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Gallienus Goat Antoniniani Very Fine

Gallienus ruled as sole emperor from A.D. 260-268 during one of the most difficult times in the history of the empire. Not only was the empire facing natural disasters and invasions on all sides but he had to face at least 8 rebellions from his own governors and generals! He issued a fantastic group of bronze Antoniniani coins to honour the Gods, asking for their protection against these troubles. Though made in Europe, these coins were used in Britain and are a large part of the Mildenhall Hoard in the British Museum. Depicted on these coins are a variety of animals, some real and some mythical, each linked to one of the Roman deities. The Seventh we offer from this series is of a Goat walking. These are designed to honour Jupiter, King of the Gods, and god of the Sky, vows and victory. The coins are Very Fine but because of the chaos at the time remember they may be a little weakly struck. As always the first to order will get the best. These are consistently selling out!

Caracalla. A.D. 198-217. Rome - A.D. 213-215. Æ Dupondius.

Caracalla. A.D. 198-217. Rome - A.D. 213-215. Æ Dupondius. Radiate, draped & cuir. bust R. / 'PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM' with 'S-C' either side of Providentia stg. L. holding a sceptre & a wand over a globe. Very Fine & Scarce.

Constantius II Very Fine

Constantius II was the last surviving son of Constantine the Great. Constantius was named after his grandfather, The Tetrach who actually came to Britain and died at York. After Constantine the Great died in A.D. 337 Constantius II had to share the rule of the empire with his two brothers. But after a few years of warfare Constantius II emerged as sole ruler of the entire Roman Empire. Constantius II was involved in many wars throughout his reign, putting down rebellions and defending the empire against invaders. This is the theme of the coins we offer from the reign of this interesting and successful ruler. They are bronze coins with the reverse design of two Roman soldiers either side of one or two standards – the legend reads : ‘GLORIA EXERCITVS’. Approximately this translates as ‘To the Glory of the Army’! On the obverse is a profile portrait bust of Constantius II himself. He died in 361 A.D. on the way to fight another rival, who became Julian II! We can offer these coins in Very Fine Condition

Allectus AE. Antoninianus, Rev. PAX AVG, Colchester Mint

Allectus, AD 293-296 (Usurper in Britian) AE Antoninianus. Obverse: Radiate and cuirassed bust of Allectus facing to right. Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding olive-branch and transverse sceptre, mint mark 'C' in exergue = Colchester, S-P in fields. [S.13829] Colchester AD 293-5. Very Fine for issue and scarce.

Aurelian AE. Antoninianus, Rev. PROVIDEN DEOR

Aurelian, AD 270-275, AE Antoninianus. Obverse. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing to right. Reverse. PROVIDEN DEOR, Fides Militum standing right holding standard in each hand, facing Sol standing left raising right hand and holding globe in left. QXXT in Exergue. Ticinum Mint AD 274-5. Extremely Fine with traces of silvering. [S.11587]

Numerian. Æ Antoninianus. PRINCIPI IVVENTVT.

Numerian. A.D. 283-284. Æ Antoninianus. Radiate bust facing right. Rev. Numerian in military attire standing left holding baton and transverse sceptre. KA Δ in exergue. [RIC V.II-361C / S.12252 var.] Good Extremely Fine with almost full original silvering. Scarce in this grade.