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425 Byzantine Bronze Follis (6) Fair to Fine £30 - £40
426 Celtic - Durotriges Silver Stater (c.65BC-45BC) S.366, 4.73 grammes VF with a few minor edge cracks, comes in a London Mint Office box with certificate £150 - £200
427 Celtic Units (4) Potin (c.120-100BC) Thurrock Butting Bull type S.62 (2), Class II type S.64 (2) one uniface, Fair to Fine £20 - £40
428 Coins of the Roman Empire an 18-coin set comprising a coin from each emperor as follows: - Gordian III, Gallienus, Claudius II Gothicus, Tetricus I, Aurelian, Constantine I, Licinius I, Constans, Constantine II, Constantius II, Constantius Gallus, Julian II, Valens, Valentinian, Gratian, Constantine and Hadrian, along with a 'Widow's Mite' mostly base metal issues, two in silver in a Westminster box, 17 with certificates £50 - £100
429 Roman (2) Follis Maxentius (306-312AD) Obverse: Bust right, laureate IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Reverse Roma looking left in hexastyle temple with knobs as acroteria, holding globe and spear, shield at her side, mintmark RET, 6.56 grammes, RIC Rome 258, Sear 14988, Fine/Good Fine, bold for the grade, Reduced Follis Maximinus II (309-312AD) Obverse Bust right, laureate and cuirassed, Reverse: Genio standing left, tower on left, loins draped, holding patera and cornucopiae, star in right field, mintmark PLN, 5.02 grammes, RIC 209b, Fine £25 - £50
430 Roman (2) Maximinus I (235-238AD) Rome Mint. Obverse: Bust right draped and cuirassed, MAXIMINIVS PIVS AVG GERM, Reverse: Fides standing holding two standards, FIDES LILITVM SC, RCV 8327, RIC 43 Fine. Sestertius Crispina (178-191AD) Obverse Bust right, CRISPINA AVGVSTA, Reverse: CONCORDIA S C Concord seated left with patera and cornucopia VG with green patina RIC 665 VG with green patination £50 - £100
431 Roman (6) Ae As Faustina, Ae 25 Diocletian , Ae Antoninianus Allectus, Ae3 and Ae4 Constantius Fine or better and a silver Denarius Licinius (84BC) Rome Mint 19mm diameter Near Fine £50 - £75
432 Roman Ae Antoninianii (16) a varied group includes Claudius II (4), Gallienus (2), Salonina (2), Postumus, Vitorinus (4), Tetricus II and Aurelian (2) includes some Provincial types, in mixed grades, along with a Gallienus Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria, VG to VF £60 - £120
433 Roman Ae Antoninianii (5) Aurelian (270-275AD) Obverse: Bust right radiate and cuirassed, IMP C AVRELIANVS, Reverse: Emperor standing right, clasping hands with Concordia, standing left, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Mintmark V* in exergue, RIC 244 Siscia, RIC 59 Rome, GVF/NEF with a thin flan crack. Aurelian (270-275AD) Obverse: Bust right radiate and cuirassed, IMP C AVRELIANVS, Reverse: Emperor standing right, clasping hands with Concordia, standing left, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Mintmark T* in exergue, Siscia Mint. RIC 215var, Good Fine. Tetricus I (271-274AD) Cologne Mint, Obverse: Bust right radiate and draped IMP C TERTICVS PF AVG, Reverse: Pax PAX AVG RCV 11243, GVF. Quintillus (270AD) Milan Mint. Obverse: Bust right, radiate, IMP QVINTILLVS AVG, Reverse: Mars advancing with branch and spear, P in exergue, MARTI PACI, RIC 58P GVF on a slightly irregular flan. Quintillus (270AD) Rome Mint, Obverse: Radiate and draped bust right IMP CM AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, Reverse: Fortuna standing left holding rudder on globe and cornucopia, Z in right field, Sear 11441, Good Fine/Fine £50 - £100
434 Roman Ae Dupondis Antonia Obverse draped bust right ANTONIA AVGVSTA, Reverse TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP S-C Claudius, togate, holding simpulum, Cohen 6 some porosity, approaching Fine with brown patina £90 - £140
435 Roman Ae Sestertius Antoninus Pius Obverse: Laureate head right ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Reverse: Annona standing right, holding cornucopiae and two grain-ears over modius, prow at right ANNONA AVG S-C, Cohen 34 Fine with green patina £80 - £140
436 Roman Ae23 Claudius I Obverse: Bare head left TI CLAVD CAESAR [AVG GERM] , Reverse: Claudius, veiled as the founder, ploughing right with two oxen, RPC 4546, NVF the obverse off-centre £40 - £80
437 Roman Ae3 and Ae4 (21) includes Licinius I, Licinius II (2), Constantine I (11), Julian II (3), Helena, Fausta, and Romulus & Remus commemorative types (2), in mixed grades, some VF, along with two low denomination pieces 9-10mm diameter one with part legend [IOCL] visible (Diocletian?) these two possibly forgeries, in all Fine to VF £60 - £120
438 Roman Antoninianus (15) a good mix of Emperors VF or better £100 - £200
439 Roman Ar Antoninianii (3) Saloninus (257-258AD) Rome. Obverse: Bust right, radiate and draped, LIC COR SAL VALERIANVS N CAES, Reverse Saloninus standing with spear and globe, captive at feet, P to right field 3.47 grammes, RCV 10771, NVF. Gallienus (253-268AD) Rome. Obverse: Radiate and draped bust right IMP C P LIC GALLIENUS AVG, Reverse: Virtus standing left with spear and shield, VIRTVS AVG, 3.70 grammes, RCV 10411 NVF. Postumus (260-269AD) Obverse: Bust right, radiate and draped, IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Reverse Hercules standing with club and lion skin, 2.52 grammes, RCV 10944, a large fragment missing from 9 to 11 o'clock, Fine. Ae Antoninianii (2) Postumus (260-269AD) Cologne Mint. Obverse: Bust right, radiate and draped, IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Reverse: IOVI STATORI RCV 10954, NEF/GVF. Postumus (260-269AD) Cologne Mint, Obverse: Bust right , radiate and draped, IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Reverse: Jupiter advancing left, looking back, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, RIC 311, VF/NVF £40 - £80
440 Roman Britain (8) Antoninianus Carausius (2), Quinarius Allectus, Follis Constantine the Great, Follis Licinius, Ae3 Crispus (3) VG to Good Fine £80 - £100
441 Roman Britain Silver Denarius Set a 2-coin set comprising Denarius Septimus Severusa and Denarius Caracalla both VF, in a London Mint Office box with certificate £100 - £120
442 Roman Bronzes (15, one holed and plugged) Sestertius to Ae3 a varied group Fair to Good Fine £25 - £50
443 Roman bronzes 2nd and 3rd Century AD Sestertius to Ae21 (15) a mix of emperors Fair to VF £75 - £150
444 Roman Denarii (3) Vespasian (69-79AD) 79AD. Obverse: Laureate head right, IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Reverse: TR POT X COS VIII,. Radiate figure standing on a rostral column holding sceptre, RSC 559, RIC 1065 (RIC 119 in the 1962 edition) Fine, some scratches. Vespasian (69-79AD) Struck 70-72AD, Obverse: Laureate head right: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M, Reverse: Simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus, RIC II 30, RSC 43 some spots and light porosity, otherwise VF, Ex-Gorni sale 176 Lot 3029 (part), Ex-M.Trenerry (£69). Vespasian (69-79AD) Obverse: Laureate head right IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Reverse Pax seated left, with elbow resting on arm of chair, right arm holds an olive branch, RIC 90, 3.49 grammes NVF £90 - £140
445 Roman Denarii (5) Trajan (98-117AD) Obverse: Laureate bust right, IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OP[TIMO AVG GER DAC], Reverse: Mars advancing right, carrying trophy P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR 2.92 grammes, RIC 337, Near Fine, with some weakness to the legend. Hadrian (117-138AD) Struck 128AD. Obverse: Bust right Laureate HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP, Reverse: Victory seated left holding wreath and palm, COS III, 3.24 grammes, RIC 345, Near Fine/Fine, toned. Trajan (98-117AD) Rome Mint. Obverse: Laureate bust right IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P, Reverse: Aequitas standing left with scales, COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, 3.38 grammes, RIC 118 RCV 3122, Fine, the reverse slightly better. Julia Mamaea (193-211AD) Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right, IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Reverse Vesta standing half left, holding palladium and sceptre, VESTA, 2.82 grammes, RIC 360, Good Fine with some edge cracks. Julia Domna (196-202AD) Obverse: Draped bust right IVLIA PIA FELIX, Reverse: Venus seated left, extending right hand and holding sceptre in left, RSC 212, RIC 388c (Caracalla) VF £100 - £150
446 Roman Denarius Galba (68-69AD) Obverse: Bust right, laureate, IMP SER GALBA AVG, Reverse Concordia holding ears of corn and cornucopiae, RSC 40A, 3.06 grammes, Good Fine £160 - £240
447 Roman plated Denarius Vitellius (69AD) Obverse: Victory left, VICTORIA AVGVSTI Reverse: Clasped hands FYDES EXCITVVM RIC 11B, 1.8 grammes, Fine with some corrosion, on an irregularly shaped flan £40 - £80
448 Roman Provincial - Macrinus and Diadumenian, (217-218AD) Five Asserion Marcianopolis mint, Lower Moesia Obverse facing busts of Macrinus and Diadumenian, Reverse: Aequitas standing holding patera and spear, E in right field, 26mm diameter, 13.07 grammes, VG some verdigris comes with ticket stating 'Ex-Credit Suisse Auct. 3 Lot 639', (held on 19-20 April 1985) £30 - £60
449 Roman Provincial (2) Ae5 Gordian III and Tranquillina, Thrace, Odessus, (241-244AD) Assaria. Obverse: facing busts of Gordian III left and Tranquillina right, AYT K M ANT ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝOC AYΓ CEB TPANKYIΛ - ΛEINA, Reverse:Hygieia standing right feeding serpent held in arms from patera, E to left, OΔHCCEITΩN, 12.11 grammes, Fine, Ae5 Elagabalus and Julia Maesa, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Assaria, Obverse: Elagabalus and Julia Maesa busts facing, Reverse: Bonus Eventus standing left holding patera and two grain ears, E in left field, 9.99 grammes Fine, Rare £50 - £100
450 Roman Provincial (4) Ae26 Philip II and Serapis, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior, (247-249AD) Magistrate: Prastina Messallinus. Busts facing M IOYΛIAC фIΛIППOC KAI CAP AYГ, Reverse: Naked Hermes bending left, with tortoise and ram's head AMNG 1209, Fine with touches of verdigris, scarce. Ae26 Philip I (244-249AD) Seleucis and Piera. Antioch, Syria, Obverse: Bust right, Laureate, draped and cuirassed, AYTOK K M IOYΛI фIΛIППOC CEB, Reverse: Turretted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left, above, ram leaping left, head reserved, Near Fine/Good Fine. Ae28 Maximinus Thrax (235-238AD) Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, AVT MA≡I MEINOC EVCEBHC AVT, Reverse Zeus standing left with thunderbolt and sceptre, About Fine with green patination, Ae33 Claudius II (268-270AD) Mysia, Cyzicus Mint, Obverse: Bust right, Laureate, AVT K M AV PK ΛAVΔ IOCCEB, Reverse: Galley sailing right S.4735 Fine £75 - £150
451 Roman Sestertius (4) Faustina I, Commodus, Otacilia and Philip II VG to Fine £75 - £125
452 Roman Sestertius Commodus 190AD Obverse: Bust right, laureate, M COMMOD ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT PP, Reverse: Genius standing left holding a patera and cornucopiae, altar at left RIC 561, Fine/VG £40 - £80
453 Roman Sestertius Faustina Jr. (161-180AD) Rome Mint. Obverse: Draped bust right wearing circle of pearls FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Reverse: Juno. Veiled, standing left, holding patera and sceptre, peacock stands left at feet with head reverted, IVNONI REGINAE RIC 1651, 27.41 grammes, Fine or slightly better £40 - £65
454 Roman Sestertius Otacilia Severa (244-249AD) Obverse: Bust right, draped MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Reverse: Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae, CONCORDIA AVGG, SC in exergue, 11.57 grammes, RIC 203a (Philip I) VF/NVF with some porosity £40 - £85
455 Roman Silvered Antoninianus Probus (276-282AD) Obverse: Bust right radiate and draped, IMP C M AVR PROBVS P P AVG, Reverse: Female standing, presenting Probus a wreath, B in field, XXI in exergue VF or better with almost full silvering £25 - £50
456 Tetradrachm Otho (69AD) Antioch - Syria Prieur 101, RPC 4199 Obverse: Laureate head right AYTOKPATWP M OQWN KAICAP CEBACTOC, Reverse; Eagle within wreath, legend off flan, , 14.01 grammes, otherwise around Fine £170 - £300

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