepter against left knee, resting right forearm on armrest and right foot on cushion. RIC 363. RSC 120. RCV 4585. Good extremely fine $200

384. Silver denarius (3.59 gm). Ca. 147-161. DIVA — FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head / IV—NO, veiled Juno standing half-left, holding patera and grasping scepter. RIC 391. RSC 209. RCV 4597. Small flaw on cheek of Faustina. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

382. Silver denarius (3.23 gm). Ca. 147-161, DIVA FAV— STINA, draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head / AVGV—STA, veiled Vesta standing half-left, holding simpulum and Palladium. RIC 368. RSC 108. RCV 4587. Extremely fine $150

385. Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (AD 139-161). Silver denarius (3.32 gm). 1-9 Dec.(?) 147. AVRELIVS — CAESAR AVG PII F, bare head right / TR P—OT — COS II, Spes advancing left, holding flower and gathering up garment. RIC A437. RSC 600. RCV —. Good very fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

383. Silver denarius (3.32 gm). Ca. 147-161. DIVA — FAVSTINA, Enlargement draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head / CE—RES, veiled Ceres seated left, holding two ears of grain downward and grasping flaming grounded long torch. RIC 379. RSC 141. RCV —. Good extremely fine $200

386. Silver denarius (3.39 gm). Dec. 155-Dec. 156. AVRELIVS CAES — ANTON AVG PII F, bare head right / TR POT X — C—OS II, Virtus standing half-left, holding sheathed short sword by scabbard, scrap dangling, and grasping spear. RIC A468. RSC 703. RCV —. Nearly extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 13-14 Oct. 2003, lot 2509.

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387. Silver denarius (3.89 gm). Dec. 156-Dec. 157. AVREEnlargement LIVS CAES AN—TON AVG PII F, bare head right / TR PO—T XI — COS II, Virtus standing left, holding sheathed short sword by scabbard, strap dangling, and grasping inverted spear. RIC A473. RSC 721. RCV 4793. Good extremely fine $275

390. Silver denarius (3.08 gm). Dec. 161-Dec. 162. IMP M Enlargement AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right / PROV DEOR TR P XVI COS III, Providentia standing half-left, holding globe and cornucopiae. RIC 51. RSC 518. Cf. RCV 4925. Nearly mint state $300

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 6 May 2001, lot 62538.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 72, 20-21 Sept. 2003, lot 620.

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388. Silver denarius (3.51 gm). Dec. 159-Dec. 160. AVRELIVS CAES AVG PII F, bare head right / TR POT XIIII — COS II, Minerva advancing right, brandishing javelin and armed with shield. RIC A483. RSC 762. RCV 4797. From dies of good style. Nearly extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG 64, 24 Sept. 2003, lot 1098.

Enlargement

391. Silver denarius (3.26 gm). Dec. 162-Dec. 163. IMP M ANTONINVS AVG, bare head right / CONCORD AVG TR P XVII around, COS III in exergue, Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting left arm on top of chair leg. RIC 64 var. (statue of Spes on cornucopiae). RSC 37. RCV —. Good extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 13-14 Oct. 2003, lot 2518.

389. Marcus Aurelius as Augustus (AD 161-180). Silver denarius (3.09 gm). Mar.-Dec. 161. IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right, far shoulder draped / PROV DEOR TR P XV COS III, Providentia standing half-left, holding globe and cornucopiae. RIC 23 var. (no drapery). RSC 508a. RCV —. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 58, 19 Sept. 2001, lot 1229. F R E E M A N & S E A R M A I L B I D N O . 17

392. Silver denarius (3.53 gm). Dec. 162-Dec. 163. IMP M ANTONINVS AVG, bare head right / PROV DEOR TR P XVII COS III, Providentia standing half-left, holding globe and cornucopiae. RIC 70. RSC 526. RCV —. Nearly extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection. 73


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393. Silver denarius (3.18 gm). Dec. 163-Dec. 164. ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS, bare head right / P M TR P XVIII — IMP II COS III, Mars standing right, holding inverted spear and grounded shield. RIC 91. RSC 468. RCV 4919. Good extremely fine $275 Enlargement

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

394. Silver denarius (3.46 gm). Dec. 164-Dec. 165. ANTONINVS AVG — ARMENIACVS, laureate head right / P M TR P XIX — IMP II COS III, Annona standing left, globe at feet, emptying cornucopiae into modius. RIC 125. RSC 474. RCV 4920. Lightly toned. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 72, 20-21 Sept. 2003, lot 624.

396. Silver denarius (3.20 gm). Dec. 170-Dec. 171. IMP M ANTONINVS — AVG TR P XXV, laureate head right / VOTA SOL — DECENN around, COS III forming ground, veiled emperor sacrificing left from patera over lighted tripod, prostrate bull by altar. RIC 248 (S). RSC 1031. RCV 4955. Attractively toned. Good extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 54, 14 June 2000, lot 1616.

See color plates pages 112-115

Enlargement

395. Silver denarius (3.20 gm). Dec. 166-Dec. 167. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right / TR P XXI IMP — IIII COS III, Providentia standing half-left, holding rod and grasping scepter, globe beside. RIC 170. RSC 881. RCV —. Good extremely fine $275

397. Brass sestertius (27.75 gm). Dec. 172-Dec. 173. M ANTONINVS — AVG TR P XXVII, laureate head right / VICT – GERM – IM•P VI – COS III – S C in five lines inside laurel wreath with central dot and short ties below. RIC 1090 (S). Cf. BMCRE 1455. Cf. RCV 5015. Very scarce. Overstruck on another sestertius of Aurelius. Glossy brown patina. Traces of undertype on reverse. Good very fine $1,000 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 50, 23 June 1999, lot 1545.

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398. Copper as (11.00 gm). Dec. 172-Dec. 173. M ANTONINVS — AVG TR P XXVII, laureate head right / SECVRITAS PVBLICA — IMP — VI COS III around, S—C in fields, Securitas standing half-right, crowning self and holding grounded palm. RIC 1083. RCV 5070. Brown patina. Good very fine $275

401. Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius (AD 147175/176). Silver denarius (3.27 gm). Ca. 147-161. FAVSTINA AVG ANTO — NINI AVG PII FIL, draped bust right, hair coiled on back of head / CONCOR—DIA, Concordia standing half-right, lifting garment and holding cornucopiae. RIC 500b corr. RSC 44. RCV 4703. Extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

399. Silver denarius (3.37 gm). Fall-Dec. 175. M ANTONINVS AVG — GERM SARM, laureate head right / SECVRITAS PV—BLICA TR P XXIX around, IMP VIII – COS III in two lines in exergue, Securitas enthroned left, grasping [scepter] and resting left forearm on arm of seat. RIC 325 var. (SECVRIT PVB). RSC 587a var. Cf. RCV 4928. A rare variant. Very fine $100

402. Silver denarius (3.05 gm). Ca. 147-161. FAVSTINA AVG — PII AVG FIL, draped bust right, hair coiled on back of head / CONCO—RDIA, Concordia seated left, holding flower, resting forearm on cornucopiae at side of stool, globe underneath. RIC 502a. RSC 54. RCV 4704. Portrait of unusual style. Planchet flaw on neck of Faustina. Extremely fine $150

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1710.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

400. Silver denarius (3.09 gm). Dec. 179-Mar. 180. M AVREL ANT—ONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, near shoulder forward / TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, grasping rudder and holding cornucopiae, wheel under seat. RIC 409 var. (not draped). RSC 972b. RCV —. Reverse struck a bit weakly, otherwise nearly extremely fine $150

403. Silver denarius (3.24 gm). Ca. Enlargement 147-161. FAVSTINAE AVG — PII AVG FIL, diademed, draped bust right, hair coiled on back of head / LAETITIAE — PVBLICAE, diademed Laetitia standing left, holding diadem by ties and grasping scepter. RIC 506c. RSC 155b. Cf. RCV 4705. Attractive portrait style. Extremely fine $175

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 121, 10 Mar. 2003, lot 457.

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404. Silver denarius (3.49 gm). Ca. 147-161. FAVSTINAE AVG Enlargement PII AVG FIL, draped bust right, wearing band of pearls, hair coiled on back of head / PVDI—CITIA, veiled Pudicitia standing left, adjusting garment above and below. RIC 507b (S) var. (diad.). RSC 176b. Cf. RCV 4706. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine/good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

405. Silver denarius (3.51 gm). Ca. 147-161. FAVSTINA AVGVS—TA AVG PII F, draped bust right, hair coiled on back of head / PVDI—CITIA, veiled Pudicitia standing left, sacrificing over lighted and garlanded altar. RIC 508a. RSC 184. RCV 4707. Extremely fine $175

407. Brass sestertius (24.60 gm). Ca. 161-175/6. FAVSTINA — AVGVSTA, pearl-diademed, draped bust right, hair coiled on back of head / IVNONI — REGINAE, Juno standing half-left, holding patera and grounded scepter, peacock standing left beside, head reverted, S—C in fields. RIC 1651. Cf. RCV 5278. Glossy dark brown patina. Very fine $500 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 49, 17 Mar. 1999, lot 1622.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

406. Silver denarius (3.42 gm). Ca. 147-161. FAVSTINA — AVGVSTA, draped bust left, hair coiled on back of head / AVGVS—TI — PII FIL, Spes standing half-left, holding flower bud and gathering up fold of garment. RIC 497 (S) var. (bust right). RSC 24. RCV 4702. Very rare. Slightly rough obverse surface $225

408. Diva Faustina II (†AD 175/176). Silver denarius (3.34 gm). Ca. 176-180. DIVA FAV—STINA PIA, draped bust right, hair coiled at back of head / CONSE—CRATIO, peacock standing facing, head right, tail feathers spread. RIC 743. RSC 70. RCV —. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 55, 13 Sept. 2000, lot 1273 (part of).

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 13-14 Oct. 2003, lot 2525.

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409. Lucius Verus (AD 161-169). Brass sestertius (21.89 gm). Mar.-Dec. 161. IMP CAES L AVREL — VERVS AVG, bare head right, far shoulder draped / CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P around, COS II in exergue, S—C in fields, Marcus and Verus, togate, shaking hands. RIC 1281. Cf. RCV 5367. Glossy brown patina, a little rubbed at high points. Old scratch at neck of Verus on obverse. Very fine $450

412. Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus (ca. AD 165-180). Silver denarius (3.47 gm). AD 169-180. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right, hair coiled at back of head / VOTA - PVBLIC-CA in three lines within laurel crown seen from above, ties extending outward below. RIC 791 (S). RSC 98. RCV 5494. Toned. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 495.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 524.

410. Silver denarius (3.23 gm). Dec. 163-Dec. 164. L VERVS AVG — ARMENICACVS, laureate, cuirassed bust right, near shoulder forward / TR P IIII — IMP II COS II, Mars standing right, leaning on inverted spear and grounded shield. RIC 514. RSC 228. Cf. RCV 5355. Nearly extremely fine $225

413. Commodus as Caesar (AD 166-176). Silver denarius (3.39 gm). June 175-Oct./Nov. 176. COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM, draped bust right, near shoulder forward / DE SAR—MATIS, two captives seated on arms below trophy, unbound female on left, bound male on right. RIC M609 (S) corr. RSC 93a. RCV —. Rare. Attractive portrait. Good very fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 6 May 2001, lot 62544.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG 64, 24 Sept. 2003, lot 1110.

411. Silver denarius (3.34 gm). Aug.-Dec. 165. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right / TR P V IMP III COS II, bound Parthian, wearing breeches and peaked cap, seated right, quiver, bow, and arms or armor before. RIC 540. RSC 273. RCV 5358. Lightly toned. Good very fine $150

414. Commodus as Augustus (AD 177-192). Silver denarius (3.46 gm). Spring 177. IMP L AVREL COMMO— DVS AVG GERM SARM, laureate head right / TR P II C—OS P P, Jupiter enthroned left, holding Victory and grasping scepter. RIC M637. RSC 744. RCV 5697. Partially toned. Good very fine/very fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 13 Aug. 2001, lot 63834.

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415. Silver denarius (3.52 gm). Jan.-early Dec. 179. L AVREL COM—MODVS AVG, laureate head right / TR P IIII IMP III COS II P P, Victory seated left, holding crown and palm. RIC M666 corr. BMCRE 801 corr. RSC 775 corr. RCV 5703 corr. Very fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1985 (part of).

418. Silver denarius (2.75 gm). AD 180-182. CRISPINA — AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair coiled at back of head / IV—NO, veiled Juno standing left, holding patera and grasping scepter, peacock standing left before. RIC 283 (S). RSC 21. RCV 6001. Attractively toned. Very fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 18 June 2001, lot 63089.

In the references Victory is always described as holding a patera, but on the present specimen two ties are visible, hanging downward.

419.

416. Silver denarius (3.77 gm). Jan.-early Dec. 192. L AEL AVREL CO—MM AVG P FEL, laureate head right / P M TR P XVII — IMP VIII COS VII P P, Fides standing left, grasping knotty stick and holding cornucopiae, star in right field. RIC 233. RSC 583a. RCV 5684. Nicely toned. Very fine $100

Septimius Severus (AD 193-211). Silver denarius (3.26 gm). Emesa, Apr.-Dec. 193. IMP CAE L SEP SE—V PERT AVG COS I, laureate head right / FELICITAS TEMPO around, grain ear between two crossed cornucopiae. Cf. RIC IV, pp. 138-39 (same obv. legend with eight different rev. legends). Scarce. Nearly extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio 104, 4 Nov. 1999, lot 562.

417. Crispina, wife of Commodus (AD 178-182). Silver denarius (3.24 gm). CRISPINA — AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair coiled at back of head / DIS above, GENI—TALI—BVS along sides and base of flaming altar. RIC 281 (R) corr. (altar not garlanded). RCV 5999. Very scarce. Good very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Gorny & Mosch 126, 13-14 Oct. 2003, lot 2550.

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420. Silver denarius (3.08 gm). Emesa, Apr.-Dec. 193. IMP Enlargement CAE L SEP SE—V PERT AVG, laureate head right / FORTVNA—E REDVIC• [sic] II, Fortuna seated left, wearing modius, holding grain ears or branch downward and holding cornucopiae. Bickford-Smith, RIN 1994-1995, pl. I 14 (this coin). Obv. as RIC 351-363. Possibly unique. Areas of striking weakness, otherwise very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 47, 16 Sept. 1998, lot 1702.

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421. Silver denarius (3.63 gm). June-Dec. 193. IMP CAE L SEP — SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / L—EG XIIII — GEM M V around, TR P COS in exergue, aquila between two signa. RIC 14 (S). RSC 272. RCV 6302. Scarce. Very fine $150

424. Silver denarius (2.84 gm). Alexandria, Feb. 194-195. IMP CAE L SEP — SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / APOLLINI — AV—GVSTO, Apollo standing half-left, holding patera and lyre. RIC 345 (R). RSC 42a. Cf. RCV 6264. Rare. Toned. Very fine $150

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 737 (part of).

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

422. Silver denarius (3.25 gm). Mid-194. L SEPT SEV PE— RT AVG IMP III, laureate head right / LIBERO — PATRI, Liber standing half-left, holding oenochoe and grounded thyrsus, panther sitting left before, head reverted to lap up falling drops of wine. RIC 32 (S). RSC 301. RCV 6307. Reverse struck a bit flatly, otherwise nearly extremely fine $125

425. Silver denarius (2.80 gm). Later 194-195. [L] SEPT SEV PERT — AVG IMP IIII, laureate head right / APOLLINI — AVGSTO [sic], Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre. RIC 40 (S) var. (AVGVSTO). RSC 42 var. RCV —. Good very fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

423. Silver denarius (2.59 gm). Antioch, ca. mid-194. IMP CAE L SEP SEV P—ERT AVG COS II, laureate head right / VIC—TO—RIAE on three sides, Victory standing left, inscribing AV-G on round shield set on column and holding palm. Hybrid: Obv. of Septimius Severus, RSC Type BII; Rev. of Pescennius Niger, RSC 72=RIC 83a-b, 84 (all R3). Extremely rare and important. Some striking weakness, otherwise very fine $500 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 63, 21 May 2003, lot 1412.

Enlargement

426. Silver denarius (3.77 gm). Emesa, 194-196. IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right / BONA — SPES, Spes walking left, carrying flower and holding garment. RIC 364 (S). RSC 58. RCV 6266. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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427. Silver denarius (3.12 gm). Emesa, 194-196. IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right / SAECVL FELICIT around, three stars above, four stars and dot within crescent. RIC 417 (S). RSC 628a. RCV 6361. Nearly extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 109, 27 May 2002, 548.

430. Silver denarius (3.42 gm). Ca. 199. L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI — PART M[AX], laureate head right / V—IR— TVS AVG, emperor on horse charging right, brandishing javelin at foe on ground. RIC 146a (S). RSC 763. RCV 6388. Emperor’s head on reverse struck flatly, otherwise good extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 47, 16 Sept. 1998, lot 1771.

428. Silver denarius (3.25 gm). Emesa, 194-196. IMP CAE L SEP SEV — PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right / VICTO—R — AV—G, Victory walking left, holding crown and palm. RIC 425 (S). RSC 697. Cf. RCV 6374. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 109, 27 May 2002, lot 549. Enlargement

429. Silver denarius (3.62 gm). Laodicea, 196-197. L SEPT SEV PERT — AVG IMP VIII, Enlargement laureate, cuirassed bust right, with aegis on chest, seen from front / PROVIDEN—TIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding rod and grounded scepter, globe before. RIC 491b var. (draped). RSC 593 var. Cf. RCV 6356. Lightly toned. With an unusual and handsome portrait. Good very fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Spink 123, 18 Nov. 1997, lot 1141.

431. Silver denarius (3.35 gm). Ca. 199. L — SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right / VIRT — AVGG, Virtus standing left, confronting Victory held in right hand and holding grounded inverted spear and shield. RIC 145a. RSC 762. Cf. RCV 6387. A marvelous denarius. Subtly toned. Good extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton VI, 14-15 Jan. 2003, lot 921.

432. Silver denarius (3.16 gm). AD 200. SEVERVS AVG — PART MAX, laureate head right / P M TR — P VIII — COS II — P P, Victory alighting left, holding untied diadem in both hands, shield set on base before. RIC 150. RSC 454. RCV 6333. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 499.

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433. Silver denarius (3.68 gm). Laodicea 202. L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MA—X, laureate head right / COS — II—I P — P, Victory walking left, carrying crown and palm. RIC 504 (S). RSC 100. RCV 6270 (considering III an engraving error for II). Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 47, 16 Sept. 1998, lot 1731.

436. Silver denarius (3.23 gm). AD 208. SEVERVS — PIVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P XVI curving above, [P]ROF AVGG in exergue, Severus mounted right, holding spear, helmeted Caracalla standing half-right before, head reverted, holding transverse spear and shield. RIC 225A (R). BMCRE 568. RSC 573. RCV 6351. Very scarce. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection. Judging by the legend placed in exergue and functioning like a caption, the figure standing before Severus is not a “soldier” or “foot-soldier,” as in the standard references, but his co-emperor.

434. Silver denarius (3.19 gm). Ca. 202-210. SEVERVS — PIVS AVG, laureate head right / RESTITVTOR — URBIS, Roma seated left on shield, holding Palladium and grounded spear. RIC 288. RSC 606a. RCV 6358. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

437. Silver denarius (3.24 gm). Ca. 209. SEVERVS — PIVS AVG, laureate head right / LIBERALI—TAS AVG VI, Liberalitas standing half-left, holding abacus and cornucopiae. RIC 278a. RSC 298. RCV 6306. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

435. Silver denarius (2.50 gm). AD 206. SEVERVS — PIVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Annona (or Abundantia) standing left, holding grain ears downward over modius and cornucopiae. RIC 200. RSC 476. RCV 6338. Lightly toned. Extremely fine/nearly extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 527.

438. Silver denarius (3.45 gm). AD 210-211. SEVERVS — PIVS Enlargement AVG BRIT, laureate head right / VICTORIAE BRIT, Victory seated left on shields, holding as yet uninscribed shield on knee and palm. RIC 335 (S). RSC 731. RCV 6385. An attractive example of this scarce and popular type. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 109, 27 May 2002, lot 558.

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439. Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus (AD 194217). Silver denarius (2.74 gm). Alexandria, Feb. 194195. IVLIA DO—MNA AVG, draped bust right, hair in chignon (low bun) in back / PIE—TAS, veiled Pietas enthroned left, holding in outstretched right hand Palladium, standing facing. RIC 612A (R2) var. (rev. leg. ending AVG). RSC 146c. RCV 6598. Rare. Nearly extremely fine $175

442. Silver denarius (2.84 gm). Emesa, ca. 194-196. IVLIA DO—MNA AVG, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / SAECVL FELICIT, crescent, seven stars and dot above. RIC 629 (R). RSC 173. RCV 6605. Very scarce. Obverse softly struck. Good very fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

440. Silver denarius (3.47 gm). Ca. 194-196. IVLIA DO— MNA AVG, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / VE—S—TA, veiled Vesta enthroned left, holding in outstretched right hand Palladium standing facing and transverse scepter in left. RIC 538 (S). RSC 221. RCV 6611. Nearly mint state $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton VI, 14-15 Jan. 2003, lot 972.

441. Silver denarius (3.11 gm). Emesa, ca. 194-196. IVLIA DO—MNA AVG, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / BONA — SPES, Spes walking left, carrying flower and lifting garment. RIC 614 (S). RSC 8. RCV 6575. Scarce. Good very fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 537.

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443. Silver denarius (3.03 gm). Laodicea, ca. 196-202. IVLIA Enlargement — AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / HI—LA—RITAS, Hilaritas standing half-left, holding grounded palm branch and cornucopiae. RIC 639 (S). RSC 72. RCV 6586. Areas of minor encrustation. Virtually mint state $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 47, 16 Sept. 1998, lot 1798.

444. Silver denarius (3.63 gm). Laodicea, ca. 196-202. IVLIA — AVGVSTA, draped Enlargement bust right, hair in chignon in back / PVDI—CITIA, veiled Pudicitia enthroned left, right hand on breast. RIC 644. RSC 168. RCV 6602. Toned. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 47, 16 Sept. 1998, lot 1741.

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445. Silver denarius (3.46 gm). Laodicea, ca. 196-202. IVLIA — AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / SAECVLI — FELICITAS, Isis, wearing polos (peaked headdress), standing right, resting left foot on prow, holding infant Horus at breast and patera, rudder leaning against altar behind. RIC 645 (S). RSC 174. Cf. RCV 6606. Extremely fine/good very fine $125

448. Silver denarius (3.27 gm). Ca. 196-211. IVLIA — AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / MATER — DEVM, turreted Cybele enthroned left, holding branch downward and transverse scepter, resting left forearm on drum, flanked by two lions reclining left. RIC 564 (S). RSC 123. RCV 6593. Nearly extremely fine/good very fine $125

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1985 (part of).

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 11 Mar. 2001, lot 61928.

446. Silver denarius (3.22 gm). Laodicea, ca. 196-202. IVLIA — AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / VESTA — SENCTAE [sic], veiled Vesta standing halfleft, holding patera and grounded scepter. RIC 648 (S) var. (blundered legend). RSC 246 var. RCV 6614 var. Toned. Good very fine $125

449. Silver denarius (3.37 gm). Ca. 196-211. IVLIA — AVGVSEnlargement TA, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / PIETAS — AVGG, veiled Pietas standing left, dropping incense over lighted and garlanded altar and holding acerra (incense box). RIC 572. RSC 150. RCV 6600. Extremely fine $150

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 8 Nov. 2000, lot 420.

447. Silver denarius (3.17 gm). Ca. 196-211. IVLIA — AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / IV—NO, veiled Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter, peacock standing left before. RIC 559. RSC 83a. RCV 6588. Good extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior Stamp & Coin New York Auction, 4-5 Dec. 1998, lot 1252.

450. Silver denarius (2.97 gm). Ca. 196-211. IVLIA — AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / VENVS VIC—TRIX, Venus standing half-left, nude to waist, leaning left forearm on column, confronting crested helmet held in right hand and holding palm branch with left, round shield propped against shin. RIC 581. RSC 215. RCV 6610. Good very fine $75 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1985 (part of).

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451. Silver denarius (3.28 gm). Feb.-Dec. 211. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / MAT AVGG MAT SEN M PATR, empress enthroned left, holding branch outward and grounded transverse scepter. RIC 381 (S). RSC 111. RCV 7103. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 543. Enlargement

453. Silver denarius (3.70 gm). Ca. 211-217. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / VE—S—TA, veiled Vesta standing half-left, confronting Palladium held in outstretched right hand and holding grounded scepter. RIC 390. RSC 230. RCV 7108. Lightly toned. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 114, 26 May 2003, lot 476.

See color plates pages 112-115

454. Caracalla as Caesar (AD 196-198). Silver denarius (3.79 gm). M AVR ANTON — CAES PONTIF, draped bust right / MARTI – VLTORI, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy. RIC 11 (S). RSC 154. RCV 6675. Nearly extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mini List A, Fall 1998, lot 77.

Enlargement

452. Silver denarius (3.30 gm). Ca. 211-217. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / FEL—IC—ITAS, veiled Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 375 (S). RSC 49. RCV —. Lustrous. Mint state $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 72, 20-21 Sept. 2003, lot 654.

455. Caracalla as Augustus (AD 198-217). Silver denarius (3.20 gm). AD 198. IMP CAE M AVR AN—T AVG P TR P, laureate and draped bust right / FIDES PV—BLICA, Fides standing half-right, holding grain ears and dish of fruit. RIC 24a. RSC 82. RCV 6801. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Peus 374/375, 23-25 Apr. 2003, lot 841.

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456. Silver denarius (3.02 gm). Laodicea, ca. 198. IMP C M AVR ANTONI—NVS PONT AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IMP—ERII — FELICITAS, Felicitas standing half-right, head left, holding caduceus in right hand and child on left arm. RIC 331 (S). RSC 94. RCV —. Scarce. Nearly extremely fine $175

459. Silver denarius (3.38 gm). Laodicea, 199. IMP CAE M AVR ANT AVG P TR P II, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / FELICI—TAS AVGG, Felicitas standing half-left, holding grounded long caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 339 (S). RSC 62a. RCV 6798. Nearly extremely fine $125

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 109, 27 May 2002, lot 590.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

457. Silver denarius (3.42 gm). Ca. 198-199. IMP CAES M AVR ANTON AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECV—RIT ORBIS, Securitas enthroned right by flaming altar, holding transverse scepter. RIC 22b (S). RSC 571. RCV 6885. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $150

460. Silver denarius (3.30 gm). Ca. 199-200. ANTONINVS — AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / FELICITAS — AVGG, Felicitas standing half-left, holding long caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 35 (S) var. (not cuir.). RSC 61a var. Cf. RCV 6798. Nicely toned. Extremely fine $150

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Peus 374, 23 Apr. 2003, lot 842.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Enlargement

458. Silver denarius (3.37 gm). AD 199. IMP CAES M AVR — ANTON AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / PONTI—FE—X — TR P II, Caracalla in military dress standing half-left, confronting Victory on globe held in right hand and grasping inverted spear, captive at feet. RIC 27a (S) var. (not cuir.). RSC 406 var. Cf. RCV 6873. Nicely toned. Good extremely fine $200

461. Silver denarius (3.76 gm). AD 200. ANTONINVS — Enlargement AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / PONTIF — TR P III, Sol standing half-left, holding globe and grounded spear inverted. RIC 30. RSC 413. RCV 6857. Attractive light toning. Extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 560.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton VI, 14-15. Jan. 2003, lot 991.

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462. Silver denarius (3.54 gm). Laodicea, ca. 200-201. Enlargement ANTONINVS — AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / VIRT — AVGG, Virtus standing half-left, holding Victory on globe and inverted grounded spear with smaller knob below spearhead and larger at end of shaft. RIC 354 (S). RSC 664a. RCV 6902. Lightly toned. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 510.

463. Silver denarius (3.19 gm). Laodicea, ca. 200-201. ANTONINVS — AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / SEVER—I PII — AVG FIL, Caracalla in military dress standing half-left, holding Victory on globe and inverted spear, captive seated left at feet. RIC —, cf. 45 (Rome). Cf. RSC 590. Cf. RCV 6888. Good very fine $125

465. Silver denarius (3.66 gm). Laodicea, 201. ANTONINVS — Enlargement AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / P MAX TR — P IIII COS, veiled Caracalla standing half-left, sacrificing out of patera over lighted tripod and holding scroll. RIC 344 (S). RSC 183. Cf. RCV 6851. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 112, 25-26 Nov. 2002, lot 647

466. Silver denarius (3.53 gm). Ca. 201-206. ANTONINVS — PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / INDVLGENTIA AVGG around, IN CARTH in exergue, Dea Caelestis with thunderbolt and scepter on lion right, water gushing from rock below. RIC 130a. RSC 97. RCV 6806. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 1060 (part of).

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

464. Silver denarius (3.48 gm). AD 201. ANTONINVS — PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, unbound female and bound male captive seated at foot of trophy. RIC 54b. RSC 175. RCV 6853. Good extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 562.

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467. Silver denarius (3.13 gm). Ca. 201-206. ANTONINVS — PIVS AVG, laureate head right / INDVLGENTIA AVGG around, IN CARTH in exergue, Dea Caelestis with thunderbolt and scepter on lion right, water gushing from rock below. RIC 130a var. (also dr. or dr. and cuir.). RSC 97 var. Cf. RCV 6791. A rare variant. Toned. Very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 47, 16 Sept. 1998, lot 1809.

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468. Silver denarius (3.39 gm). Ca. 201-206. ANTONINVS — PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / AD—VENTVS above, AVGVSTOR below, galley under oar left, vexillum at prow, three figures seated in stern. RIC 121 (S). RSC 8. RCV 6791. Nicely toned. Good very fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Mazinni Collection (no. 8).

469. Silver denarius (3.66 gm). AD 205. ANTONINVS — PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / PONTIF TR P — VIII COS II, Mars standing half-left, resting hand on shield and holding inverted spear. RIC 81. RSC 421. RCV 6859. Spot of encrustation near obverse edge at 3:00. Good extremely fine $175

471. Silver denarius (3.16 gm). AD 210. ANTONINVS — PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / PONTIF TR P — XIII COS III, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and double cornucopiae. RIC 116b. RSC 483. RCV 6871. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton VI, 14-15 Jan. 2003, lot 1010.

472. Silver denarius (2.86 gm). Ca. 210-213. ANTONINVS PIVS — AVG BRIT, laureate head right / LIBERALITAS AVG VI, Liberalitas standing half-left, holding abacus and cornucopiae, globe at feet. RIC 217. RSC 129a. Cf. RCV 6815. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 513.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 50, 23 June 1999, lot 1604.

470. Silver denarius (3.30 gm). AD 209. ANTONINVS — PIVS AVG, laureate head right / PONTIF TR P — XII COS III, Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae. RIC 111. RSC 465. RCV 6868. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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473. Silver denarius (3.12 gm). Ca. 210-213. ANTONINVS PIVS — Enlargement AVG BRIT, laureate head right / MONET—A AVG, Moneta standing half-left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 224. RSC 165. Cf. RCV 6821. Attractive light tone. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 545.

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474. Silver denarius (3.47 gm). Ca. 210-213. ANTONINVS — PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / PROFEC—TIO — AVG, Caracalla standing half-right, holding transverse spear, standard-bearer (signifer) behind. RIC 226 (S). RSC 509. RCV 6877. Scarce. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 72, 20-21 Sept. 2003, lot 673.

475. Silver denarius (3.31 gm). Ca. 210-213. ANTONINVS PIVS — AVG BRIT, laureate head right / VICTORIAE — BRIT, Victory advancing right, carrying trophy in both hands. RIC 231A (S). RSC 629. RCV 6900. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 6 May 2001, lot 62550.

476. Silver denarius (2.85 gm). Ca. 210-213. ANTONINVS PIVS — AVG BRIT, laureate head right / VICTOR—IAE — BRIT, Victory advancing left, holding crown and palm, arrow in exergue. RIC 231 (S) var. (no arrow). RSC 632 var. RCV 6901. Nearly extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 112, 25-26 Nov. 2002, lot 657.

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477. Silver denarius (3.08 gm). Ca. 210-213. ANTONINVS — PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / LIBERALITAS AVG VIII, Liberalitas standing half-left, holding abacus and cornucopiae. RIC 219. RSC 134. RCV —. Lightly toned. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 514.

478. Silver denarius (3.36 gm). Ca. 210-213. ANTONINVS PIVS — AVG BRIT, laureate head right / PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM, Providentia standing half-left, holding wand and grounded scepter, globe beside. RIC 227. RSC 529. RCV 6879. Good extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 109, 27 May 2002, lot 600.

479. Silver denarius (3.13 gm). AD 211. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / FORT RED P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Fortuna standing half-left, holding cornucopiae and leaning on reversed rudder, wheel before. RIC 189 corr. RSC 84. RCV 6802. Some flatness on reverse, otherwise extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 25 Feb. 2001, lot 61739.

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480. Silver denarius (2.93 gm). AD 212. ANTONINVS PIVS — AVG BRIT, laureate head right / P M TR P XV COS III P P, Salus enthroned left, holding patera and cornucopiae, snake coiled around altar before. RIC 196. RSC 206. RCV 6826. Dark iridescent tone. Extremely fine $150

483. Silver denarius (3.05 gm). Ca. 213-217. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / VENVS V— ICTRIX, Venus standing half-left, holding helmet and scepter and leaning on shield set on captive seated to right, captive seated to left. RIC 312d (S). RSC 613 corr. RCV 6891. Good extremely fine $175

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 10 Nov. 1999, lot 339.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

481. Silver antoninianus (5.43 gm). Ca. 213-217. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing half-left, holding helmet and transverse scepter and leaning on shield set on captive seated to right, captive seated to left. RIC 312c (S). RSC 612b. RCV 6785. Speck of encrustation before head of Venus. Extremely fine $225

484. Silver denarius (3.39 gm). AD 213. ANTONINVS PIVS — Enlargement AVG BRIT, laureate head right / P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and grounded scepter. RIC 209a. RSC 224. RCV 6830. Toned. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 43, 24 Sept. 1997, lot 2113.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 109, 27 May 2002, lot 605.

482. Silver denarius (3.04 gm). Ca. 213-217. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing half-left, holding Victory and scepter and leaning on shield set on helmet. RIC 311b. RSC 606. RCV 6890. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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485. Silver denarius (3.25 gm). AD 214. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XVII — COS IIII P P, nude Hercules standing half-left, holding branch and club upward, lion’s skin draped over arm. RIC 239. RSC 244. RCV —. Attractively toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 43, 24 Sept. 1997, lot 2118.

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486. Silver denarius (3.55 gm). AD 214. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Genius of the senate standing half-left, holding branch upward and baton downward. RIC 246. RSC 247. RCV 6833. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 516.

489. Silver antoninianus (5.75 gm). AD 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / P M TR P XVIII — COS IIII P P, Jupiter seated left, confronting Victory held in right hand and holding grounded scepter, eagle at feet. RIC 260b (S). RSC 277 corr. RCV —. Good extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 114, 26 May 2003, lot 489.

See color plates pages 112-115

487. Silver denarius (3.75 gm). AD 214. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Enlargement GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Apollo, bare to waist, seated left, holding branch upward and resting arm on lyre set on tripod, right foot elevated. RIC 238A (S) var. (no footstool). RSC 242 var. Cf. RCV 6831. With a powerful portrait. Good extremely fine $175

490. Silver antoninianus (5.30 gm). AD 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / P M TR P XVIII — COS IIII P P, Jupiter seated left, confronting Victory held in right hand and holding grounded scepter, eagle at feet. RIC 260b (S). RSC 277a. RCV —. With an attractive portrait in high relief. Nicely toned. Extremely fine $250

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 6 May 2001, lot 62551.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton VI, 14-15 Jan. 2003, lot 1021.

488. Silver antoninianus (5.22 gm). AD 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Serapis standing halfright, head left, wearing polos, raising right hand and holding scepter. RIC 263e (S). RSC 295b. Cf. RCV 6772. Toned. Extremely fine $200

491. Silver antoninianus (5.24 gm). AD 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped bust right / P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Sol stepping left into quadriga, holding whip. RIC 265c. RSC 289c. Cf. RCV 6773. Scarce. Nearly extremely fine $250

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 16 Feb. 2000, lot 299.

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495. Silver denarius (3.10 gm). AD 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Aesculapius, chest bare, standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff against ground, globe beside. RIC 251. RSC 302. RCV 6834. Beautiful iridescent tone. Extremely fine $175

492. Silver antoninianus (5.30 gm). AD 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, radiate lion walking left, carrying thunderbolt in mouth. RIC 273d (S). RSC 322. RCV 6774. Scarce. Good very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 16 Feb. 2000, lot 295.

493. Silver denarius (3.32 gm). AD 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Pax standing half-left, holding branch upward and grounded scepter. RIC 268. RSC 314. RCV 6841. Extremely fine/good very fine $125

496. Silver denarius (3.29 gm). AD 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Jupiter standing right, left arm draped, holding thunderbolt and grounded scepter. RIC 258c (S). RSC 279b. RCV 6836. Good extremely fine $175

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1985 (part of).

494. Silver denarius (3.40 gm). AD 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XVIII — COS IIII P P, helmeted Fides Militum standing half-left, holding two grounded signa. RIC 266. RSC 315. RCV 6840. Good extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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497. Silver antoninianus (5.14 gm). AD 216. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped bust right / P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P, Serapis standing half-right, head left, wearing polos, rasing right hand and holding scepter. RIC 280d (S). RSC 349b. RCV —. Lightly toned with an attractive portrait. Extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 589 (part of).

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498. Silver antoninianus (5.74 gm). AD 216. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P, Serapis standing halfright, head left, wearing polos, raising right hand and holding scepter. RIC 280e (S). RSC 349a. RCV —. Lightly toned. Good very fine $175

501. Bronze 17.8 mm (3.61 gm). Thrace: Serdica. AVT K M AV CEV ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC, laureate head right / CEP— ΔΩΝ, Harpocrates standing half-left, raising right hand and holding cornucopiae. Varbanov 2093. Green-brown patina. Slightly rough surfaces. Nearly extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Peus 374, 23 Apr. 2003, lot 856.

499. Silver denarius (3.10 gm). AD 216. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P Enlargement M TR P XVIIII — COS IIII P P, Jupiter standing half-right, head left, holding thunderbolt and grounded scepter. RIC 275a. RSC 337. RCV —. With a nice portrait. Good extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 582.

502. Bronze 28 mm (11.30 gm). Moesia Inferior: Nicopolis. AV K M ΑYPΗΛ — ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΥΠΑ ΑΥΡ ΓΑΛΛΟΥ — ΝΙΚΟ — ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠPΟC ICTP, Nike standing left, resting arm on column, holding crown and palm. AMNG 1544. Varbanov 3072-3073 varr. (obv. legg.). Deep green patina. Small flaw before face of Caracalla, otherwise extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

500. Silver denarius (2.84 gm). AD 217. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XX COS IIII P P, Sol stepping left into quadriga, raising right hand and taking reins in left. RIC 294c (S). RSC 391a corr. RCV —. Very scarce. Toned. Nearly extremely fine/good very fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton VI, 14-15 Jan. 2003, lot 1028; Lanz 102, 28 May 2001, lot 734.

503. Plautilla, wife of Caracalla (AD 202-205). Silver denarius (3.42 gm). Laodicea, 202. PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back / HIL—A—RITAS, Hilaritas standing half-left, holding grounded palm branch and cornucopiae. RIC 371 (S). RSC 14. RCV 7061. Lightly toned. Struck a little weakly on reverse, otherwise good very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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504. Silver denarius (3.38 gm). PLAVTILLAE — AVGVSTAE, draped bust right, hair in bun at back / CONCORDIA — AVGG, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter. RIC 359 (S). RSC 2. Cf. RCV 7065. Struck a little weakly on reverse, otherwise good very fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 58, 19 Sept. 2001, lot 1229 (part of).

505. Silver denarius (3.27 gm). PLAVTILLA — AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in bun at back / CONCORDIA — AVGG, Concordia standing half-left, holding patera and grounded scepter. RIC 363a (S). RSC 1. RCV 7065. Nearly extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 109, 27 May 2002, lot 639.

507. Silver denarius (3.51 gm). Laodicea, ca. 198-199. L SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, draped, cuirassed bust right / FELICITAS — TE—MPOR, Felicitas holding grounded caduceus, shaking hands with Geta, holding cornucopiae. RIC 94 (S) w. n. RSC 49a. Cf. RCV 7174. Scarce. Extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch, 20-21 Sept. 2003, lot 657.

508. Silver denarius (3.44 gm). Laodicea, ca. 198-199. L SEPTIMIVS — GETA CAES, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / FELICITA—S — TEMPOR, Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 95 (S) var. (dr. only). RSC 44a var. (seen from back). Cf. RCV 7174. A rare portrait variation. Very fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 6 May 2001, lot 62552.

506. Geta as Caesar (AD 198-209). Silver denarius (3.45 gm). Ca. 198-199. L SEPTIMIVS — GETA CAES, draped bust right / FELICITA—S TEMPOR, Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 2. RSC 44. RCV 7174. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 554.

509. Silver denarius (3.57 gm). Laodicea, ca. 200-202. P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, draped bust right / MARTI — VICTORI, Mars advancing right, cloak billowing, holding transverse spear and shouldering trophy. RIC 103 (S). RSC 76. RCV 7179. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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510. Silver denarius (3.29 gm). Laodicea, ca. 200-202. P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, draped bust Enlargement right / MINERV — SANCT, Minerva standing half-left, resting right hand on shield and holding grounded spear inverted. RIC 105 (S). RSC 83. RCV 7181. A few specks of encrustation on obverse. Nearly mint state $250

513. Geta as Augustus (AD 209-211). Silver denarius (3.19 gm). Fall 209. IMP CAES P SEPT — GETA PIVS AVG, laureate head right / PONTIF TR P COS II, Genius sacrificing left out of patera over lighted and garlanded altar and holding grain ears downward. RIC 67. RSC 129. RCV —. Flan crack at 5:30 obverse. Extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 72, 20-21 Sept. 2003, lot 658.

511. Silver denarius (3.31 gm). Ca. 200-204. P SEPT GETA — CAES PONT, draped bust right / NOBI—LITAS, Nobilitas standing half-right, holding grounded scepter and Palladium confronting. RIC 13 (S). RSC 90. RCV 7184. Good extremely fine $150

514. Silver denarius (3.44 gm). AD 211. P SEPT GETA PIVS — AVG BRIT, laureate head right / TR P II—I — COS II P P, goddess standing half-right, head left, holding lighted torch and globe. RIC 81 (S). RSC 200. RCV 7252. Lightly toned. Good very fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Superior Stamp & Coin New York Auction, 4-5 Dec. 1998, lot 1258.

512. Silver denarius (3.51 gm). AD 208-fall 209. P SEPTIMIVS — GETA CAES, draped bust right / PONTIF — COS II, Geta standing left, holding globe and baton. RIC 61a (S). RSC 117. Cf. RCV 7188. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Peus 374, 23 Apr. 2003, lot 840.

515. Macrinus (AD 217-218). Silver denarius (3.80 gm). Apr.-Dec. 217. IMP C M OPEL SEV Enlargement MACRINVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P, Jupiter, nude, standing half-left, cloak over left arm, holding thunderbolt and grounded scepter. RIC 17 var. (also draped). RSC 55a var. (no cloak). Cf. RCV 7342. Extremely fine $275 Ex CNG Sale 61, 25 Sept. 2002, lot 1994.

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516. Silver denarius (3.44 gm). Apr.-Dec. 217. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P, Annona (or Abundantia) enthroned left, holding grain ears and cornucopiae, filled modius beyond. RIC 19 (S). RSC 56. RCV 7343. Lovely iridescent tone. Extremely fine $350

519. Silver denarius (3.23 gm). Dec. 217-June 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV — MACRINVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, with longer beard / P M TR P II COS P P, emperor seated left on curule chair, holding globe and baton. RIC 27 (S). RSC 51a var. (not cuir.). RCV 7341. Scarce. Dark tone. Good very fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Hauck & Aufhäuser 17, 18-19 Mar. 2003, lot 451; Hirsch 28, 1961, lot 1591.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Peus 374, 23 Apr. 2003, lot 874.

517. Silver denarius (2.72 gm). Apr.-Dec. 217. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P, Fides standing front, head right, resting right foot on helmet, holding grounded signum in each hand. RIC 22A (R). RSC 60. RCV 7345. Very scarce. Extremely fine $275 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton VI, 14-15 Jan. 2003, lot 1051 (part of).

518. Silver denarius (2.88 gm). Dec. 217-June 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV — MACRINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P II COS P P, Annona (or Abundantia) standing half-left, holding grain ears and cornucopiae, filled modius before. RIC 26 (S). RSC 47a. RCV 7340. Dark tone. Good very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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520. Silver denarius (3.56 gm). Jan.-Feb./Mar.(?) 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / PONTIF MAX TR P II COS II P P, Fides standing front, head right, resting right foot on helmet, holding grounded signum in each hand. RIC 43 corr. RSC 96. RCV 7358. Nearly extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton VI, 14-15 Jan. 2003, lot 1051 (part of).

521. Silver denarius (3.18 gm). IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front, with somewhat shorter beard / FELICITAS TEMPORVM, Felicitas standing half-left, holding grounded long caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 59. RSC 15b. RCV 7332. Extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton VI, 14-15 Jan. 2003, lot 1051 (part of).

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522. Silver denarius (3.14 gm). IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front, with cropped beard / FIDE—S MILITVM, Fides standing half-left, holding grounded signum in each hand, further signum fixed in ground on both sides. RIC 68. RSC 26. RCV 7334. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

523. Silver denarius (3.11 gm). IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front, with cropped beard / SALVS PVBLICA, Salus enthroned left, feeding from patera snake coiled around cold altar and holding grounded scepter. RIC 86. RSC 116a. RCV 7362. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Hauck & Aufhäuser 17, 18-19 Mar. 2003, lot 448.

524. Silver denarius (3.39 gm). IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / SECVRITAS TEMPORVM, Securitas standing half-left, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding grounded scepter. RIC 92. RSC 122d. RCV 7365. Nearly extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton VI, 14-15 Jan. 2003, lot 1051 (part of).

525. Elagabalus (AD 218-222). Silver antoninianus (5.59 gm). Ca. 218-219. IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / FIDES EXERCITVS, Fides enthroned left, holding eagle and grounded signum, second signum fixed in ground before. RIC 67 (S). RSC 28a. Cf. RCV 7487. Toned. Good very fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

526. Silver antoninianus (5.21 gm). Ca. 218-219. IMP ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / LAETIT—IA PVBL, Laetitia standing half-left, holding crown and rudder set on globe. RIC 94. RSC 72. Cf. RCV 7490. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 10 Nov. 1999, lot 342.

527. Silver antoninianus (5.00 gm). Ca. 218219. IMP ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / TEMPORVM — FELICITAS, Felicitas Enlargement standing half-left, holding grounded long caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 149 (S). RSC 281. Cf. RCV 7499. Toned. Extremely fine with an attractive portrait $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1349.

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528. Silver antoninianus (4.37 gm). AD 219. IMP ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / P—M TR P II — COS II P P, Providentia standing facing, head left, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding baton and cornucopiae, globe beside. RIC 22. RSC 146. RCV 7496. Extremely fine and lustrous $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

529. Silver denarius (3.43 gm). AD 219. IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / P Enlargement M TR P II — COS II P P, Roma enthroned left, confronting Victory held in hand and holding grounded scepter, shield at side. RIC 16. RSC 142. RCV —. Good extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 25 Feb. 2001, lot 61745.

530. Silver denarius (3.25 gm). AD 221. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust Enlargement right / P M TR P — IIII COS III P P, Sol advancing left, raising right hand and holding whip vertically in left, star in right field. RIC 40. RSC 184 var. (star in l. field). RCV —. A rare reverse variant. Good extremely fine $175

531. Silver denarius (2.99 gm). AD 221. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P IIII — COS III P P, Victory alighting left, holding untied laurel crown in both hands, small ovoid shield with central boss on either side, star in right field. RIC 45. RSC 195. RCV 7535. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1985 (part of).

532. Silver denarius (3.17 gm). AD 221. IMP ANTONI—NVS Enlargement PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P IIII COS III P P, Providentia standing half-left, holding baton and cornucopiae, globe at feet, star in left field. RIC 42. RSC 189b. RCV 7534. Lightly toned. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 55, 13 Sept. 2000, lot 1356.

533. Silver denarius (2.97 gm). IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / FIDES EXE— RCITVS, Fides seated left, holding eagle and grounded signum, second signum in ground before. RIC 68. RSC 30. Cf. RCV 7511. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection. Rather surprisingly, a check of recent auction records reveals no denarius of this type with the star behind Sol.

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534. Silver denarius (3.50 gm). IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / FIDE—S EXERCITVS, Fides enthroned left, holding eagle and grounded signum, second signum in ground before. RIC 71. RSC 32a. RCV 7511. Extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1985 (part of).

535. Silver denarius (3.28 gm). IMP ANTO—NINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / FIDES — M—I—LITVM, Fides standing half-left, head right, holding grounded vexillum and transverse signum. RIC 73. RSC 38a. RCV 7512. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 620.

536. Silver denarius (3.45 gm). IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / FIDES MILITVM, aquila fixed in ground with round shield leaning against base, on either side signum fixed in ground with two crossed rectangular shields at base. RIC 78. RSC 44. RCV 7514. Extremely fine $150

537. Silver denarius (3.14 gm). IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing half-left, holding abacus and cornucopiae, star in field to right. RIC 103. RSC 86. RCV 7522. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

538. Silver denarius (3.44 gm). IMP ANTO—NINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / LIBERTAS — AVGVSTI, Libertas enthroned left, holding pileus and grounded scepter. RIC 115 (S). RSC 101a. RCV 7525. Lustrous. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Tkalec auction, 2 Feb. 2002, lot 203.

539. Silver denarius (3.02 gm). IMP ANTO—NINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / P—ROVID — DEORVM, Providentia standing facing, head left, leaning on column, holding rod and cornucopiae, globe beside. RIC 130. RSC 244. RCV 7540. Good extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 627.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 25 Feb. 2001, lot 61747.

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540. Silver denarius (3.00 gm). IMP ANTONINVS — PIVS AVG, horned, laureate, draped bust right, seen from front / SACERD DEI — SOLIS ELAGAB, Elagabalus, wearing cloak, belt and boots, standing facing, head right, sacrificing from patera over lighted altar and holding small knotted staff upright, star in right field. RIC 131. RSC 246. RCV 7542. Good extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1985 (part of).

543. Silver denarius (3.19 gm). Antioch. ANTONINVS PIVS Enlargement FELIX AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / F—ELICIT—A—S around, TEMP below, ship with seven rowers and taskmaster, pilot seated in stern with hand on rudder, acrostolium and standard behind, furled vexillum at prow, sail amidships, waves below. RIC 188 (S) var. (FEL in obv. leg.). RSC 27a. Cf. RCV 7510. Extremely fine $275 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

541. Silver denarius (3.07 gm). IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / VICTORIA — AVG, Victory alighting left, holding diadem in both hands, small ovoid shield on either side, star in left field. RIC 161. RSC 300. Cf. RCV 7554. Flan crack at 4:30 (obverse). Nearly extremely fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 1060 (part of). Enlargement

542. Silver denarius (2.74 gm). Antioch. ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CON—COR—DIA on three sides, MILIT in exergue, two signa fixed in ground, on either side vexillum surmounted by eagle fixed in ground. RIC 187 (S). RSC 15. RCV 7505. Toned near edges. Nearly extremely fine $100

544. Bronze 20.7 mm (4.32 gm). Thrace: Philippopolis. AVT K M AVP — ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ ΝΕΩΚΟ—ΡΩ—Ν, Hermes standing half-left, holding purse and caduceus. SNG Fitzwilliam 1776. Cf. Varbanov 1781. Deep green patina. Extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 737 (part of).

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545. Julia Maesa, grandmother of Elagabalus (AD 218ca. 225). Silver denarius (3.43 gm). Antioch, ca. 218222. IVLIA MAESA• AVG, draped bust right, hair cut short / IV—NO, veiled Juno standing left, holding patera and grounded scepter, peacock standing left before. RIC 256 var. (diad.). RSC 20a. RCV 7751 var. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 782 (part of).

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548. Silver denarius (2.14 gm). Ca. 218-222. IVLIA MAESA• AVG, draped bust right, hair coiled in two braids in back / SAECVLI FE—LICITAS, Felicitas standing left, sacrificing from patera over lighted and garlanded altar and holding grounded long caduceus, star in right field. RIC 271. RSC 45. RCV 7757. Nicely toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 16 Feb. 2000, lot 315.

546. Silver denarius (3.47 gm). Ca. 218-222. IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right, hair coiled in Enlargement three braids in back / PVDI— CITIA, Pudicitia enthroned half-left, adjusting veil and holding transverse scepter. RIC 268. RSC 36. RCV 7756. Dark iridescent tone. Extremely fine $150

549. Julia Paula, wife of Elagabalus (AD 219-220/221). Enlargement Silver denarius (3.16 gm). IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right, hair cut short / CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera, eight-rayed star before. RIC 211 (S). RSC 6a. RCV 7655. Nearly extremely fine $250

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 16 Feb. 2000, lot 314.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mini List A, Fall 1998, lot 90.

547. Silver denarius (3.25 gm). Ca. 218-222. IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right, hair coiled in three braids in back / SAECVLI FELICITAS, Felicitas standing half-left, sacrificing from patera over lighted and garlanded altar and holding grounded long caduceus, star in left field. RIC 272. RSC 45b. Cf. RCV 7757. Good extremely fine $150

550. Severus Alexander as Caesar (AD 221-222). Silver denarius (3.30 gm). M AVR Enlargement ALEXANDER CAES, draped bust right / INDVLGENTIA AVG, Spes walking left, carrying flower and lifting garment. RIC 2 (R). RSC 65. RCV 7793. Rare. Good very fine $500

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 680.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 58, 19 Sept. 2001, lot 1259.

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551. Severus Alexander as Augustus (AD 222-235). Silver denarius (3.10 gm). Ca. 222-228). IMP C M AVR SEV — ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust right / AEQUI— T—AS AVG, Aequitas standing half-left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 127. RSC 9. Cf. RCV 7856. Toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 631 (part of).

552. Silver denarius (3.76 gm). Ca. 222-228. IMP C M AVR SEV — ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust right / ANNO—N—A AVG, veiled Annona (or Abundantia) standing half-left, holding grain ears downward and cornucopiae, modius beside. RIC 133. RSC 23. RCV 7857. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 631 (part of).

553. Silver denarius (3.28 gm). Ca. 222-228. IMP C M AVR SEV — ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust right / FIDES — M—I—LITVM, Fides standing half-left, holding two grounded signa. RIC 139. RSC 52. RCV 7864. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 631 (part of).

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554. Silver denarius (2.31 gm). Ca. 222-228. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust right / IOVI — V—L—TORI, Jupiter enthroned left, confronting Victory held in right hand and grasping scepter. RIC 144. RSC 95. RCV 7873. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 47, 16 Sept. 1998, lot 1851.

555. Silver denarius (3.32 gm). AD 222. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / P M TR P C—OS P P, Libertas standing half-left, holding pileus and cornucopiae. RIC 11. RSC 216. RCV 7893. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 631 (part of).

556. Silver denarius (2.81 gm). Antioch. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / PROVID — DEORVM, Providentia standing half-left, holding baton downward and grounded scepter, globe at feet. RIC 294 var. (not cuir.). RSC 495a. RCV 7920. Toned. Good very fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 631 (part of).

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557. Silver denarius (3.18 gm). AD 223. IMP C M AVR SEV A—LEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P — II — COS P P, Mars standing half-left, holding olive branch upward and inverted spear grounded. RIC 23 corr. RSC 231. RCV 7895. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 631 (part of).

560. Silver denarius (2.86 gm). AD 227. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, Enlargement draped bust right / P M TR P VI — COS II P P, Pax running left, holding olive branch upward and scepter. RIC 67. RSC 319. RCV 7904. Attractively toned. Good extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 631 (part of).

558. Silver denarius (3.33 gm). Antioch, Jan. 223. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / PONTIF MAX TR P II COS II [sic] P P, Roma enthroned left, confronting Victory held in right hand and grasping spear, shield at side. RIC 271 (S). RSC 470. RCV 7918. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 112, 25-26 Nov. 2002, lot 738.

559. Silver denarius (2.98 gm). AD 225. IMP C M AVR SEV — ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P IIII — COS P P, emperor in military dress standing half-left, holding globe and grounded spear inverted. RIC 48. RSC 270. RCV —. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Enlargement 561. Silver denarius (3.89 gm). AD 228. IMP SEV ALE— XAND AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P VI—I — CO—S II P P, emperor as Romulus walking right, holding transverse spear and shouldering trophy. RIC 85. RSC 351. Cf. RCV 7906. Lustrous. Nearly mint state $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

562. Silver denarius (3.35 gm). Ca. 228-231. IMP SEV ALE— XAND AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSER— VATORI, Jupiter standing half-left, arms draped with mantle, holding thunderbolt and grounded scepter, emperor standing facing beside. RIC 200. RSC 73a. Cf. RCV 7869. Toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 631 (part of).

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563. Silver denarius (2.96 gm). Ca. 228-231. IMP SEV ALE— XAND AVG, laureate head right / PERPETVI—TATI AVG, Perpetuitas or Securitas standing half-left, leaning on column, holding globe and transverse scepter. RIC 208 (S). RSC 191. RCV 7888. Good extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection. Enlargement

564. Silver denarius (2.97 gm). Ca. 228-231. IMP SEV ALE— XAND AVG, laureate head right / VICTORIA — AVGVSTI, Victory standing half-right, resting foot on helmet, inscribing VOT – X in two lines on shield. RIC 219 (S). RSC 566a var. (shield above knee). Cf. RCV 7932. Lustrous. Nearly mint state $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 72, 20-21 Sept. 2003, lot 734.

566. Silver denarius (2.95 gm). AD 229. IMP SEV ALE— XAND AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P V—III — C—OS III P P, Mars advancing left, holding olive branch upward, shield and transverse scepter. RIC 92. RSC 365. RCV 7907. Lustrous. Nearly mint state $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

567. Silver denarius (2.74 gm). AD 229. IMP SEV ALE— XAND AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P VIII —C— OS III P P, emperor as Romulus walking right, holding transverse spear and shouldering trophy. RIC 97. RSC 375. RCV —. Good extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

565. Silver denarius (3.33 gm). Ca. 228-231. IMP SEV ALE— XAND AVG, laureate head right / VICTORIA — AVGVSTI, Victory standing right, resting foot on helmet, inscribing VOT – X in two lines on shield propped on knee. RIC 219 (S) var. (shield not described as set on knee). RSC 566a. RCV 7932. Lustrous. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

568. Silver denarius (3.46 gm). Ca. 231-235. IMP ALEXAN— DER PIVS AVG, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / FO—RTVNAE — REDVCI, Fortuna standing half-left, holding rudder placed on globe and cornucopiae. RIC 232. RSC 64a. Cf. RCV 7867. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Peus 374, 23 Apr. 2003, lot 908.

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569. Silver denarius (3.00 gm). Ca. 231-235. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / IOVI PRO—PVGNATORI, Jupiter stepping left, head right, holding thunderbolt and eagle. RIC 238. RSC 83. Cf. RCV 7871. Toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 51, 15 Sept. 1999, lot 1369 (part of).

572. Julia Mamaea, mother of Alexander (AD 222-235). Enlargement Silver denarius (3.38 gm). IVLIA MA—MAEA AVG, diademed, draped bust right, hair in horizontal waves / FECVND — AVGVSTAE, Fecunditas standing half-left, holding hand over child and cornucopiae, child standing right before, lifting up arms. RIC 331 corr. RSC 5. RCV 8207. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 25 Feb. 2001, lot 61757.

570. Silver denarius (3.39 gm). Ca. 231-235. IMP ALEXAN— DER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / SPES — P—VBLICA, Spes walking left, carrying flower and lifting garment. RIC 254. RSC 546. RCV 7927. Lightly toned. Good extremely fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 631 (part of).

573. Silver denarius (3.14 gm). IVLIA MA—MAEA AVG, diademed, draped bust right, hair in lateral waves / IVNO AV—GVSTAE, Juno seated left, holding flower and cylindrical object. RIC 341. RSC 32. RCV 8211. Good very fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Peus 374/375, 23-25 Apr. 2003, lot 918. The first two references cited describe the object as “swathed infant (?),” the last, as “child in swaddling clothes.”

571. Silver denarius (2.83). AD 232. IMP ALEXAN—DER Enlargement PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / P M TR P X—I — COS III P P, Sol standing half-left, raising right hand and holding globe in left. RIC 112. RSC 427. RCV 7914. Good extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

574. Maximinus I (AD 235-238). Silver denarius (2.34 gm). Ca. Mar. 235-236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / FIDES M—I—LITVM, Fides standing half-left, holding two grounded signa. RIC 7A. RSC 7a. Cf. RCV 8307. Nearly extremely fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1985 (part of).

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575. Silver denarius (2.87 gm). Ca. Mar. 235-236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing half-left, holding baton over globe and cornucopiae. RIC 13. RSC 77a. RCV 8315. Nearly extremely fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1985 (part of).

576. Silver denarius (2.87 gm). AD 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / P M TR P II — C—OS P P, emperor standing half-left between two fixed signa, raising right hand and holding grounded spear or scepter. RIC 3. RSC 55. RCV 8312. Toned. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 14 July 1999, lot 299 (part of).

578. Gordian III (238-244). Silver antoninianus (4.36 gm). July 238-July 239. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left with crown and palm. RIC 5. RSC 357. RCV 8664. Extremely fine $60 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1814 (part of).

579. Silver antoninianus (4.15 gm). Ca. 239-240. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, Enlargement draped, cuirassed bust right / LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing half-left, holding abacus and double cornucopiae. RIC 36 var. (single cornucopiae). RSC 130 var. Cf. RCV 8619. Attractively toned. Extremely fine $110 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1454.

577. Silver denarius (3.22 gm). Ca. 236-Mar./Apr. 238. MAXIMINVS Enlargement PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / VICT—ORIA GERM, Victoria standing half-left, holding crown high and palm, bound captive seated left beside, looking backward and upward. RIC 23. RSC 107. RCV 8318. Toned. Nearly extremely fine/extremely fine $175 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 10 Nov. 1999, lot 354.

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580. Silver denarius (3.41 gm). Jan.-July 241. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / P M TR P III — COS II P P, emperor standing right, far shoulder and arm draped, holding transverse spear and globe. RIC 115 (R). RSC 243. RCV 8680. Nearly extremely fine $60 Ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 784 (part of).

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581. Silver antoninianus (3.95 gm). Ca. 243-244. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM, Mars hastening right, armed with transverse spear and shield. RIC 147. RSC 160. RCV 8624. Good extremely fine $100 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 6 May 2001, lot 62565.

See color plates pages 112-115

582. Billon medallion (29.83 gm, 36.6 mm). IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AEQVITAS AVGVSTI, the three Monetae, the central one standing front, head slightly right, the outer two standing half-left, each holding scales and cornucopiae, heap of metal at feet of each. RIC 134b (R4). RSC 33 var. (seen from front). Extremely rare. Some pitting and flan bent, otherwise very fine $4,000 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

583. Philip I (AD 244-249). Silver antoninianus (4.09 gm). IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma enthroned left, confronting Victory held in right hand and holding grounded scepter, shield under seat. RIC 44b. RSC 169. RCV 8952. Good extremely fine $100

584. Silver antoninianus (4.11 gm). Ca. mid-247-248. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / SAECVLARES AVGG, stag standing right, U in exergue. RIC 19. RSC 182. RCV 8958. Toned. Good very fine$60 Ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 787 (lot of 5).

585. Silver antoninianus (4.32 gm). Ca. mid-247-248. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / SAECVLVM NOVVM, hexastyle temple, seated statue of Roma grasping scepter within. RIC 25b. RSC 198. RCV 8963. Nearly extremely fine $50 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton VI, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 1068 (part of).

586. Silver antoninianus (3.83 gm). Mid-247-249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ADVENTVS AVGG, Philip on horseback left, raising right hand and holding transverse scepter. RIC 26b. RSC 3. RCV 8916. Nearly extremely fine $60 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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587. Silver antoninianus (4.09 gm). Mid-247-249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 27b. RSC 9. RCV 8918. Nearly extremely fine $50 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1826 (part of).

588. Silver antoninianus (3.91 gm). Mid-247-249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing half-left, holding grain ears over filled modius and cornucopiae. RIC 28c. RSC 25. RCV 8922. Extremely fine $60

590. Silver antoninianus (3.98 gm). Ca. mid-247-249. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / FIDES EXCERCITVS, four signa fixed in ground. RIC 62 n. RSC 50b. Cf. RCV 8930. Good extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

591. Silver antoninianus (4.37 gm). AD 248. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / SAECVLARES AVGG, column inscribed COS – III in two lines. RIC 24c. RSC 193. RCV 8961. Good very fine $75 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

589. Silver antoninianus (3.56 gm). Mid-247-249. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / FELI-CITAS – IMPP in three lines in laurel crown with loops of ties extending inward. RIC 60. RSC 39. RCV 8926. Scarce. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 46, 24 June 1998, lot 1351.

592. Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I (AD 244-249). Silver double antoninianus (6.68 gm). Ca. 244-246. MARCIA OTACIL — SEVERA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders, hair in lateral braids and drawn up in chignon behind / PVDICITIA AVG, veiled Pudicitia enthroned left, adjusting veil and holding transverse scepter. RIC 123c (R3) w. note. RSC 54. RCV 9159. Very rare. Struck on an exceptionally broad and heavy flan. Toned. Good very fine $200 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 53, 15 Mar. 2000, lot 1670.

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593. Silver antoninianus (5.23 gm). Ca. 246-248. M OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders, hair in lateral braids and drawn up in chignon behind / CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and double cornucopiae. RIC 125c. RSC 4. RCV 9147. With a lovely portrait. Reverse struck a little weakly, otherwise extremely fine $75 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

594. Silver antoninianus (3.53 gm). AD 247-248. OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders, hair in lateral braids and drawn up in chignon behind / SAECVLARES AVGG around, officina mark IIII in exergue, hippopotamus standing right, maw open, two bottom teeth showing. RIC 116b. RSC 64. RCV 9160. Scarce. Good very fine $150

596. Silver antoninianus (4.01 gm). M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, radiate, draped bust right / PRINCIPI IVVE—NTVTIS, prince standing half-left, grasping signum and spear. RIC 220b (R). RSC 61. RCV 9244. Extremely fine $75 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 1068 (part of).

597. Philip II as Augustus (AD 247-249). Silver antoninianus (3.83 gm). IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / LIBERALITAS AVGG III, emperors seated left on curule chairs, extending right hands, father in foreground with baton. RIC 230. RSC 17. RCV 9265. Scarce. Extremely fine $125 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 6 May 2001, lot 62574.

595. Philip II as Caesar (AD 244-247). Silver antoninianus (4.55 gm). M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, radiate, draped bust right / PRINCIPI I—VVENT, prince standing halfleft, holding globe and grounded spear inverted, captive seated left in background. RIC 219 corr. var. (also cuir.). RSC 57 var. RCV 9241. Nearly extremely fine $75

598. Silver antoninianus (3.96 gm). Antioch. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing half-left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 240a (R). RSC 1. RCV 9259. Very scarce. Extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 109, 27 May 2002, lot 755.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Rauch 67, 26 Feb. 2001, lot 735.

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599. Silver antoninianus (4.03 gm). Antioch. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS Enlargement AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front / AE—QVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing half-left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 240a (R) var. (seen from back). RSC 1 var. Cf. RCV 9259. A rare bust variety. Extremely fine $250

602. Silver antoninianus (4.43 gm). Ca. 250-251. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / VICTO—RIA — AVG, Victory running left, holding crown and palm. RIC 29c. RSC 113a. Cf. RCV 9386. Extremely fine $75 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 1068 (part of).

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Lanz 109, 27 May 2002, lot 754.

600. Trajan Decius (AD 249-251). Silver antoninianus (3.52 gm). Ca. 250-251. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / D—A—CIA, Dacia standing half-left, grasping battle standard terminating in head of wolf. RIC 12b. RSC 16. RCV 9368. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $75 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 57, 28 Mar. 2001, lot 1454 (part of).

601. Silver antoninianus (4.35 gm). Ca. 250-251. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / PANNONIAE, both Pannoniae standing facing, turning heads outward, and raising right hands, standard behind the one on left, the one on right holding transverse standard. RIC 21b corr. RSC 86. RCV 9378. Extremely fine $75 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1825 (part of).

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603. Silver antoninianus (3.32 gm). Ca. 250-251. IMP CAE TRA DEC AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / PANNONIAE, Pannonian man standing right, clasping hand of Pannonian woman standing left, standard fixed in ground behind. RIC 41a n. RSC 84. RCV —. Extremely fine $90 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1831.

604. Bronze sestertius (19.86 gm). IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI around, S—C in fields, Genius of the army of Illyricum standing half-left, wearing polos and holding patera and cornucopiae, standard to right. RIC 117a (S). RCV 9404. Dark brown patina. Very fine $225 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 49, 17 Mar. 1999, lot 1705.

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605. Divus Titus (†13 Sept. 81). Silver antoninianus (3.23 gm). Rome, ca. 250. DIVO TITO, radiate head right / CONSECRATIO, altar, fire atop. RIC 82b (R). RSC 405. RCV 9465. Good very fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 447.

608. Herennia Etruscilla, wife of Decius (AD 249-251). Silver antoninianus (4.32 gm). HER ETRUS—CILLA AUG, diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders, hair ridged in waves / PVDICITIA AVG, veiled Pudicitia seated left, adjusting veil and holding transverse scepter. RIC 59b. RSC 19. RCV —. Attractively toned. Nearly extremely fine $150 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 54, 14 June 2000, lot 1769.

606. Silver antoninianus (3.93 gm). DIV—O — PIO, radiate head of Antoninus Pius right / CONSECRATIO, lighted altar. RIC 90 (S). RSC 1189. RCV 9475. Extremely fine

Enlargement

$200

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 47, 16 Sept. 1998, lot 1900.

607. Silver antoninianus (3.30 gm). DIVO ALEXANDRO, radiate bust right, slight drapery on far Enlargement shoulder / CONSECRATIO, eagle with spread wings standing half-right, head reverted. RIC 97 (R). RSC 599. RCV 9484. Very scarce. Extremely fine $250 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 47, 16 Sept. 1998, lot 1904.

609. Herennius Etruscus as Caesar (AD 250-251). Silver antoninianus (4.86 gm). Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, radiate, draped bust right / P—RINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, prince standing half-left, holding baton and transverse spear. RIC 147c (S). RSC 26. RCV 9523. Reverse a bit weakly struck, otherwise extremely fine $90 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG eAuctions, 30 July 2001, lot 63663.

610. Valerian I (AD 253-260). Silver antoninianus (3.85 gm). Ca. 253-255. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / VICT—ORIA AVGG, Victoria standing half-left, with crown and palm. RIC 125. RSC 230. RCV 9985. Good very fine $75 Ex A. Lynn Collection; Triton IV, 5-6 Dec. 2000, lot 1068 (part of).

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611. Silver antoninianus (3.69 gm). Eastern field mint, 257. IMP VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / P M TR P [V] COS IIII P P, Valerian and Gallienus standing confronted, each resting hand on grounded shield, two spears fixed in ground beyond. RIC 277 (S) var. (dr. only). RSC 169 var. RCV 9962. Extremely fine $60

613. Maximian (AD 286-305). Silver argenteus (3.43 gm). Siscia, ca. 294-295. MAXIMIA—NVS AVG, laureate head right / VIRTVS — MILITVM, tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, seen from back, before eight-turreted enclosure, two nearest with paterae, large dot in archway above. RIC 32b (R) or 43b (R2). RSC 625†f. Rare. Extremely fine $700

Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG Sale 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1826 (part of); Vecchi 1, 1-2 Feb. 1996, lot 719.

Ex A. Lynn Collection.

612. Diocletian (AD 284-305). Silver argenteus (3.11 gm). Ticinum, ca. 295. DIOCLETI—ANVS AVG, laureate head right, brow furrowed / VICTORIA — SARMAT, tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod before six-turreted enclosure, two nearest with paterae, small dot in archway above. RIC 16a (R2). RIC 488d. Rare. Nearly extremely fine $600 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

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614. Roman imperial glass cameo (35 mm). 1st-3rd centuries AD. Assembled cameo with molded glass bust of youth facing slightly left, set on dark blue glass. Some repairs and cracks $800 Ex A. Lynn Collection; CNG 78, 14 May 2008, lot 2236.

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615. Anastasius I (AD 491-518). Pre-reform coinage. Copper nummus (1.00 gm). Constantinople, AD 491-498. [D N A]NA[STASI]VS P P A[VG], diademed bust of Anastasius I right / Monogram of Anastasius in wreath. Sear 13. DO 15. MIB 40. Glossy dark brown patina. Good very fine $150

618. Copper follis (16.24 gm). Obverse as previous, except diadem surmounted by cross / Large M, three crosses above and to either side, B below, ANT X in exergue. Sear 47. DO 45a. MIB 57. Scarce. Green and brown patina. Nearly very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

616. Post-reform coinage, small module. Copper follis (8.27 gm). Constantinople, AD 498-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG (the first S retrograde), diademed and draped bust of Anastasius right / Large M, cross above, star to left, crescent to right, officina E below, CON in exergue. Sear 18a. DO —. A rare variety. Dark green patina. Very fine $200

619. Justin I (AD 518-527). Copper follis (15.76 gm). Thessalonica, fifth officina. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG, diademed and draped bust of Justin I right / Large M, cross above, E below, THESSOB in exergue. Sear 79. DO 24. MIB 69. Scarce. Brown patina. Very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

617. Large module coinage. Copper decanummium (4.50 gm). Constantinople, AD 507-518. Obverse as previous, except S not retrograde / M CON-CORD, large I surmounted by cross and flanked by pellets, CON in exergue. Sear 28. DO 25. MIB 36. An unusually neat, well-struck example. Dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine $200

620. Copper follis (17.88 gm). Cyzicus, fourth indiction = AD 525/6. Obverse as previous / Large M flanked by K-Y, B below, ΙΝSΔ in exergue. Sear 96. DO 41. MIB 53. Rare dated issue. Brown patina. Weakly struck, otherwise good fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

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621. Justin I and Justinian I (AD 527). Constantinople, 4 April-1 August AD 527. Copper half-follis (8.49 gm). DN IVSTIN E IVSTINIAN P P AV, diademed and draped bust of Justin I right / Large K, cross to left, stars above and below, A to right. Cf. Sear 126A (officinae Δ and E noted). DO —. MIB 5. Rare, this officina apparently unrecorded. Dark green patina. Planchet flaws on obverse portrait, encrustation on reverse. Nearly very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

624. Copper post-reform follis (23.34 gm). Constantinople, year 12 = AD 538/9. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, bust of Justinian facing, wearing diademed and crested helmet with pendilia and cuirass, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield over left shoulder and arm with motif of Roman horseman riding right, spearing down at fallen enemy, cross in right field / Large M between A/N/N/O and XII, cross above, officina letter Δ below, CON in exergue. Sear 163. DO 37d. Struck on a broad flan. Brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $300 Ex Christov Family Collection.

622. Copper half-follis (8.48 gm). Types as previous. Cf. Sear 126A. Brown patina. Nearly very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

623. Justinian I, the Great (AD 527-565). Copper prereform follis (17.58 gm). Constantinople, AD 527-538. [D N I]VSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, diademed and draped bust of Justinian right, P-headed cross in field before chin / Large M, cross above, star to left, cross on globe to right, A below, CON in exergue. Sear —; Cf. Sear 161 (nothing before portrait). DO —. Berk “Eastern Roman Successors of the Sestertius” 125. Very scarce. Brown patina. Very fine $100

625. Copper follis (22.67 gm). As previous, except officina Γ. Sear 163. DO 37c. Smooth dark brown patina. Minor flatness on face, otherwise extremely fine $175 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

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626. Copper follis (22.54 gm). Constantinople, year 13 = AD 539/40. As previous, except A/N/N/O X/III and officina A. Sear 163. DO 38a. Attractive two-tone green patina. Good very fine $250

629. Copper follis (22.09 gm). Constantinople, year 14 = AD 540/1. As previous, except A/N/N/O X/II/II and officina Γ. Sear 163. DO 39c. Brown patina. Good very fine $175 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

627. Copper follis (23.75 gm). As previous, except officina B. Sear 163. DO 38b. Attractive glossy brown patina. Minor pitting at 4:00 near reverse edge. Good very fine $225

630. Copper follis (20.51 gm). Constantinople, year 16 = AD 542/3. As previous, except somewhat smaller flan, A/N/N/O X/UI and officina A. Sear 163. DO 41a. Attractive hard green patina with some mottling. Extremely fine $250

Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection; CNG Sale 50, 23 June 1999, lot 1795.

628. Copper follis (20.85 gm). As previous, except officina E. Sear 163. DO 38e. Green-gray patina. Very fine $200

631. Copper follis (20.48 gm). Constantinople, year 17 = AD 543/4. As previous, except A/N/N/O X/UII and officina E. Sear 163. DO 42e. Dark brown patina. Good very fine $200

Ex Christov Family Collection.

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632. Copper follis (19.62 gm). Constantinople, year 20 = AD 546/7. As previous, except A/N/N/O •/X/•/X/• and officina A. Cf. Sear 163 (this date form unlisted). Cf. DO 45a (for officina) and 45f (for date form). MIB 95c. A rare variety. Green-brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $275 Ex Christov Family Collection.

See color plates pages 112-115

635. Copper half-follis (10.20 gm). Constantinople, year 12 = AD 538/9. Obverse as previous / Large K, cross above, A/N/N/O–XII to either side, officina Γ below. Sear 165. DO 62— (this officina unlisted). Well struck on a broad flan, with an attractive glossy green patina, chipped in a few spots on reverse. Extremely fine $275 Ex Christov Family Collection; Ponterio & Associates Sale 145 (11-12 January 2008), lot 326.

633. Copper follis (19.57 gm). Constantinople, year 21 = AD 547/8. As previous, except A/N/N/O X/X/I and officina B. Sear 163. DO 46b. Green-brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $225 Ex Christov Family Collection.

636. Copper decannumium (5.39 gm). Constantinople, year 13 = AD 539/40. D N IVSINI-ANVS P P AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian right / Large I surmounted by cross, A/N/N/O – X/III to either side, CON in exergue. Sear 167. DO 77. Green-brown patina. Good very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

634. Copper follis (16.29 gm). Constantinople, year 30 = AD 556/7. As previous, except smaller flan, A/N/N/O X/X/X and officina E. Sear 163. DO 53c. Dark brown patina. Good very fine $175

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Ex Christov Family Collection.

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637. Copper half-follis (6.08 gm). Thessalonica, year 37 = AD 563/4. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, bust of Justinian facing, wearing diademed and crested helmet with pendilia and cuirass, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield over left shoulder and arm with motif of Roman horseman riding right, spearing down at fallen enemy, cross in right field / Large K, cross above, A/N/N/O—XXX/VII to either side, TES below. Sear 174. DO 104. Green brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $125

640. Copper 8 nummi (4.45 gm). Thessalonica, AD 527-562. Obverse as previous / Large H flanked by A—P, cross above. Sear 189. DO 100a. Dark brown patina. Very fine / good very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

638. Copper 16 nummi (3.65 gm). Thessalonica, AD 527-562. D N IVSINI-ANVS P P AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian right / Large AISP, ευ θε above, TES in exergue. Sear 182A. DO —. MIB 169j. Scarce. Dark green patina. Good very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

639. Copper 16 nummi (4.45 gm). Thessalonica, AD 527-562. Obverse as previous / Large APISΨ, θε above, TES in exergue. Sear 183. DO 98i. MIB 171. A very rare variety. Brown patina. Fine / very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

641. Copper post-reform follis (20.82 gm). Nicomedia, year 12 = AD 538/9. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, bust of Justinian facing, wearing diademed and crested helmet with pendilia and cuirass, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield over left shoulder and arm with motif of Roman horseman riding right, spearing down at fallen enemy, cross in right field / Large M between A/N/N/O and XII, cross above, officina letter B below, NIK in exergue. Sear 201. DO 115b. Struck on a broad flan. Slightly rough dark green-brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $300 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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642. Copper follis (18.03 gm). Nicomedia, year 29 = AD 555/6. As previous, except A/N/N/O X/X/U/II/II (extending into exergue), officina A. Sear 201. DO 135a. Smooth black patina. Good very fine $150

645. Copper half-follis (7.65 gm). Nicomedia, year 32 = AD 558/9. As previous, except A/N/N/O XXX/II. Brown patina. Extremely fine $225 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

643. Copper half-follis (10.14 gm). Nicomedia, year 16 = AD 542/3. Obverse as previous / Large K, cross above, A/N/N/O — XUI to either side, NI in exergue. Sear 203. DO 143. Brown patina. Very fine $100

646. Copper post-reform follis (19.80 gm). Cyzicus, year 14 = AD 540/1. Obverse as previous / Large M between A/N/N/O and X/II/II, cross above, officina letter •B• below, KYZ in exergue. Sear 207. DO 166b. Broad flan, slightly bent. Brown patina. Good very fine $250

Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

644. Copper half-follis (8.15 gm). Nicomedia, year 24 = AD 550/1. As previous, except A/N/N/O XX/II/II. Dark olive patina with some areas of red. Nearly extremely fine $175 Ex Christov Family Collection.

647. Copper follis (19.88 gm). Cyzicus, year 221 = AD 547/8. As previous, except A/N/N/O X/X/I, officina B. Sear 207. DO 173b. Glossy black patina with some lighter copper color showing through. Extremely fine $300 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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651. Copper pentanummium (2.05 gm). Antioch, AD 529-539. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AV, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian right / Large ε, cross at center. Sear 242. DO 269. Brown patina. Good very fine $75 648. Copper post-reform follis (23.18 gm). Antioch (Theoupolis), year 15 = AD 541/2. Obverse as previous / Large M between A/N/N/O and XU, cross above, officina letter Γ below, TΗΕUPO in exergue. Sear 219. DO 216a. Attractive glossy reddish-brown patina. Extremely fine $300

Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

649. Copper follis (19.93 gm). Antioch, year 20 = AD 546/7. As previous, except A/N/N/O XX, ϑΗμΠ/ in exergue. Sear 220. DO 217c. Reddish-brown patina. Good very fine $200

652. Copper 33 nummi (12.90 gm). Alexandria, AD 538-565. [D N I]VSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, bust of Justinian facing, wearing diademed and crested helmet with pendilia and cuirass, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield over left shoulder and arm with motif of Roman horseman riding right, spearing down at fallen enemy, cross in right field / Large Λ Γ, ΑΛεΞ in exergue. Sear 246. DO 273. Scarce. Rough red-brown patina with some light encrustation. Nearly very fine/very fine $200 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

Enlargement

653. Copper nummis (0.38 gm). Carthage, AD 548-565. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, CT to right / Large ✻ within wreath. Sear 283b. DO —. MIB 211. Very rare! Extremely fine $100 650. Copper follis (18.97 gm). Antioch, year 21 = AD 547/8. As previous, except Α/Ν/Ν/Ο Χ/Χ/Ι, officina E. Sear 220. DO 218e. Green and brown patina. Good very fine $225

Ex Christov Family Collection.

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654. Copper half-follis (8.71 gm). Constantine in Numidia, year 15 = AD 541/2. [D N I]VSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, bust of Justinian facing, wearing diademed and crested helmet with pendilia and cuirass, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield over left shoulder and arm / Large K, cross above, A/N/N/O—XV to either side, CON in exergue. Sear 285. DO 314. Scarce. Black patina. Fine $125

657. Copper half-follis (6.41 gm). Rome, AD 538-544. DE IVS-TINIANV, diademed, draped bust of Justinian right of coarse style / Large K, start to left, cross to right, all within wreath. Sear 301. DO 325a. Green and black patina. Good very fine $125 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

655. Copper decanummium (5.28 gm). Constantine in Numidia, AD 548-565. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AV, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian right / Large I, crosses to right and left, [CON] in exergue. Sear 286. DO 316. Overstruck on a Carthage decanummium, with some of legend from undertype visible. Brown patina. Nearly very fine $100

658. Copper decanummium (3.09 gm). Ravenna, year 36 = AD 562/3. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AV, bust of Justinian facing, wearing diademed and crested helmet with pendilia and cuirass, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield over left shoulder and arm / Large I between A/N/N/O—XX / XVI, all within wreath. Sear 326. DO 353. Dark green patina. Good very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection. 659. Copper half-follis (7.44 gm). Perugia(?), year 26 = AD 552/3. Obverse as previous, except cross in right field / Large K, between A/N/N/O—XX / VI, cross above, P below. Sear 327. DO 356. Dark green patina with earthen fields. Rare. Good fine/very fine $200 656. Copper follis (10.12 gm). Rome, AD 537. D N IVSTINIANVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian right / Large M, star to left, cross above and to right, ROMA below, all within wreath. Sear 292. DO 321a. Green patina. Softly struck through center, obscuring Justinian’s face, otherwise very fine $225 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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660. Copper decanummium (3.33 gm). Perugia(?), year 26 = AD 552/3. D N IVS[TINI-ANVS P F AVG], diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian right / Large I surmounted by cross between A/N/N/O—X/X/VI, P below. Sear 328. DO 357. Rare. Dark brown and red patina. Areas of weakness, otherwise good very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

663. Copper follis (15.33 gm). Cyzicus, year 3 = AD 567/8. Obverse previous except cross between heads / Reverse as previous except A/N/N/O II/I, officina A, KYZ in exergue. Sear 372. DO 117a. Well struck on a broad flan. Black patina. Nearly extremely fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

661. Justin II (AD 565-578). Copper follis (13.83 gm). Constantinople, year 2 = AD 566/7. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG, Justin and his wife Sophia seated facing on double throne, each crowned and nimbate; he holds globus cruciger in right hand and she holds cross / Large M, between A/N/N/O—II, A below, CON in exergue. Sear 360. DO 23a. Dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine and attractive $150

664. Copper follis (12.55 gm). Cyzicus, year 7 = AD 572/3. Obverse as previous except wavy pattern below throne / Reverse as previous except A/N/N/O UII, officina B. Sear 372. DO 121c. Well struck. Dark brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $125

Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

662. Copper follis (13.83 gm). Constantinople, year 8 = AD 573/4. As previous, except A/N/N/O—UI / II, officina E. Sear 360. DO 36e. Green-brown patina. Slight reverse double strike on reverse, otherwise good very fine $75

665. Copper half-follis (10.62 gm). Carthage, AD 574/5. [D N IVSTINO ET SO]FIE AG, Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne, cross between, VITA below / Two Victories standing confronted, holding shield ornamented with star, cross above, K over N M below. Sear 396. DO 203. Very rare. Dark brown patina. Irregular flan, affecting centering. Planchet flaw on obverse. Very fine $175

Ex Christov Family Collection.

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666. Tiberius II Constantine (AD 578-582). Copper halffollis (9.01 gm). Constantinople, AD 579-582. δ N TIB CONS-TANT P P AVC, cuirassed bust of Tiberius Constantine facing, wearing diademed and crested helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield with horseman motif on right arm / Large X X, cross above, CON B in exergue. Sear 434. DO 17b. Dark green patina. An unsually well struck and pleasing example. Extremely fine $250

669. Copper decanummium (2.57 gm). Ravenna, AD 578-582. Obverse as previous, except legend obscured, cross in right field / Large I, cross to either side, all within wreath. Sear 472. DO 66.8. Scarce. Earthen and olive green patina. Good fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

667. Copper decanummium (3.36 gm). Constantinople, AD 579-582. Obverse as previous / Large X, cross above. Sear 436. DO 20. Olive green patina. Good very fine $100

670. Maurice Tiberius (AD 582-602). Copper follis (13.01 gm). Nicomedia, year 20 = AD 601/2. D N MAVRI-C [TIBER], crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa in right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in left, cross in left field / Large M, between A/N/N/O— X/X, chi-rho symbol above, A below, NIKO in exergue, all within wreath. Sear 513. DO 109a. Rare. Brown patina. Areas of striking weakness, otherwise very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 47.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

668. Copper half-follis (5.07 gm). Rome, AD 578-582. D M TIb CON-STAN P P A, crowned bust facing, cross on crown, wearing cuirass, holding globus cruciger in right hand / Large X X, cross above, ROM in exergue. Sear 467. DO 61b. Brown patina. Very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

671. Copper follis (13.22 gm). Cyzicus, year 20 = AD 601/2. Obverse as previous, except legend reads O N MAVRICI TI-[bER P P AV] / As previous, except KYZ in exergue. Sear 519. DO 134a. Dark brown patina. A little weakly struck to right, otherwise extremely fine $225 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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672. Copper decanummium (3.44 gm). Antioch, year 2 = AD 583/4. Obverse as previous, except legend blundered / Large X, between A/N/N/O—II, cross above, ρ in exergue. Sear 526. DO 195. Dark green patina under red earthen overlay. Good very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 Feb. 2002, lot 627.

675. Phocas (AD 602-610). Copper follis (11.11 gm). Thessalonica, year 5 = AD 606/7. OM FOCA PERP AVG, crowned bust of Focas facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross / Large XX•XX, ANNO above, U to right, TES in exergue. Sear 653. DO 48. Overstruck on a follis of Maurice Tiberius. Brown patina. Areas of roughness, otherwise good very fine $200 Ex Christov Family Collection.

673. Copper pentanummium (2.50 gm). Constantine in Numidia, ca. AD 592. D N MAVRI-TbPPA, crowned and cuirassed bust facing / Large chi-rho symbol above ε, all within wreath. Sear 579. DO 263. Rare. Glossy brown patina. Very fine $200 Ex Christov Family Collection; CNG Sale 54, 14 June 2000, lot 1903.

676. Copper half-follis (6.47 gm). Thessalonica, year 1 = AD 602/3. Obverse as previous / Large K , A/N/N/O left, I right, cross above, TES in exergue. Sear 654. DO 49. Scarce. Brown patina. Very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

674. Copper decanummium (2.66 gm). Catania, year 1 = AD 582/3. D N MAVRIC TIB PP AV, crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand, shield on left arm / Large I between A/N/N/O—I, CΛT in exergue. Sear 580. DO 264. Rare. Gray-green patina with light earthen fields. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex Christov Family Collection.

677. Copper follis (13.26 gm). Cyzicus, year 1 = AD 602/3. D N FOCA VN PEP AV, Phocas and his wife Leontia standing facing, crowned and nimbate, wearing robes of state, cross between; Phocas holds globus cruciger in right hand while Leontia holds long cross / Large M between A/N/N/O — I, cross above, KYZ B in exergue. Sear 664. DO 69b. Dark brown patina with coppery highlights. Very fine $175 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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678. Copper follis (10.49 gm). Antioch (Theoupolis), year 4 = AD 605/6. Obverse as previous, except legend reads O N FOCA NE PE AV / As previous except A/N/N/O II/II, THEUP’ in exergue. Sear 671. DO 86. Dark brown patina. An attractive piece! Nearly extremely fine $200

681. Silver hexagram (5.89 gm). As previous, except legend reads properly (δN HERACLIUS [ET HERA CON]), no double-striking. Sear 798. DO 64. Areas of dark gray encrustation, some porosity. Nearly very fine $50 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 55.

679. Copper half-follis (5.11 gm). Carthage, indictional year 6 = AD 602/3. D N FOCA [PERP] AV S, crowned bust of Phocas facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa in right hand / Cross between two pellets, F—O / C—A in angles, • XX • below. Sear 685. DO 113. Rare. Brown patina. Very fine $175

682. Silver hexagram (6.79 gm). As previous. Evidence of clashed dies on reverse. Toned. Nearly very fine $50 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection; CNG Sale 54, 14 June 2000, lot 1908.

680. Heraclius (AD 610-641). Silver hexagram (6.51 gm), Constantinople, AD 615-638. δΝ hERAC-L-IU E δN hERACLIUS ET (sic), Heraclius, on left, and Heraclius Constantine standing facing (the right figure partially obscured by inverted doubled image) each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand, cross between / δEUS AδIUT [A ROMANIS], cross potent on globe resting on three steps, K in right field. Sear 798. DO 64. A very muddled strike, resulting in inverted image and doubled legend on obverse, partial brockage on reverse. An interesting mint error. Very fine $150

683. Copper follis (3.58 gm). Constantinople, year 31 = AD 640/1. No legend, standing figures of Heraclius (center), Heraclius Constantine (on left) and Heraclonas; Heraclius is crowned and wears military attire and holds long cross, while two sons each wear crown and chlamys. Large M, flanked by A/N/N/O [X]/X/X/I, Γ below, CONΘ in exergue. Sear 811. DO 127a. Very scarce. Somewhat irregular flan, as typical, otherwise a superior example. Dark brown patina. Good very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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684. Copper 30 nummi (5.38 gm). Constantinople, year 20 = AD 629/30. No legend, standing figures of Heraclius (on left) and Heraclius Constantine; Heraclius is crowned, wears military attire and holds long cross, while Heraclius Constantine is crowned, wears chlamys and holds globus cruciger; cross between, K in right field / Large Λ, flanked by A/N/N/O—X/X, CON in exergue. Rare. Brown patina. Soft strike, otherwise very fine $200

687. Copper half-follis (5.44 gm). Carthage, AD 610-615. D N ERAC-LIV P P A, crowned and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing, beardless, holding globus cruciger in right hand / Large X•X, cross above, star left, E right, KRTS in exergue. Sear 872. DO 234. Glossy brown patina. Good very fine $125 Ex Christov Family Collection; CNG Sale 54,14 June 2000, lot 1916.

Ex Christov Family Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 84.

685. Copper half-follis (5.25 gm). Constantinople, year 1 = AD 610/11. δΝ hERAC-LI PERP AVG, crowned and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand / Large K, flanked by A/N/N/O—I, cross above, Γ below. Sear 813. DO 72. Dark brown patina. Good very fine $75

688. Constans II (AD 641-668). Copper 12 nummi (9.05 gm). Alexandria, AD 641/2 or 645/6. No legend, Constans standing facing, wearing chlamys and crown, holding long staff in right hand and globus cruciger in left / Large •I B•, cross on globe between, ΑΛΕΞ in exergue. Sear 1027. DO 105. Very rare. Brown-green patina. Very fine $250 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection. 689. Copper decanummium (1.53 gm). Carthage, AD 643-647. [CONSTAN]-TINVS PP A, crowned bust facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand / Cross between V—V. Sear 1064. DO 141. Dark brown patina. Nearly very fine $75 Ex Christov Family Collection. 686. Copper follis (5.63 gm). Mint in Cyprus, possibly Constantia, year 27 = AD 636/7. No legend, standing figures of Heraclius (center), the empress Martina (on left), and Heraclius Constantine, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand / Large M, flanked by A/N/N/O—X/U/II, cross above, Γ below, KVΠP’ in exergue. Rare. Dark brown patina. Very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

690. Copper decanummium (1.86 gm). Syracuse, indictional year 10 = AD 651/2. No legend, crowned bust facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand / Large I, A/N to left, N/O/I to right. Dark green-brown patina. Good very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 89.

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691. Constantine IV (AD 668-685). Copper follis (4.10 gm). Carthage, AD 668-673. Crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand, cross in left field, spear projecting over left shoulder and T in right field / Large M between standing figures of Heraclius (on left) and Tiberius, each wearing crown and chlamys, monogram above M and between figures. Sear 1195. DO 51. Rare. Dark brown patina. Very fine $200

694. Leo V, the Armenian (AD 813-820). Copper follis (5.35 gm). Constantinople, December 813-820. LEOn S C-O-NST, facing busts of Leo (on left) and Constantine, each crowned and wearing chlamys / Large M flanked by X/X/X—N/N/N, cross above, A below. Sear 1630. DO 7c. Dark green-brown patina. Good very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

692. Leo III, the Isaurian (AD 717-741). Copper follis (4.79 gm). Constantinople, AD 732-741. LEON S COnST, busts of Leo (on left) and Constantine V facing, each crowned and wearing chlamys, pellet between / Large M, cross above, X/X/X to left, N/N/N to right, A below. Sear 1516 variant (legend S CON). DO 39a.1. Very rare. Dark brown patina. Very fine $100

695. Michael II, the Amorian (AD 820-829). Copper follis (7.24 gm). Constantinople, AD 821-829. MIXAHL S ΘEOFILOS, facing crowned busts of Michael, on left, wearing chlamys, and Theophilus, on right, wearing loros / As previous, except Θ instead of A below M. Sear 1642. DO 10. A pleasing piece: two-tone brown patina, with dark fields and light highlights. Good very fine $200

Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

693. Leo IV, the Khazar (AD 775-780). Copper follis (5.15 gm). Constantinople, AD 776-780. No legend, facing busts of Leo IV (on left) and Constantine VI, each crowned and wearing chlamys, cross between / Facing busts of Leo III and Constantine V, each crowned and wearing loros, flanked by B—A, cross between, on horizontal line below which large M flanked by smaller X— N. Sear 1586. DO 4. Dark brown fields with coppery devices. Good very fine $175

696. Copper follis (5.07 gm). Syracuse, AD 821-829. MIX-HL S ΘEOF, types as previous / Large M, cross above, Θ below. Sear 1652. DO 21. Dark brown patina with areas of red. Extremely fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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697. Copper follis (3.70 gm). As previous. Somewhat smaller flan than last. Sear 1652. DO 21. Dark green-brown patina. Extremely fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection; Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 144.

698. Basil I, the Macedonian (AD 867-886). Copper follis (5.89 gm). Constantinople, 870-879. + LEOn bASIL S COnST AU, half-length crowned facing busts of Basil (center), wearing loros, and Leo (on left) and Constantine, each wearing chlamys / + bASIL CONSTAn / TS LEON En / ΘO BASILS / ROMEOn in five lines, star beneath. Sear 1713. DO 10. Scarce. Matte black patina. Very fine $125 Ex Christov Family Collection.

699. Leo VI, the Wise (AD 886-912). Copper follis (8.54 gm). Constantinople. + LEOn bAS-ILEVS ROM, crowned bust of Leo facing, wearing chlamys, holding akakia in left hand / + LEOn / En ΘEO bA / SILEVS R / OMEOn in four lines. Sear 1729. DO 8. Red-brown surfaces. Extremely fine $150

700. As previous. Sear 1729. DO 8. Black patina. Extremely fine $175 Ex Christov Family Collection; CNG Sale 40, 4 Dec. 1996, lot 1920; James Fox Collection.

701. Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (AD 913-959). Copper follis (6.75 gm). Constantinople, AD 914-919. + COhSTAhT’ [CE Z]OHb, crowned facing busts of Constantine (beardless, on left), wearing loros, and his mother Zoe (regent AD 914-919), wearing chlamys / + COhS / TANTINO’ / CE ZOH bA / SILIS RO / MEOh in five lines. Sear 1758. DO 22. Dark brown patina. Good very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

702. Copper follis (5.31 gm). As previous. Sear 1758. DO 22. Glossy brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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703. Nicephorus II Phocas (AD 963-969). Copper follis (7.87 gm). Constantinople. + hICIFR b-ASILEV RW, crowned bust of Nicephorus facing, holding cross-tipped scepter in right hand and globus topped by trefoil in right / + hICHF / Eh ΘωbA / SILEVS Rω / MAIωh in four lines. Sear 1783. DO 7. Medium brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $250

705. Copper anonymous follis (13.76 gm). Obverse as previous / As previous except nothing above inscription, • beneath. Sear 1813. DO Anonymous Class A2, Var. 20. Glossy black patina. Nearly extremely fine $225 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

See color plates pages 112-115

706. Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067). Copper anonymous follis (7.54 gm). Constantinople, ca. 1060. IC—XC, bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus having one pellet in upright arm and two pellets in each lateral arm of cross / IS XS / bASILE / BASIL in three lines, —+— above. —˘— below. Sear 1855. DO Anonymous Class E. Dark brown patina, slightly rough. Good very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

704. Basil II Bulgaroktonos (AD 976-1025). Copper anonymous follis (18.41 gm). Constantinople, ca. AD 976-1035. + EMMA NOVHΛ IC — XC, bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus having two pellets in each cross arm / + IhSUS / XRISTUS / BASILEU / BASILE, —A— above and below. Sear 813. DO Anonymous Class A2, Var. 15a. Well struck on a broad, heavy flan. Dark brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $300 Ex Christov Family Collection.

707. Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118). Copper anonymous follis (4.44 gm). Constantinople, ca. 1085-1092. IC — XC, bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, nimbus with single pellet in each cross arm, border of large pellets / M—Θ, the Virgin standing facing, orans, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, border of large pellets. Sear 1901. DO Anonymous Class K. Rare. Brown patina. Very fine $200 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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708. Copper tetarteron (3.48 gm). Constantinople, 1092-1118. Enlargement IC-XC, bust of Christ facing, nimbate, holding book of gospels in left arm and making sign of benediction with right / + AΛE ΔEC, crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing loros, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left. Sear 1920. DO 33. Very scarce. Medium brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $200

711. Copper half-tetarteron (1.75 gm). Thessalonica. IC — XC, Enlargement standing full-length figure of Christ, nimbate, holding book of gospels in left arm / As previous. Sear 1954. Scarce. Brown patina. Very fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

709. Copper tetarteron (2.33 gm). Thessalonica, 1092-1118. Jeweled cross with globe at each extremity, C—Θ and AΛ—Δ in angles / TO K, crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing loros, holding cruciform scepter in right hand and globus cruciger in left. Sear 1931. DO 40. Dark brown patina. Good very fine $100

712. Copper half-tetarteron (2.56 gm). Thessalonica. ΔΙ / ΜΙ— T / RI / O / C, facing bust of St. Demetrius, wearing numbus and military attire, holding sword and shield / As previous. Sear 1955. Rare. Brown patina with coppery highlights. Nearly very fine $50 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

710. John II Comnenus (11181143). Copper tetarteron (2.67 gm). Thessalonica. IC — XC, Enlargement bust of Christ facing, nimbate, holding book of gospels in left arm and raising right hand in sign of benediction / Iω [ΔEC]ΠOT TE, crowned half-length bust of John facing, wearing loros and jeweled chlamys, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left. Sear 1953. Scarce. Coppery surfaces, slightly mottled. Extremely fine $200

713. Manuel I Comnenus (1043-1080). Billon aspron trachy (3.89 gm). Constantinople. MTHP (in monogram)—ΘV, the Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, holding nimbate head of infant Jesus in lap / MANϖHΛ ΔΕ-CΠ [OTH], standing figure of Manuel facing, crowned and wearing divitision and chlamys, holding labraum in right hand and globus cruciger. Sear 1965. Black patina. Good very fine $50 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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716. Copper half-tetarteron (3.42 gm). Thessalonica. Reverse brockage. Incuse image of reverse / MANϖHΛ ΔΕCΠOTH, standing figure of Manuel facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Cf. Sear 1978. Rare and interesting mint error! Dark brown patina. Good very fine $75 Ex Christov Family Collection. Enlargement

714. Copper tetarteron (4.49 gm). Thessalonica. ΘΓΕ—ωΠO, bust of St. George facing, nimbate, holding spear in right hand and shield in left / MANϖHΛ [ΔΕCΠ], crowned bust of Manuel facing, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left. Sear 1975. Attractive brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex Christov Family Collection. Enlargement

717. Copper half-tetarteron (1.85 gm). Uncertain Greek mint. Large monogram / Half-length bust of Manuel holding labarum and globus cruciger. Sear 1979. Brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Enlargement

715. Copper tetarteron (2.40 gm). Thessalonica. IC—XC on either side of cross with X at center on three steps / Bust of Manuel facing, as previous. Sear 1976. Dark brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $125 Ex Christov Family Collection.

718. Andronicus I Comnenus (1183-1185). Billon aspron trachy (3.56 gm). Constantinople. MTHP (in monogram)—ΘV, the Virgin standing facing, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, holding nimbate head of infant Jesus / ANΔPONIKOC ΔΕCΠOTHC, standing figures of Andronicus (on left), crowned and holding labarum and globus cruciger, and Christ, nimbate, who reaches up to crown Andronicus. Sear 1985. Obverse a bit doublestruck, but unusually clear reverse. Dark brown and red patina. Very fine/extremely fine $175 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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719. Copper trachy (small module) (2.09 gm). Constantinople. Types as previous. Sear 1986. Black patina. Fine / very fine $75 Ex Christov Family Collection.

722. L ATI N R U LE R S O F C O N STANTI N O P LE. (1204-1261). Billon aspron trachy, large module (3.02 gm). IC—XC, Christ enthroned facing, holding gospels / ΔΕCΠOTH, crowned figure of emperor facing, holding sword in right hand and globus cruciger in left. Sear 2022. Dark brown, nearly black patina. Very fine/nearly extremely fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

720. Isaac II Angelus (1185Enlargement 1195). Copper tetarteron (3.23 gm). Constantinople. O/X AP—X / MI, facing bust of the Archangel Michael, nimbate, holding scepter in right hand and globus cruciger in left / ICA / AK / IV, crowned bust of Isaac facing, wearing loros, holding cruciform scepter and akakia. Sear 2005. Very scarce. Light brown patina. Very fine/good very fine $200 Ex Christov Family Collection.

723. Billon aspron trachy, medium module (1.13 gm). Bust of Christ facing / Archangel Michael standing facing, holding globus cruciger. Sear 2036. Black patina. Very fine $75 Ex Christov Family Collection.

721. Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195-1203). Billon aspron trachy (3.58 gm). IC — XC, bust of Christ facing, beardless and nimbate, five pellets in each arm of cross, holding right hand in sign of benediction and holding scroll in left / ΑΛΕΞΙΟC ΔΕCΠ θ ΚωΝ, crowned figures of Alexius (on left) and St. Constantine facing, each holding labarum holding between them globus cruciger. Sear 2011. Well-struck, with an arresting image of the young Christ. Brown patina with coppery highlights. Old edge chip. Extremely fine $100

724. Billon aspron trachy (1.94 gm). Christ enthroned facing, raising right hand in benediction / The Virgin Mary standing facing, orans. Sear 2038. Black patina. Very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

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725. Billon aspron trachy, small module (1.13 gm). Large cross I-C X-C (arranged clockwise) in angles / Emperor standing facing, holding sword and labarum. Sear 2043 variant (no letters in angles). Black patina. Very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

729. Billon trachy (0.93 gm). Enlargement Head of cherub facing, four wings around / John (on left) and St. Demetrius facing, holding cruciform sword between them. Sear 2210. Scarce. Light reddish-brown patina. Extremely fine $150 Ex Christov Family Collection.

726. L ATI N R U LE R S O F TH E S S A LO N I CA. (1204-1224). Billon aspron trachy, large module (1.18 gm). Nimbate Christ enthroned facing, holding gospels / St. Helena and St. Constantine standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. Sear 2057. Black patina. Good very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

727. Copper half-tetarteron (1.78 gm). Nimbate bust of the Virgin Mary facing / Patriarchal cross, vine tendrils below. Sear 2058. Light green patina. Very fine $100 Ex Christov Family Collection.

730. Billon trachy (0.97 gm). The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate, holding head of infant Christ before her / John standing facing, crowned, holding labarum and globus. Sear 2214. Light brown patina. Good very fine $200 Ex Christov Family Collection.

731. Billon trachy (0.94 gm). Stars surrounding crescent moon / As previous. Sear 2215. Light brown patina. Good very fine $200 Ex Christov Family Collection.

728. BYZ A NTI N E E M PI R E O F TH E S S A LO N I CA. John Comnenus-Ducas as Despot (1242-1244). Billon trachy, small module (0.87 gm). Obverse brockage. Incuse of reverse / IωN ΔEC, John seated facing, holding scepter and akakia. Sear 2207. Brown patina. Good very fine $75

732. Billon trachy (0.92 gm). Large 8-pointed star / John standing facing in military attire, holding sword and representation of city. Sear 2216. Light brown patina. Very fine $200

Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

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733. R E STO R E D BYZ ANTI N E E M PI R E. John V Palaeologus (1341-1391). Copper follaro (1.59 gm). Constantinople. Bust of St. Demetrius facing / Crowned bust of John facing. Bendall 331.2. Sear 2515. Very rare. A little weakly struck in spots, otherwise very fine $200

734. John VIII Palaeologus (1423-1448). Copper follaro (0.53 gm). Constantinople. Large cross, stars in angles / IωA ΔEC, crowned bust of John facing. Bendall 351ff. Sear 2567. Very rare. Black patina. Very fine $200 Ex Christov Family Collection.

Ex Christov Family Collection.

M E D I E VA L Co i n s

735. KI N G D O M O F AR M E N IA I N C I LI C IA. Levon I (11981219). Lot of four silver trams (about 2.95 gm). Levon seated facing on lion throne, holding cross in right hand and fleur-de-lis in left / Patriarchal cross between two lions rampant regardant. Bedoukian 221ff. FOUR COINS IN LOT. All toned, very fine to good very fine $100

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736. Lot of 3 bronze tanks. Levon II (2), 1187-1219, Armenian inscription around crowned lion’s head facing 3/4 right / Patriarchal cross, with stars of five-pointed star (Bedoukian 720); the other example with six-pointed star (Bedoukian 706). Hetoum I, 1226-1270, King enthroned facing, holding lis-tipped sceptre and globus cruciger / Cross pattée, short lines in quarters. AC 353. THREE COINS IN LOT. The last with green patina and fine; the others with green-brown and red-brown patinas and very fine $75 F R E E M A N & S E A R M A I L B I D N O . 17


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