New Ancient Coins April 2019

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Quintillus AE. Antoninianus, Rev. SECVRIT AVG

Quintillus, AD 270, AE. Antoninianus. Obverse. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust of Quintillus facing right. Reverse. SECVRIT AVG, Securitas holding sceptre and leaning on a column, XI in exergue [S.11451] Extremely Fine
£95.00

Choice Antoninianus of Probus

Probus became emperor in AD 276 after overthrowing the emperor Florianus. A native of the city of Sirmium in what is now Serbia, he rose to prominence and proved himself a capable administrator and commander and is recognised as an emperor who contributed to the revival of the Roman Empire at a time of severe turmoil and crisis. In AD 277/8 his armies defeated the Goths, Alamanni, Longiones, Franks and Burgundians. He realised that the best way to keep his soldiers out of trouble was to keep them busy so, with the frontiers of the empire stabilised, he set his men to the task of rebuilding the shattered infrastructure of key provinces that had crumbled under previous emperors by building roads, bridges and fortifications, draining marshes, digging canals and, interestingly, planting extensive vineyards. New plantations sprang up across Europe and there is mention in some records of Probus authorising the planting of vineyards in Britain too so we may still be enjoying the fruits of his labours today! These Antoninianus, or ‘Ants’ as we call them, are as good as they come, virtually as struck and with original lustre. There are a variety of reverse types most with standing figures but a limited number available in this grade.
£69.50

Carinus AE. Antoninianus, Rev. AETERNIT AVGG

Carinus, as Augustus, AD 283-285, AE. Antoninianus. Obverse. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust of Carinus facing to right. Reverse. Aeternitas standing to left holding Phoenix on a globe, KAΓ in exergue. [S.12341] Near mint with good amount of silvering on obverse and almost full silvering on reverse. Scarce in this grade.
£125.00

Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine. Gold Solidus Very Fine

Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine, AD 610-641. Gold Solidus. Obverse: dd NN hERACLIUS ET HERA CONST PP AVG - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine both wearing chlamys and simple crown, cross between their heads. Reverse: VICTORIA AVGUU - Cross potent on three steps. CONOB in exergue. Very Fine
£495.00