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1153

Anonymous. Circa 225-217 BC. Æ Aes Grave Quadrans, (40 mm, 62,43 g). Rome mint. Head of Hercules left, wearing lion skin; ••• (mark of value) to right; all on a raised disk / Prow of galley right; ••• (mark of value) below; all on a raised disk. Usual corrosion and roughness. Edge filing. Dark brown patina.


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1154

Anonymous. Circa 225-215 BC. AR quadrigatus, (6,55 g). Uncertain mint. Laureate head of Janus; curved truncation / Jupiter advancing right in quadriga driven by Victory, hurling thunderbolt and holding sceptre; ROMA incuse on raised tablet in exergue. Struck on a broad flan. Area with encrustation/oxidation. A few tiny marks. Lovely steel grey toning with some blue iridescence.


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1155

Anonymous. Circa 225-215 BC. AR quadrigatus, (6,66 g). Uncertain mint. Laureate head of Janus; curved truncation / Jupiter advancing right in quadriga driven by Victory, hurling thunderbolt and holding sceptre; ROMA incuse on raised tablet in exergue. Well struck on a broad flan. Attractive steel grey toning.


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1156

M. Atillius Saranus. 148 BC. AR denarius, Roma, (3,37 g). Helmeted head of Roma right, SARIN behind and value mark X below chin / Dioscuri twins on horseback charging right. M.ATILI below, ROMA in exergue. Wonderful iridescent toning.


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1157

M. Caecilius Q.f. Metellus. 127 BC. AR denarius, Roma, (3,77 g). Helmeted head of Roma right, ROMA behind and value mark XVI below chin / Macedonian shield with elephant´s head at centre. M METELLVS Q F around shield, all within laurel wreath. Some cleaning marks and minor corrosion on the obverse. Well centered for type. Lightly toned.


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1158

C. Fabius C. f. Hadrianus. 102 BC. AR Denarius, Roma, (3,15 g). Veiled and turreted bust of Cybele right; •O• behind / Victory driving biga right; stork below; C•FABI•C•F in exergue. Tiny scratch and minor porosity on reverse. Toned.


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1159

M. Porcius Cato. 89 BC. AR denarius, Roma, (3,82 g). Diademed and draped female bust right; ROMA to left with (MA) in monogram.; M•CATO below bust (AT in monogram) / Victory seated right, holding palm frond and patera; VICTRIX in exergue (TR in monogram). Area of flat strike on obverse. Brushed. Bright surfaces.


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1160

Anonymous. Likely struck by Gargonius, Ogulnius and Vergilius in 86 BC. AR denarius, Roma, (4,05 g). Head of Apollo right, wreathed with oak; thunderbolt below bust / Jupiter advancing right, in quadriga, brandishing thunderbolt. Ligthly toned and lustrous.


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Information: This very late anonymous issue undoubtly belongs to a series struck by Gargonius, Ogulnius or Vergilius in 86 BC who also issued the same type with their signatures. The reason for the unsigned issue remains a mystery.

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1161

Mn. Fonteius C.f. 85 BC. AR denarius, Roma, (3,88 g). MN FONTEI C·F (MN and NT in monogram), Laureate head of Vejovis to right, thunderbolt below bust / The infant Genius seated right on goat; pilei of the Dioscuri in upper field; filleted thyrsus in exergue. All within laurel wreath. A few deposits. Brushed and with bright surfaces.


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1162

Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus. 76-75 BC. AR denarius, (3,78 g). Struck in Spain. Diademed and draped bust of the Genius of the Roman People right, sceptre over shoulder; G P R above bust / Globe between wreathed sceptre and rudder. EX - S C in field, CN LEN Q below. Light iridescent toning.


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1163

Julius Caesar. Assassinated 44 BC. AV aureus Roma 46-45 BC, (8,00 g). With L. Munatius Plancus, praefectus Urbi. C·CAES DIC·TER, Draped and winged bust of Victory right / L·PLANC PRAEF·VRB (VR in monogram), Single-handled sacrificial jug. Small repaired area before bust. A few tiny marks and scratches. Attractive.


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1164

Julius Caesar. Assassinated 44 BC. AE dupondius, Roma 46-45 BC, (13,67 g). Issued under the prefect C. Clovius. CAESAR·DIC·TER, Draped and winged bust of Victory right, star to left / C·CLOVI PRAEF, Minerva advancing to left, holding trophy over shoulder and spears and shield decorated with Medusa; snake at feet gliding left with head erected. Minor smoothing and small cleaning scratches. Brown and brassy surfaces.


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1165

Julius Caesar. Assassinated 44 BC. AR denarius, Rome 42 BC, (3,91 g). Posthumous issue by the moneyer Mussidius Longus. Wreathed head of Julius Caesar right / L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS, Cornucopia on globe, rudder to left, caduceus and apex to right. Bankers marks on obverse and tiny edge cut. Deep old cabinet toning.


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1166

Marcus Antonius and C. Caesar Octavianus with M. Barbatius. AV aureus, mint moving with M. Antonius, struck 41 BC (8,02 g). M·ANT·IMP·AVG·III·VIR·R·P·C·M·BARBAT·Q·P Bare head of M. Antonius right / CAESAR·IMP·PONT·III·VIR·R·P·C Bare head of Octavian right. A few minor edge marks and very minor circulation marks. Well centered and struck on a full flan.


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Kvalitet: 1+/01

Proveniens: Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 100, lot 391

Information: This remarkable gold aureus celebrates the establishment of the Second Triumvirate in 43 BC formally called the Triumvirate for Organizing the Republic. The political alliance divided power between the Roman Republic's most powerful men, Octavian, Marcus Antonius and Lepidus. The alliance was an official and legal institution granting the three men full legal sanction, even outranking the consuls. Their only limit was the five-year term determined by law. On the coin you can read; III VIR R P C, abbreviating tresviri rei publicae constituendae "One of Three Men for the Regulation of the Republic". The intention with the Triumvirate was to re-establish control of the Republic that was thrown into disarray after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The three men devided the provinces between them and managed to bring down Caesar's assassins and conspirators, including the chief conspirators Brutus and Cassius, who had fled Rome after the plot and taken control of the eastern provinces. The Second Triumvirate was not a stable alliance and was brought to an end by internal greed and jealousy. Octavian managed to defeat his rivals and emerged as the undisputed ruler of Rome, becoming the first Augustus in January 27 BC.

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1167

Octavian as Triumvir. AR denarius, Southern or central Italy 37 BC, (3,88 g). IMP•CAESAR DIVI•F•III•VIR•ITER•R•P•C, Bare and bearded head of Octavian right / COS•ITER•ET•TER•DESIG, Emblems of the augurate and pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, guttus, and lituus. With thick encrustations of horn silver. Darkly toned.


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1168

Octavian as Triumvir. AR denarius, Rome? 30-29 BC, (3,72 g). Bare head of Octavian right / Single span triumphal arch (Actian arch) surmounted by a large statue of Octavian in triumphal quadriga; IMP CAESAR on architrave. A well centered and exceptionally preserved specimen. Wonderful iridescent cabinet toning.


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Proveniens: Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Triton XI, lot 654
Ex Oslo Myntgalleri, Auction 14, lot 862

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1169

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR denarius, Pergamon mint 27 BC, (3,73 g). CAESAR, Bare head of Augustus right / AVGVSTVS, Bull standing right. Minor die shift on reverse and a few faint hairlines. Well struck without the usual flan crack. Wonderful portrait and bull. Attractive light iridescent toning.


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Kvalitet: 1+/01

Proveniens: Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Mail Bid Sale 73, lot 824

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1170

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR denarius, Lugdunum 15-13 BC, (3,80 g). Bare head of Augustus right / IMP X ACT, The Actian Apollo standing, holding plectrum and lyre. Die break on reverse. Lightly toned.


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1171

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AE as, Roma, 15 BC, (11,09 g). Issued by moneyer Cn. Piso Cn. F. Bare head of Augustus right / CN•PISO•CN•F•IIIVIR•A•A•A•F•F• around large S•C. Struck a little off-centre. Appealing untouched dark green patina with a few earthen deposits. Some corrosion on the reverse and minor flaking of patina on the edge.


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1172

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AE as, Roma, 7 BC, (11,04 g). Issued by moneyer M. Salvius Otho. Bare head of Augustus right / M•SALVIVS•OTHO•III VIR•A•A•A•F•F• around large S•C. Struck off-centre. Appealing untouched dark green patina with a few earthen deposits.


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1173

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR denarius, Lugdunum 2 BC-AD 4, (3,65 g). Laureate head of Augustus right / AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / C L CAESARES (in exergue), Caius and Lucius standing facing, each togate and resting hand on shield; behind each shield a spear; simpulum and lituus between them. Small mark on obverse. Porous surfaces. Steel grey toning.


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1174

Divus Augustus. Died AD 14. AE dupondius, Roma (15,13 g). Struck under Gaius (Caligula), AD 37-41. DIVVS•AVGVSTVS / S - C, Radiate bust of Divus Augustus left / CONSENSV SENAT•ET•EQ•ORDIN•P•Q•R•, Augustus or Caligula seated left on curule chair, holding olive branch and globe. Well struck with a fine portrait. Some roughness and minor smoothing in the fields. Appealing green-brown patina.


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1175

Divus Augustus. Died AD 14. AE as, Roma (12,88 g). Struck under Titus before AD 81. DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER / Radiate bust of Divus Augustus left / IMP T VE-SP A-VG REST / S - C, Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, wings spread, head left. Dark green patina with some corrosion on the surfaces. Rare.


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1176

Agrippa. Died AD 12. AE as, Roma AD 31-47, (12,88 g). Minted under Caligula (AD 31-47). Head of Agrippa to left, wearing rostral crown / S - C, Nude Neptune standing, head left, holding dolphin and trident. Old punch marks before bust. Reverse a bit softly struck. Attractive dark green patina. A fine portrait of Agrippa.


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1177

Agrippa. Died AD 12. AE as, Roma AD 31-47, (10,80 g). Minted under Caligula (AD 31-47). Head of Agrippa to left, wearing rostral crown / S - C, Nude Neptune standing, head left, holding dolphin and trident. Corrosion on the reverse. Brown patina.


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1178

Germanicus. Died AD 19. AE dupondius, Roma AD 37-41 (16,35 g). Minted under Gaius (Caligula) AD 37-41. GERMANICVS CAESAR, Germanicus driving triumphal quadriga right, holding eagle-tipped sceptre and reins / SIGNIS RECEPT DEVICTIS GERM, Germanicus standing left, raising hand in gesture of command and holding aquila. Light brown patina with some green and red. Smoothed surfaces.


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1179

Nero & Drusus Caesar. Died AD 31 and 33 respectively. AE dupondius, Roma AD 40-41, (16,27 g). Minted under Gaius (Caligula) AD 37-41. NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES, Nero and Drusus Caesar on horseback riding right, cloaks flying / C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P III P P around large S • C. Brown-green patina. Tooled and smoothed.


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1180

Gaius (Caligula). AD 37-41. AE As Roma AD 37-38, (10,70 g). Bare head of Gaius left / VESTA/S-C, Vesta seated left on ornamented throne, holding patera and sceptre. Minor tooling-line on forehead. Brown-green patina with some roughness and earthen deposits.


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1181

Nero Claudius Drusus. Died 9 BC. AV aureus, Lugdunum AD 41-42, (7,66 g). Minted under his son, the emperor Claudius. Laureate head of Drusus left / Triumphal arch surmouted by equestrian statue between two trophies, architrave inscribed with DE GERMANIS. A few very faint scratches and small spots of earthen deposits. Very rare.


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Proveniens: Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 84, lot 1761
Ex Künker Auction 273, lot 656

Information: The triumphal arch depicted on this coin is probably Arcus Drusi that was erected to commemorate Drusus' military victories in Germany. The arch was erected by the Senate shortly after Drusus' death in AD 9, likely after instructions from Augustus. The location of the arch is still debated, and the structure is believed to be lost. The arch right in front of Porta S. Sebastiano on the Appian way has earlier been attributed to Drusus, but scholars have found no evidence for this connection. Historical sources place the real arch closer to the Baths of Caracalla and no traces of this has ever been found. The arch in front of Porta S. Sebastiano was originally flanked by two smaller arches on each side and decorated with marble panels and columns of Numidian marble. Only the central arch is still standing where the brick core, two columns of Numidian marble and traces of the triangular pediment remains. The arch was likely transformed already during the reign of Caracalla when he ordered the arch to be used as a base for the aqueduct Aqua Antoniniana which was constructed in order to supply his grandiose bath complex on the Aventine Hill. Further changes were done during the reign of Honorius when the arch was incorporated into a defensive wall around the city. In medieval times, the arch was used as base for a defensive tower and a few brick layers from this construction remains on top of the arch today.

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1182

Antonia Minor. Augusta, AD 37 and 41. AE dupondius, Roma AD 41-42, (13,45 g). Minted under Claudius. Draped bust of Antonia right / Claudius, veiled and togate, standing left, holding simpulum and volumen. Brown surfaces with some corrosion. Traces of artificial patina. Treated with wax.


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1183

Claudius. AD 41-54. AV aureus, Roma AD 46-47, (7,77 g). Laureate head of Claudius left / SPQR P*P OB CS, in three lines, all within oak-wreath. A few minor marks and tiny scratches. Attractive in hand.


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Proveniens: Purchased from A. H. Baldwin & Sons

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1184

Claudius. AD 41-54. AV aureus, Roma AD 50-54, (7,56 g). Laureate head of Claudius right / AGRIPPINAE AVGVSTAE, Diademed and draped bust of Agrippina Junior right. Very faint traces of mounting. Well struck. Rare.


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Kvalitet: 1+

Proveniens: Ex Alberto Campana collection; Ex Gasvoda collection
Ex Busso Paus Nachfolger, Sale 369, lot 437. October 31st, 2001
Ex Numismatia Ars Classica Auction 64, lot 2492; Ex Numismatia Ars Classica Auction 86, lot 117

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1185

Claudius. AD 41-54. AR denarius, Lugdunum AD 46-47, (3,63 g). Laureate head of Claudius right / CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, Constantia seated left on curule chair, raising hand to face. A few tiny marks. Deep old cabinet toning.


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1186

Claudius. AD 41-54. AE dupondius, Roma AD 41-42, (11,97 g). Bare head of Claudius left / CERES AVGVSTA, Ceres seated left on ornamental throne, holding two stalks of grain and long torch; S-C in exergue. Numerous tiny cleaning scratches on reverse. Well preserved details and with an attractive river patina.


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1187

Nero. AD 54-68. AE sestertius, Lugdunum AD 65, (28,44 g). Laureate head of Nero to right, with globe at the point of the bust / PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT / S - C, Temple of Janus with ornated roof, latticed window on the left and closed double doors on the right. Garland hanging over det arch of the doors. Old edge damage on reverse and small punch mark on back of neck. Wonderfully preserved specimen with a charming warm brown patina. Small traces of green deposits.


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Proveniens: Ex Spink inventory sale (old tag included). Sold for 1,350 pounds

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1188

Nero. AD 54-68. AE sestertius, Roma AD 65, (23,78 g). Laureate head of Nero left / PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT / S - C, Temple of Janus with closed double doors to left, latticed windows to right. Rough corroded surfaces with some flaking of patina. Dark green patina. Rare with doors on left side.


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1189

Nero. AD 54-68. AE semis, Roma AD 64, (3,15 g). Laureate head of Nero right / CER QVINQ R-OM CO / S - C, Prize table; mark of value "S" on table, urn and a wreath set on a table; shield resting against leg. Lovely green patina with roughness and earthen deposits. A fine portrait of Nero struck in very high relief.


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1190

Galba. AD 68-69. AE sestertius, Roma AD 68, (28,33 g). Laureate and draped bust of Galba right / Roma seated left on cuirass, holding sceptre and leaning on shield set on shield; S-C across fields; ROMA in exergue. Tooled and some details re-engraved. Some smoothing in the fields. Dark brown patina.


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1191

Otho. AD 69. AR denarius, Roma AD 69, (3,30 g). Bare head of Otho right / SECVRITAS P R, Securitas standing, holding wreath and sceptre. Tiny marks. Steel grey toning.


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1192

Otho. AD 69. AR denarius, Roma AD 69, (3,50 g). Bare head of Otho right / SECVRITAS P R, Securitas standing, holding wreath and sceptre. Very nice portrait of Otho. Lightly toned with darker patches.


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1193

Vitellius. AD 69. AR denarius, Roma AD 69, (3,22 g). Laureate head of Vitellius right / CONCORDIA PR, Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Edge cut and old scrapes in reverse field. Attractive deep iridescent cabinet toning.


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Proveniens: Ex Freeman and Sear, Mail Bid Sale 13, lot 441

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1194

Vitellius. AD 69. AR denarius, Roma AD 69, (3,12 g). Laureate head of Vitellius right / XV VIR SACR FAC, Tripod-lebes surmounted by dolphin right; below, raven perched right. Some deposits. Toned.


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1195

Vitellius. AD 69. AE as, Spain (Tarraco?) AD 69, (12,31 g). Laureate head of Vitellius left, globe at point of bust / FIDES EXERCITVVM, Clasped hands right; S-C in exergue. Thin black patina with copper highlights. Very minor corrosion in fields. A few small cleaning marks.


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1196

Vespasian. AD 69-79. AR denarius, Roma AD 69-70, (3,00 g). Laureate head of Vespasian right / Judea seated right below trophy, mourning. IVDAEA in exergue. Surfaces a bit matte and crystallized. Well centered for type and a well-struck reverse. Steel grey toning.


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Information: This reverse type celebrates the success of Vespasian and Titus quelling the First Jewish Revolt in AD 73. The Jews put up a hard fight against the romans and the city of Jerusalem fell after five months of siege. The future emperor Titus led the attack on the city and managed to enter when a section of the wall collapsed after being undermined or damaged. Titus let the soldiers sack and ravage the city and brought the treasures back to Rome. A scene from the sack of Jerusalem is portrayed and still visible on the triumphal arch of Titus in the Forum Romanum. The fall of Jerusalem is often marked as the end of the Jewish revolt, but the highly fortified city of Masada was not captured until AD 73. The reverse of this celebrated denarius shows a personification of Judea seated and mourning under a trophy of captured armour.

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1197

Vespasian. AD 69-79. AR denarius, Roma AD 72-73, (3,22 g). Laureate head of Vespasian right / Priestly implements; simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus. AVGVR above, TRI POT below. Some horn silver deposits and a few small marks and tiny scratches. Well struck and darkly toned.


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Proveniens: Purchased from Oslo Myntgalleri (tag included)

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1198

Vespasian. AD 69-79. AE as, Lugdunum AD 71, (12,30 g). Laureate head of Vespasian right / PROVIDENT/S-C, Altar with two doors. Old scratch on bust. Some corrosion in the fields. Dark olive-green patina.


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1199

Vespasian. AD 69-79. AE dupondius, Antioch or Rome for sirculation in Syria. Struck AD 74, (12,92 g). Laureate head of Vespasian left / PON MAX TR POT P P COS V CENS, Crossed cornucopiae before winged caduceus. Some artificial green patina applied on top of the natural brown patina. Treated with wax.


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1200

Titus. AD 79-81. As Caesar under Vespasian (AD 69-79): AE as, Lugdunum AD 77-78, (9,30 g). Laureate head of Titus right, globe at point of bust/ S-C, Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. Scattered corrosion on the surfaces. A bold portrait struck in high relief. Dark brown patina.


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1201

Titus. AD 79-81 - for Divus Vespasian. AR denarius, Roma AD 80-81, (3,27 g). Laureate head of Vespasian right / Circular shield attached to column which is surmounted by urn (shield inscribed with S C); E - X and laurel branches flanking the column. Dark patination and very minor corrosion on the reverse.


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Kvalitet: 1+/01

Proveniens: From the collection of Hannelore Scheiner
Ex Künker, eLive Auction 43, lot 165

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1202

Domitian. AD 81-96. AV aureus, Roma AD 84?, (7,53 g). Bare head of Domitian right / GERMANICUS, Domitian advancing left in quadriga, holding laurel branch and sceptre. Faint hairlines on the reverse in exergue and before driver. A few small edge marks and nick on lower part of bust. Portrait of very refined style. A very rare variety of a rare type and among the finest sold in the past 20 years of online auction records. Same dies as the one sold at NAC, auction 102, lot 507.


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Proveniens: Purchased from the inventory of Numismatica Ars Classica in 2016
Ex Oslo Myntgalleri, Auction 12, lot 794

Information: This magnificent type celebrates Domitian's military exploits in Germany against the Chatti in AD 83. Unlike Vespasian and Titus, Domitian was not a military man and had no experience from the army. Vespasian had kept him in the background during his reign and the task of quelling the Jewish revolt in AD 73 was given to the elder brother Titus. However, when Domitian himself ascended the throne in AD 81 he considered himself a military commander and constantly sent messages to the generals in the field with advices and recommendations, likely to great annoyance for the generals. In hope of winning some experiense and credibility with the army, he embarked on a successful campaign to Germany in AD 83 to fight the Chatti. Ancient authors called it a "mock triumph" and a show giving no real results. After the "success" Domitian awarded himself with the boastful title Germanicus and celebrated an elaborate triumph back in Rome. However, trouble was about to build up for Domitian and in AD 85 the Dacians crossed the Danube bringing a serious challenge for the northern frontier. Despite a decisive victory at Tapae four years later the long war had worn down the armies and Domitian was forced to conclude a truce with King Decabalus of Dacia. The truce was reckoned as a cowardly move by many romans and completely broke with the roman tradition, severely damaging the emperor's reputation. More problems were heading in Domitian's direction as the Samatians attacked the norther frontier in AD 92 and started a new conflict that was not to be solved during his reign. Some real stability was not fully achieved before the reign of Trajan and his successful campaigns against Dacia in AD 101-106. Despite his lack of military experience and meager results in military campaigns, Domitian earned the respect of the Army by raising their wages.

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