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 The Civil Wars and The Third Century (AD 193 - 296)   [ without thumbnail images ]

Macrinus, AD 217-218, Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE (bronze),
                          26 mm, 11.18 gm
          obv.:  "AVT K M OПEΛΛ ...
                     Lareate and cuirassed bust right.
          rev.:  "VПCTAΛO ΩΓOCICTEON"
                     Helmeted Athena standing facing, head left, holding spear in left hand and resting right hand on upright shield.   

$45.00

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Macrinus and Diadumenian, AD 217-218, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE (bronze),
                          27 mm, 9.88 gm
          obv.:  " ... M OПEΛ CEV MAKPEINOC AV ...
                     Laureate head of Macrinus right facing bare head of Diadumenian left.
          rev.:  "VП ПONTIANOV MAPKIANOПOΛ..."
                     Concordia facing left, holding, in right hand, patera over flaming altar, in left hand, scepter, "Є" in right field.
          note:  Nice dark olive patina, with sharp portraits and reverse.   

$95.00

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Diadumenian, AD 217-218, son of Macrinus, AR Denarius,
                          2.76 gm, Sear 2070a, RSC-3b
          obv.:  "M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES" 
                     Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
          rev.:  "PRINC IVVENTVTIS"
                     Prince standing slightly left, head right, holding standard and parazonium; to right, two standards.
          note:  Good detail on this difficult Caesar. Reverse fields a bit rough but little actual wear. Remember, even the thumbnail pictures are about one and a half times the size of the real coin.   

$295.00

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Elagabalus, AD 219, AR (Silver) Denarius, 3.41 gm, SearM-7541                     
          obv.:  "IMP ANTONINVS AVG" 
                     Laureate and draped bust right
          rev.:  "PROVID DEORVM"
                     Providentia standing  facing, head left, legs crossed, resting left arm on column, holding rod and cornucopia, globe at feet to left.
          note:  Beautiful coin with sharp devices on reverse and great portrait.  Not one of your more popular Emperors.  Known for his cruelty and excesses of every description.  After four years as Emperor, he and his mother were murdered and their bodies were dragged through the streets of Rome and then dumped into the Tiber river.

$95.00

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Elagabalus, AD 218-219, AR (Silver) Denarius, 2.91 gm, SearM-7526
          obv.:  "IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG" 
                      Laureate and draped bust right
          rev.:  "MARS VICTOR"
                     Mars advancing right, carrying spear and trophy.   

$55.00

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Elagabalus, AD 221-222, AR (Silver) Denarius, 1.91 gm, SearM-7523
          obv.:  "IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG" 
                      Laureate and draped bust right
          rev.:  "LIBERTAS AVG"
                     Libertas standing facing, head left, holding pileus and rod; star in left field.
        note:   Rough budget friendly specimen.

$25.00

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Elagabalus, AD 221-222, AR (Silver) Denarius, 2.57 gm, SearM-7549
          obv.:  "IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG" 
                      Laureate and draped bust right
          rev.:  "SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG"
                      Elagabalus, in priestly robes, standing left, sacrificing over tripod-altar and holding cypress branch; star in left field.   

$35.00

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Elagabalus,  AD 218-222, AE 26, 10.24 gm,
                     Sear-2003, RSC-25a
          obv.:  Greek Legend 
                    Laureate and draped bust right.
          rev.:  Greek Legend
                     Spes standing facing left, holding scepter and corn-ears.
          note:  Nice even wear, dark brown patina.  F+/VF would be my grading on this bronze provincial issue. 

$35.00

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Elagabalus,  AD 218-222, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE 25, 10.13 gm,
                     Sear-2003, RSC-25a
          obv.:  "AVT K M AVP H ΛI OC ANTONEINOC"
                    Laureate head right.
          rev.:  "VP CEPG TITIANOY MARKIANOPOLITWN"
                     Athena standing facing, head left, holding spear and shield.
          note:  Excellent detail. Darker in hand under normal lights than image appears. 

$85.00

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Julia Maesa,  AD 218-222, Grandmother of Elagabalus,
                    AR Denarius, 2.88 gm, Sear-2183, RSC-36
          obv.:  "IVLIA MAESA AVG" 
                     Bare-headed and draped bust right.
          rev.:  "PVDICITIA"
                     Pudicitia (modesty and chastity) seated left, raising veil and holding scepter.
          note:  A bit of roughness and porosity on the reverse.  Portrait is good and hair detail is complete.

$35.00

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Severus Alexander, AD 232, AR (Silver) Denarius, 3.19 gm, 
                     RIC- 32
          obv.:  "IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG" 
                     Laureate and draped bust right.
          rev.:  "P M TR P III COS P P"
                     Salus seated left, resting arm on throne and feeding out of a patera a snake coiling up from altar.
          note:  Great portrait, strong reverse.  Wonderful coin.

$115.00

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Severus Alexander, AD 232, AR (Silver) Denarius, 2.52 gm, 
                     SearM-7921
          obv.:  "IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG" 
                     Laureate and draped bust right.
          rev.:  "PROVIDENTIA AVG"
                     Providentia standing left, holding rod and scepter, globe at feet.
          note:  Descent portrait. Reverse a bit soft.  Budget friendly example.

$30.00

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Severus Alexander, AD 228-231, AE (Bronze) Sestertius, 26.25 gm, 
                     Sear-M 8021
          obv.:  "IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG" 
                      Laureate head right.
          rev.:  "VICTORIA AVGVSTI S C"
                     Victory standing right, inscribing VOT X on shield attached to palm-tree.
          note:  Full dark-brown patina on this massive coin.  Some wear but a very pleasing coin.   

$95.00

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Severus Alexander, AD 228-231, Provincial issue from Bithynia, Nicaea,
                              AE (Bronze) 20 mm, 3.91 gm, SGI 3287        
          obv.:  "M. AY. CEV AΛЄZANΔPOC AVI
                      Laureate and draped bust right.
          rev.:  "NI / KA / IE / ΩN"
                     Three military standards.
          note:  Beautiful green patina.   

$15.00

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Severus Alexander, AD 228-231, Provincial issue from Bithynia, Nicaea,
                              AE (Bronze) 20 mm, 4.67 gm, SGI 3287        
          obv.:  "M. AY. CEV AΛЄZANΔPOC AVI
                      Laureate and draped bust right.
          rev.:  "NI / KA / IE / ΩN"
                     Three military standards.
          note:  Olive patina, fair detail.   

$12.00

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Severus Alexander, AD 228-231, Three - Provincial issues from Bithynia, Nicaea,
                              AE (Bronze) 20 mm, 5.19, 4.78, 4.71 gms, SGI 3287        
          obv.:  "M. AY. CEV AΛЄZANΔPOC AVI
                      Laureate and draped bust right.
          rev.:  "NI / KA / IE / ΩN"
                     Three military standards.
          note:  Three more coins issued in Bithynia in various stages of preservation.   

$25.00 for all three coins

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Severus Alexander, AD 228-231, Philippopolis, Thrace, AE (Bronze),
                     18 mm, 4.39 gm, BMC 13, 164, 29
          obv.:  "AV K Λ CЄП CЄVHPOC
                      Laureate and draped bearded bust right.
          rev.:  "ΦIΛIППOП OΛEITΩN"
                     Apollo, naked, standing left holding patera and lustral branch.   

$12.00

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