Inexpensive Ancient Roman Coins for Sale
Sizes are given in millimeters (mm). For conversion, 1 inch = 25.4 mm.

Special: Roman coin "Grab Bag" #1
$10 per coin (minimum 5). Roman bronze coins, mostly small 2nd-4th century AD rulers. Average sizes 13-23 mm. Low-grade and well-worn but each with visible details. Comes with basic attribution. #CR2588G1: $10 ea.

Special: Roman coin "Grab Bag" #2
$25 per coin. Mostly 2nd-4th century AD bronzes, with a few earlier (but more worn) types. Average sizes 14-30 mm. Nicer quality, detail on both sides, some larger examples. Occasionally a worn silver coin. Comes with full attribution. #CR2588G2: $25 ea.
See also:

Constantine the Great
Roman Hoard Coins
Inexpensive Greek Coins
Inexp. Byzantine Coins

Some nicer Roman coin examples at budget prices:

Valens, 364-378 AD. Bronze AE3 coin, Alexandria mint. His pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, DN VALENS PF AVG / Emperor advancing right, holding labarum and dragging captive behind him, GLORIA ROMANORVM; ALEG in ex. ref: RIC 1b. 15 mm, 2.44 g. #CR2613: $35

Constantine II, 337-340 AD. Gorgeous bronze coin, Antioch mint, struck 335-337 AD. Laureate, cuirassed bust right, CONSTAN-TINVS IVN NOB C / Two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them, GLORIA EXERCITVS; SMANS. ref: RIC VII 109. 18 mm, 2.42 g. Beautiful detail, reddish earthen deposits. #CR2592: $75

Constantius II, 337-361 AD. Pearl-diademed and draped bust rt, DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG / Roman soldier leaping up and spearing fallen Barbarian horseman, FEL TEMP REPARATIO (loosely translates to "Return of the Good Times"). Big 24 mm, 4.81 g. Incredible detail! #CR2295: $150

Julian II "the Apostate" 360-363 AD. LARGE bronze follis. His pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG / Bull standing right, two stars above, SECVRITAS REIPVB. A classic type by one of the last pagan rulers of Rome! Big 28 mm. 3137: $65


Imperial Rome, Julian II "The Apostate", 360 - 363 AD. AE-3. Siscia mint. DN FL CL IVLIANVS PF AVG, his helmeted and cuirassed bust lt., holding a spear and shield. / VOT V MVLT XX, within a laurel wreath, GSIS flanked by palm fronds in ex. 3.17g. ref: RIC 415. #125027: $80



Constantine II, 337-340 AD. Bronze follis, Antioch mint, struck 330-335 AD. Laureate, cuirassed bust right, CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C / Two soldiers holding spears and shields with two standards between them, GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS. Mintmark: SMANH. 17 mm, 2.61 g. ref: RIC VII Antioch 87. Nice green patina. #CR2208: $99


Gallienus, 253-268 AD. Bronze antoninianus. His radiate head right, GALLIENVS AVG / Uberitas standing left holding purse & cornucopiae, VBERITAS AVG; E rt. 20.5 mm, 3.44 g. ref: RIC 287/585 v; Normanby hoard 209, Cohen 1009. Incredible detail! Horrible photo. Must see in-hand. #NAV086: $99


Vespasian, 69-79 AD. Large bronze As, struck c. 76 AD. His laureate head right, IMP AVG F TR P COS VI / Spes standing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt, S-C. 27 mm, 9.13 g. ref: BMCRE 725-726v, Cohen 457v. Unique inscription! #CR2539: $125

Commodus, 177-192 AD. Nice bronze As of Syria, Cyrrhestica, Cyrrhus. His laureate, draped bust right / Tyche standing with rudder & cornucopiae. 26 mm, 7.56 g. Nice patina. #V0649: $75



Alexandria, Egypt. Vabalathus with Aurelian, Potin Tetradrachm struck year 271-272, Year 5 of Vabalathus and Zenobia. Laureate and draped bust of Aurelian rt. / Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus rt. Milne 1735. VF+ with lots of eye appeal. 22mm; 6.8 g. #GV0189: $75

Provincial Rome. Thrace, Anchialus. Septimius Severus 193 - 211 AD. AE-20. His laureate head right / Kybele seated left, lions by her side. 4.76g. Great portrait! #125022: $65



Constantius II, 337-361 AD. Pearl-diademed and draped bust rt, DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG. / Roman soldier leaping up and spearing fallen Barbarian horseman, FEL TEMP REPARATIO (loosely translates to "Return of the Good Times"); SMHB in ex. 18.5 mm, 2.74 g. ref: RIC VIII 82. Sharp detail. #CR2328: $99


Valerian I, 253-260 AD. Billon Antoninianus. Rome mint, struck 256-257 AD. His radiate and draped bust right, IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG / Emperor standing left holding spear and raising a kneeling figure, RESTITVTOR ORBIS. 18mm, 3.21g. ref: RIC 117; RCV 9968. #CR2570: $50


Gallienus, 253-268 AD. Silvered-bronze antoninianus, struck. 260-268 AD. Radiate bust right, GALLIENVS AVG / Urberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia, VRBERITAS AVG. 19mm, 2.82g.Dark patina with silvering evident on surfaces. cf. Cunetio hoard 1198. #CR2569: $75


Carinus, 283-285 AD. Bronze antoninianus, Antioch mint, struck 282-283 AD. Radiate & cuirassed bust rt., IMP C M AVR CARINVS NOB C / Carinus standing right, holding sceptre and receiving Victory from Carus, holding sceptre; VIRTVS AVGG, H below. 19.5 mm, 3.39 g. ref: RIC 206; Sear 12307. Rare emperor! #CR2579: $45


Constans, 337-350 AD. Small bronze AE3 coin. Pearl-diademed head right, DN CONSTANS P F AVG / VOT XX MVLT XXX within wreath. 14 mm, 0.95 g. ref: RIC VIII 34v. Gorgeous detail! #CR2578: $60


Constantius II, 337-361 AD. Pearl-diademed and draped bust rt, DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG / Roman soldier leaping up and spearing fallen Barbarian horseman, FEL TEMP REPARATIO (loosely translates to "Return of the Good Times"). Big 21 mm, 5.52 g. ref: RIC VIII 82v. #CR2577: $65


Theodosius, 379-395 AD. Tiny bronze AE4 coin, Thessalonica mint, struck 383-388 AD. Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, DN THEODOSIVS P F AVG / Roman castle camp-gate, GLORIA REI-PVBLICE. Mintmark TES. ref: RIC 62b. 13 mm, 0.89 g. #CR2580: $45


Galerius, 305-311 AD. Lovely large bronze follis, Nicomedia mint. Laureate head right, IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG / Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae, GENIO AVGVSTI CMH. Mintmark SMND. ref: Cohen 42; RIC VI 54a/66a; Sear 14508. Big 27 mm, 6.32 g. Impressive! #CR2575: $99


Galerius, 305-311 AD. Huge bronze follis. Laureate head right, GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES / Genius standing left, modius on head, holding patera from which liquid flows, and cornucopiae, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI. 26 mm, 12.24 g. and very thick! ref: RIC VI 51b. Great coin. #CR2576: $99


Gallic Empire. Tetricus II, 274 AD. As Caesar. Bronze Antoninianus. His radiate, draped bust right, C PIV ESV TETRICS CAES / Emperor standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre, PRINC IVVENT. ref: Cohen 62; Sear 11289. 18.5 mm, 2.41 g. Nice portrait. #CR2589: $60 SOLD


Gratian, 367-383 AD. Silver siliqua, Found in England! Struck at Trier. Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, D N GRATIANVS P F AVG / Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe & sceptre, VRBS ROMA. 12 mm, 0.82 g. ref: RSC 86b. Clipped in antiquity! #CR2583: $50 SOLD


Gratian, 367-383 AD. Silver siliqua, Found in England! Struck at Trier. Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, D N GRATIANVS P F AVG / Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe & sceptre, VRBS ROMA. 12 mm, 0.89 g. ref: RSC 86b. Clipped in antiquity! #CR2584: $45


Gratian, 367-383 AD. Silver siliqua, Found in England! Struck at Trier. Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, D N GRATIANVS P F AVG / Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe & sceptre, VRBS ROMA. 12 mm, 0.79 g. ref: RSC 86b. Chipped edge, clipped in antiquity! ex-Timeline, London. #CR2585: $45


Roman Egypt. Vespasian, 69-79 AD. Bronze Diobol. His laureate head right, AUTOK KAIS SEBA OUESPASIANOU / Bust of Serapis right, date LA to right. ref: RPC 2433. 25 mm, 10.81 g. #CR2536: $75


Constantius II, 337-361 AD. Pearl-diademed and draped bust rt, DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG / Roman soldier leaping up and spearing fallen Barbarian horseman, FEL TEMP REPARATIO (loosely translates to "Return of the Good Times"). Big 21 mm, 4.88 g. ref: RIC VIII 82v. #CR2611: $65


Constantius II, 337-361 AD. Bronze AE4 coin, Trier mint. Laureate, cuirassed bust right, FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C / Two soldiers holding spears and shields with two standards between them, GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS. Mintmark TR dot S. ref: RIC VII Trier 540. 19 mm, 3.01 g. Dark patina. Killer detail! #CR2616: $65 SOLD


Constantius II, 337-361 AD. Bronze AE3 coin, Trier mint. Laureate, cuirassed bust right, FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C / Two soldiers holding spears & shields with two standards between them; wreath between the standards, GLORIA EXERCITVS; TRS. ref: RIC VII 551. 17 mm, 2.54 g. Excellent soldiers! #CR2619: $65 SOLD


Constantine II, 337-340 AD. Bronze follis, struck 333 AD, Arles mint. Laureate, cuirassed bust right, CONSTANTINVS IVN N C / Two soldiers holding spears and shields, two standards between them, laurel wreath at top center, GLORIA EXERCITVS; SCONST. ref: RIC VII 371v. 19 mm, 2.76 g. Choice detail! #CR2617: $75


Roman Provincial. Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia. 2nd century AD, pseudo-autonomous fractional coin. Helmeted head of Athena right, NEIKOPOLEI / Bunch of wine grapes, PROC ICTRPON. ref: AMNG 1217. 14 mm, 1.89 g. Beautiful little coin! Rare. #CG2297: $99


Constantius I, 305-306 AD. Bronze post-reform radiate, struck 294-299 AD. Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES / Constantius standing right receiving globe from Jupiter standing opposite and holding a sceptre, K B, CONCORDIA MILITVM. 32 mm, 2.12 g. ref: RIC 19a. #CR2625: $99


Claudius, 41-54 AD. Large bronze diobol of Alexandria, Egypt. His laureate head right, TIB KLAV KAI CEBAC GERMA; date LIA to right / Winged caduceus and four ears of corn, AYTOKRA. 26 mm, 9.38 g. ref: RPC 5182; Milne 119. Rare! #CR2628: $99


Maximian, 286-310 AD. Potin tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt. Dated Year 2 =
287-288 AD. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust rt, A K M A OVA MAXIMIANOC CEB / Elpis (Spes) standing left holding flower and raising hem of skirt, L-B. 20 mm, 8.49 g. and very thick! ref: Emmett 4114. #CR2635: $
85


Roman, Gallic Empire! (Celtic). Tetricus I, 271-274 AD. Bronze radiate Antoninianus. Radiate draped bust right, IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG / Pax standing left holding wreath and scepter, PAX AVG. 20 mm, 2.10 g. ref: RIC 100, Cohen 95. #CR2637: $80


Valens, 364-378 AD. Bronze AE3 coin struck 364-367 AD. Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, DN VALENS PF AVG / Victory advancing left, holding wreath & palm, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE; ASISC in ex. ref: RIC 7b, type ii(a), Cohen 37. 19 mm, 2.51 g. Great detail! #CR2655: $75


Roman, Gallic Empire! (Celtic). Tetricus I, 271-274 AD. Bronze antoninianus c. 270-273 AD. Radiate, cuirassed bust right, IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG / Pax, standing left, holding olive branch and vertical sceptre, PAX AVG around (garbled). 18 mm, 2.76 g. ref: RIC V-2, 100 var. Crude imitative style. #CR2666: $99


Constantine II, as Caesar 317-337 AD AD. Bronze follis, Antioch mint, struck 325-326 AD. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C / Castle campgate, star above, PROVIDENTIAE CAESS. Mintmark SMANTΔ. 19 mm, 3.21 g. ref: RIC VII 65. Sharp detail, nice green patina. #CR2601: $65


Provincial Rome. Claudius, 41-54 AD. Bronze Semis of Philippi, Macedonia. His bare head left, TI CLAV AVG / Two priests ploughing right with two oxen. 16 mm, 4.67 grams and very thick! ref: RPC 1660. Dark olive-green patina. #CR2756: $125


Claudius II Gothicus, 268-270 AD. Bronze antoninianus, Rome mint. Radiate, cuirassed bust right, IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG / Jupiter standing left, head left, holding sceptre and thunderbolt, IOVI STATORI. ref: RIC 52, type 2. 22 mm, 3.77 g. Nice portrait. #CR2683: $75


Ancient Rome. Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. Huge bronze sestertius. His laureate head right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III / Moneta standing left, holding scales & cornucopiae, MONETA AVG S-C. ref: RIC 610, Sear 4196. Huge 31 mm, 19.73 g. #CR2398: $75

Caracalla & wife Julia Domna, 211-217 AD. Bronze Pentassarion, Marcianopolis mint, Moesia Inferior. Facing busts of Caracalla and Domna / Nemesis standing l, holding cubit-rule & bridle, wheel at feet. Huge 28 mm. #279019: $75



Ancient Rome. Diocletian, 284-305 AD. Huge bronze follis. His laureate head right, IMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG / Genius of the Roman People, half naked & in modius standing left before altar, holding cornucopia & pouring from patera, GENIO POPULI ROMANI; AQS in ex. 27 mm, 9.45 g. ref: Sear 3536. #CR2416: $75


Ancient Rome. Galerius,305-311 AD. Huge bronze follis struck 294 AD, Heraclea mint. His laureate head right, GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES / Genius standing left holding patera from which liquid flows & cornucopiae, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI; HTA in ex. 27 mm, 9.73 g. ref: RIC VI 18b,A. Great portrait! #CR2415: $65


Ancient Rome. Caligula! 37-41 AD. Bronze As, struck 37-38 AD. Holed in antiquity! His bare head left, C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT / Vesta seated left, holding patera and sceptre, VESTA above, S C across field. 27mm, 9.32g. ref: RIC 38, Sear5 #1803, Cohen 27. Pierced by a square nail, likely from being nailed to an altar. Interesting! #CR2636: $150


Maximianus, 286-310 AD. Bronze antoninianus with Hercules!
Rome mint, struck 291 AD. His radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG / Hercules standing left holding branch and club, lion skin over arm, HERCVLI PACIFERO. Mintmark XXI-epsilon. ref: RIC 502, Cohen 287. 23 mm, 3.65 g. Incredible detail on Hercules! #CR2654: $150


Diocletian, 284-305 AD. Huge silvered-bronze follis, struck 302 AD. His laureate head right, IMP DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG / Moneta (goddess of Money) standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Star in left field, officina letter in right field, SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR. Mintmark star-SIS. 29.5 mm, 9.71 g. ref: RIC 136a, B. Much silvering remains on surfaces! ex-CNG; ex-Seaby, London; Ex NY City private collection. #CR2593: $125


Diocletian, 284-305 AD. Huge bronze follis. Trier mint, struck 303-305 AD. His laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back, IMP DIOCLETIANVS P AVG / Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI. S-F across fields. Mintmark PTR. 28 mm, 9.95 g. ref: RIC VI Trier 578v; Fresnoy-Lès-Roye II hoard 228. Nice patina. #CR2700: $125


Ancient Rome. Gallienus, 253-268 AD. Great bronze antoninianus, Rome mint. His radiate head right, GALLIENVS AVG / Centaur walking right, drawing bow, APOLLINI CONS AVG. Officina letter Z below. 19 mm, 2.22 g. ref: RIC V-1, 163; RSC 72; Sear 10177. ex-CNG. Stunning depiction of a centaur! #NAV071: $145


Ancient Rome. Gallienus, 253-268 AD. Great bronze antoninianus, Rome mint. His radiate head right, GALLIENVS AVG / Pegasus springing right, heavenward, SOLI CONS AVG. Mintmark A. 21 mm, 2.90 g. ref: Goebl 712b; RIC V-1, Rome 283 var; cf Sear 10362. #NAV070: $160


Commodus, 177-192 AD. Huge bronze sestertius, Rome mint, Struck 181 AD. His laureate head right, draped left shoulder, M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG / Liberalitas standing left, holding pileus and scepter, LIBERTAS AVG TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P, S-C. 31.7 mm, 24.97 g. ref: RIC 311; BMCRE 457. Fine, a decent, budget example. ex-R. Holden collection, Los Angeles, CA. Acquired by father in the 1960's. #CR2143: $99 SOLD


Gallic Empire. Tetricus II, 274 AD. As Caesar. Bronze Antoninianus. His radiate, draped bust right, C PIV ESV TETRICS CAES /Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of robe, only one leg visible through robe, SPES AVGG. 18 mm, 2.10 g. ref: Cunetio 2655, Elmer 793, Appleshaw hoard 470, RIC V-2, 270 var (bust type). Great green patina! Very stylized 'Celtic' form. #CR2698: $99


Ancient Rome. Maximianus, 286-310 AD. Huge bronze follis, Rome mint, struck 297-298 AD. His laureate head right, IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG / Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae, GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI; R-S across fields. 29 mm, 10.11 g. ref: RIC VI Rome 71c. Coppery patina with black areas. #CR2417: $65


Constantinople Commemorative, struck under Constantine I The Great, 330-337 AD. Bronze coin struck 330-331 AD, Lyons mint. Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, CONSTANTINOPOLIS / Victory standing left on foot of prow of ship with scepter and leaning on shield, TRS below. ref: RIC 548v. 19 mm, 3.17 g. Beautiful detail, dark olive-green patina. #CR2618: $99 SOLD


"Urbs Roma", Rome commemorative bronze coin struck under Constantine the Great, 330-337 AD. Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma left, VRBS ROMA / She-wolf sucking the twins Romulus & Remus. Two stars above, SMTSG below = Thessalonica mint. Struck c. 330-333 AD. 18 mm, 2.35 g. Good detail, nice dark black patina. Unfortunately a terrible photo, my apologies. ex-Los Angeles, CA scholastic collection. #CR2410: $99



Constantinople Commemorative, struck under Constantine I The Great, 330-337 AD. Bronze coins struck 330-331 AD. Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, CONSTANTINOPOLIS / Victory standing left on foot of prow of ship with scepter and leaning on shield. ref: RIC 548v. A nice selection, and budget priced! #CR2437G: $50 ea.

Ancient Rome. Galerius, 305-311 AD. Huge bronze follis, Carthage mint, struck 299-303 AD. His laureate head right, MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES / Carthage standing left with fruits in both hands, SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART. Mintmark (officina) Delta. Huge 29 mm, 11.83 g. and very thick! ref: RIC VI Carthage 32b; Cohen 191; Sear 14411. Crisp detail, rich chocolate-brown patina. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CR2512: $135



Ancient Rome. Galerius, 305-311 AD. Large bronze follis, Alexandria mint, Egypt, struck 308-310 AD. His laureate head right, IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG / Genius of the Emperor standing left with modius on head, chlamys over shoulder, holds cornucopia and patera from which liquid flows, GENIO IMPERATORIS; K left, A over P right. Mintmark ALE. 24.5 mm, 4.87 g. ref: RIC 101a of Alexandria, Cohen 48. Crisp detail, rich chocolate-brown patina. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CR2513: $150


Commodus, 180-192 AD. Large bronze coin of Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Laureate head of Commodus, facing right, T KAICAP AV PH KOMODOC AV/ River God reclining left, holding a branch and leaning on an amphora that is spilling its contents. 28 mm, 9.5 grams. Light green patina. ref: Moushmov 897. Very pleasing example with great eye appeal. #GV0187: $125


Ancient Rome. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Huge brass sestertius, struck 242-243 AD. His laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / The emperor standing right, holding spear & globe, P M TR P V COS II P P; S-C. ref: RIC 307a, Cohen 267. Huge 30 mm, 19.22 g. Beautiful! #CR2031x2: $250


Ancient Rome. Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. Huge bronze sestertius. struck 156-157 AD. His laureate bust rt., ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP / Annona standing rt., holding rudder and modius, her left foot raised and set on prow, TR POT XX COS IIII SC. Massive 31 mm, 20.95 g. ref: RIC 964, BMCRE 2013, Sear 4251. Nice brassy patina, great portrait. ex-R. Valerio collection. #NAV006: $199


Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. Bronze AE 22mm of Arados, Phoenicia. Year 421 = 162/163 AD. Confronted laureate and draped busts of Aurelius and Verus, ANTWNINOC KAI OVHPOC CEBACTOI / Tyche of Antioch seated left on rudder, gesturing and holding cornucopiae; AKY APADIWN, E to left. 22 mm, 7.54 g. ref: BMC 380. #CR2524: $145


Ancient Rome. Lucius Verus, 161-169 AD. Bronze Dupondius, struck 167 AD. His radiate head right, L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / Victory advancing left, holding wreath & palm, TR POT VII IMP IIII COS III S-C. 27 mm, 15.55 g. ref: RIC III 1462, BMC-1326, Cohen 210. #CR2520: $225


Ancient Rome. Constantine II, as Caesar, 322-325 AD. Fantastic bronze AE3 coin, Ticinum mint. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C / DOMINOR - NOSTROR - CAESS around laurel wreath containing VOT X (crescent). Mintmark PT. 19 mm, 3.07 g. ref: LRBC 484, RIC VII 172,P. Excellent dark coppery tone. #CR2624: $125


Claudius, 41-54 AD. Bronze As. Bare head left, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP / Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm, S-C across field. Chunky 26.5 mm, 11.58 g. ref: RIC 100, Sear 1861, Cohen 84. Olive-green patina, earthen deposits. Great bust! #CR2641: $175


Claudius, 41-54 AD. Bronze As. Bare head left, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP / Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm, S-C across field. 26 mm, 9.88 g. ref: RIC 100, Sear 1861, Cohen 84. Olive-green patina, earthen deposits. #CR2642: $125


Constantius II, 337-361 AD. Large bronze centenionalis, Antioch mint. Pearl-diademed and draped bust rt, DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG. / Roman soldier leaping up and spearing fallen Barbarian horseman, FEL TEMP REPARATIO (loosely translates to "Return of the Good Times"). 24x15 mm, 6.29 g. Fabulous green patina with light earthen highlights. Gorgeous! Ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY, with tag: bought at Rockville Coins, White Plains, 10/23/93. #CR2204: $125


Ancient Rome. Commodus, 177-192 AD. Huge bronze sestertius. His laureate head right, M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT / Salus seated left feeding serpent coiling up in front of column between two vines; on column, statue of Bacchus holding thyrsus; on seat of Salus, Spes and a sphinx. P M TR P VIIII IMP VII COS IIII P P S-C, SALVS below. 28x30 mm, 18.06 g. ref: RIC 439, Cohen 682. Coppery patina, great portrait. ex-Sandra Wolf collection. #NAV008: $160


Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Large bronze coin of Gadara, Syria.
Dated Year 303 239-240 AD). His laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust rt., AVTOK K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB / Roman galley (ship) right with eight oarsmen, a helmsman, and a soldier holding signum standing on prow; date GT below, POMP GADAWN. 26 mm, 16.45 g. ref: Spijkerman 93; Rosenberger 90. Olive green patina, earthen deposits. Huge, thick and heavy coin. Incredible ship! This coin is a beauty... much better than the photo. #CR2304: $199


Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Large bronze coin of Gadara, Syria.
Dated Year 303 239-240 AD). His laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust rt., AVTOK K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB / Roman galley (ship) right with eight oarsmen, a helmsman, and a soldier holding signum standing on prow; date GT below, POMP GADAWN. 25 mm, 12.16 g. ref: Spijkerman 93; Rosenberger 90. Reddish-green patina, earthen deposits. Nice ship depiction... much better than the photo allows. #CR2301: $125


Caligula! Ancient Rome. Gaius Caligula, 37-41 AD. Nice bronze As, struck 37-38 AD. His bare head left, C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT / Vesta seated left, holding patera and sceptre, VESTA above, S C across field. 27 mm, 10.05 g. ref: RIC 38, Sear5 #1803, Cohen 27. Dark olive-green patina. Rome's most infamous Emperor! #CR2695: $250


Ancient Rome. Claudius, 41-54 AD. Bronze As. Bare head left, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP / Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm, S-C across field. Big and chunky 27 mm, 11.25 g. ref: RIC 100, Sear 1861, Cohen 84. Olive-green patina, earthen deposits. #CR2643: $75

Claudius, 41-54 AD. Gorgeous bronze quadrans. Rome mint, struck 41 AD. Three-legged modius, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG / PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, legend around SC. 19mm, 2.77g. ref: RIC 84; BMCRE 179. #CR2699: $125



Ancient Rome. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Silver antoninianus. His radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Apollo, bare to waist, seated left with branch, resting elbow on lyre, P M TR P V COS II P P. 22 mm, 4.65 g. ref: RIC 89, Sear 8648, RSC 261. #NAV057: $99


Tiberius & Caligula! 14-37 AD. Large bronze As, Carthago Nova, Spain. Laureate head of Tiberius left, TI CAESAR DIVI AVGV F AVG P M / Bare head of Caligula left, C.CAESAR TI.N.QVINQ IN. V.I.N.K. 28 mm, 11.03 g. ref: RPC 182, SNG 502, SGI 337, Cohen 245. Rare type! #CR2765: $125


Claudius, 41-54 AD. Bronze As. Likely a Romano-British "Celtic" imitation! His bare head left, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP / Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm, S-C across field. 25 mm, 5.23 g. ref: RIC 100, Sear 1861, Cohen 84. Nice coppery tone. #CR2766: $99


Gallienus, 253-268 AD. Bronze antoninianus, Sole reign. Siscia or Rome mint. His radiate head right, GALLIENVS AVG / Uberitas standing left holding purse & cornucopiae, VBERITAS AVG; E to right. 21 mm, 3.00 g. ref: RIC 287/585v, Cunetio hoard 1200, Normanby hoard 209, Minster hoard 44, Appleshaw hoard 49, Kirkby hoard 11, Göbl 0583a, Cohen 1009. Silvering still on surfaces. Incredible detail! #NAV087: $125


Hadrian, 117-128 AD. Huge brass sestertius. His laureate head right, IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III / Hadrian standing rt. raising kneeling turreted female figure, RESTITVTORI ORBIS TERRARVM S-C. 31 mm and thick! Nice brassy "river" patina. #279009: $95


Ancient Rome. Diocletian, 284-305 AD. Bronze antoninianus. His radiate and draped bust right, IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG / Emperor standing right, holding parazonium, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre, CONCORDIA MILITVM; officina letter A below. 22 mm, 4.01 g. ref: Cohen 33; RIC V-2 306; Sear 12635. Choice detail! Lovely dark olive-green patina. Ex New York City private collection. #CR2595: $99


Ancient Rome. Divus Constantius I (306-307 AD). Bronze Follis, struck under Constantine I, 307-308 AD. Treveri (Trier) mint. Veiled, laureate, & cuirassed bust of Constantius right, DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO / Lighted & garlanded altar, eagles at sides, MEMORIA FELIX; PTR. Big 26 mm, 7.07 g. ref: RIC 789. Nice dark olive-green patina. ex-Wayne Phillips. Very scarce! #CR2598: $175


Ancient Rome. Diocletian, 284-305 AD. Large silvered-bronze follis, Antioch mint. His laureate head right, IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG / Genius standing left, naked but for chlamis over left shoulder and modius on head, with patera from which liquor flows, and cornucopiae, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI; K to left, S over V to right. Mintmark ANT. Big 25 mm, 8.55 g. ref: RIC VI 54a. Much silvering remains on surfaces! Ex New York City private collection. #CR2594: $125


Ancient Rome. Diocletian, 284-305 AD. Large bronze follis, Antioch mint. His laureate head right, IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG / Genius standing left, naked but for chlamis over left shoulder and modius on head, with patera from which liquor flows, and cornucopiae, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI; K to left, S over V to right. Mintmark ANT. Big 27 mm, 9.99 g. ref: RIC VI 54a. Reddish to olive-green patina, earthen deposits. Ex New York City private collection; ex-Jonathan Kern. Better than photo. #CR2596: $75


Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. As Caesar. HUGE bronze sestertius, struck 145 AD, Rome mint. His bare head right, AVRELIVS CAES AVG P II F / Virtus standing right, left foot on a helmet, holding a spear and parazonium, VIRTVS COS II SC. Huge 33 mm, 29.13 grams, and extremely thick! ref: RIC Vol. 3, p. 176, no. 1252 for type. Nice dark brassy tone. #CR2758: $150


Gallienus, 253-268 AD. Silver antoninianus. His radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG / Valerian & Gallienus standing facing each other, holding sceptres, globe & Victory; VIRTVS AVGG. 20 mm, 3.88 g. ref: RSC 1311, RIC 455[j]. ex-Gimbel's, purchased in 1957! #CR2523: $75


Imperial Rome, Maxentius, 309 - 312 AD. Bronze Follis, Ostia mint. 6th Officina. IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, his laureate head rt. / AETERNITAS AVG N, Castor and Pollux facing one another, holding horses to center & spears to outside, MOSTS in ex. 25x23 mm, 6.33g. ref: RIC 35. Awesome coin! #125031: $135


Imperial Rome, Maxentius, 309 - 312 AD. Bronze Follis, Ostia mint. 4th Officina. IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, his laureate head rt. / AETERNITAS AVG N, Castor and Pollux facing one another, holding horses to center & spears to outside, MOSTS in ex. 23 mm, 6.22g. ref: RIC 35. Great patina! #125032: $155

"Urbs Roma", Rome commemorative bronze reduced centenionalis struck under Constantine the Great, 330-331 AD, Trier mint. Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma left, VRBS ROMA / She-wolf sucking the twins Romulus & Remus. Two stars above, TRP below. 16.5 mm, 2.23 g. ref: Sear 16487, RIC VII, 214-215. Nice dark coppery tone. #CR2622: $145



"Urbs Roma", Rome commemorative bronze reduced centenionalis struck under Constantine the Great, 332 AD, Lugdunum mint. Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma left, VRBS ROMA / She-wolf sucking the twins Romulus & Remus. Two stars above, dot-PLG below. 17x19 mm, 1.98 g. ref: Sear 16492, RIC VII 138. Incredible detail! Nice dark coppery tone. #CR2623: $199


Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Large bronze coin of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. Dated City Year 3 = 241/242 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands to bull & lion standing at feet on either side; AN III below. 29 mm, 15.3 g. AMNG 80, Moushmov 32. Amazing tone! #GV0598: $125


Provincial Rome. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE28 of Hadrianopolis. Laureate, Draped bust rt., AVT K M ANT GOPDIANOC AVG / Demeter standing left, with corn ears & torch. ADRIANOPOLEITWN. 28 mm, 8.6 g. Moushmov 2703. Nice, lustrous emerald-green patina #GV0590: $75


Licinius I, 308-324 AD. Bronze follis, struck c. 313-315, Cyzicus mint. His laureate head right, IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG / Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe and sceptre; eagle at foot left, IOVI CONSERVATORI; XIII in right field. Mintmark SMK. Big 23 mm, 3.59 g. ref: Sear 15218-var. Rare, unknown type with “XIII”, and the mintmark is an error "SKM". #CR2659: $85


Maximinus II Daia, 309-313 AD. Bronze follis, as Augustus, struck 312-313 AD. His laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, IMP C MAXIMINVS PF AVG / Jupiter standing facing, head left, chlamys hanging from left shoulder, holding Victory on globe, leaning on sceptre, eagle with wreath left, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN; ·TS·B· in ex. Big 23 mm, 3.88 g. ref: RIC VI 61a. Sharp hair & beard detail. ex-Frank S. Robinson, NY. #CR2393: $125


Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. "ARMENIA CAPTA". Huge orichalcum sestertius. M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS P M, laureate head right / VICT AVG TR P XVIII IMP II COS III S-C, Victory standing right holding trophy, captive Armenian at her feet. ref: RIC 890, sear5 #5013. 31 mm, 21.1 g. Scarce! #424690: $135


Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. Large bronze AE27 of Markianopolis, Moesia. AV K L CEP CEVHP, his laureate draped bust right / Dionysos standing lt., holding a kantharos and thyrsos, panther at feet. Beautiful coin with deep black patina and lustrous sheen. #GV0570: $85


Imperial Rome, Constantine II, as Caesar 326 - 337 AD. Bronze follis, struck 327-329 AD. Heraclea mint, 2nd Officina. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, his laureate and draped bust rt. / PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, camp gate with two turrets, star above and to left. 19 mm, 2.83g. ref: RIC 96. #125021: $99


"Urbs Roma", Rome commemorative bronze coin struck under Constantine the Great, 330-337 AD. Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma left, VRBS ROMA / She-wolf sucking the twins Romulus & Remus. Two stars above, SMTSG below = Thessalonica mint. Struck c. 330-333 AD. 17 mm, 2.35 g. Black patina. #CR2629: $99


Severus Alexander, 222-235 AD. Large bronze As of Akmoneia, Phrygia. Laureate bust of emperor right / Hercules standing with club, AKMONEWN around. 28 mm, 13.06 g. Great green patina. #CR2023: $60


Magnus Maximus, 383-388 AD. Rare ruler! Large bronze AE2 coin, Arles mint. His pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG / Eemperor standing left, raising kneeling female, REPARATIO REIPVB; mintmark SCON. 25 mm, 4.30 g. ref: RIC IX Arles 26a; Sear 20650. #CR2627: $75


Maximinus II, 309-313 AD. FANTASTIC bronze follis, London mint! Struck 310-312 AD. His laureate & cuirassed bust right, IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG / Genius standing left, tower on head, loins draped, holding patera and cornucopiae; star in right field, GENIO POP ROM; mintmark PLN. 22mm, 4.34 g. ref: RIC 209b. EF! Incredible detail, lustrous black patina. #CR2714: $140


Constantius II. Bronze coin struck 348-350 AD at Antioch. His pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG / Phoenix nimbate and radiate, standing right on globe, star to right, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, ANA in exergue. Fantastic coin! Great detail, lovely desert-sand patina. AE3 (18 mm). #0279: $75 SOLD - Ask about alternates!


Commodus, 180-192 AD.
Thick bronze sestertius, struck c. 190-192 AD. His laureate bust right / two crossed cornucopiae. 26 mm and thick! A decent, large coin of the notorious Commodus at a very low price! Better than photo. #0389: $65


Commodus, 180-192 AD.
Thick bronze sestertius. His laureate bust right / Fortuna standing left, holding robes. 26 mm and thick! Golden patina. A decent, large coin of the notorious Commodus at a very low price! Coin nicer in hand than photo allows. #0480: $55


Commodus, 177-192 AD. Large Bronze As of Pautalia, Thrace. Maternus, magistrate. His laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, AY K M A AYR KOMMODOC / River-god Strymon reclining left, holding vine branch in right hand, reed in left arm, resting left elbow on overturned urn from which waters flow, HGE KLI MATERNOY, PAUTALIAC / CTRYMWN in two lines below. ref: Moushmov 4142; Ruzicka 198; Imhoof (Flussgoetter) 168 var (obv. legend). 28 mm, 7.2 g. #21424: $50


Caracalla and Geta, 198-209 AD. Co-emperors, brothers and rivals to the death. Bronze Pentassarion, Marcianopolis mint, Moesia Inferior. Facing busts of Caracalla and Geta, both laureate and draped / Tyche standing l, holding rudder & cornucopiae. 27 mm. ref: AMNG 652. #279013: $75


Ancient Roman forgery! Constantius II, 337-361 AD. "Fourre" gold solidus, Nicomedia mint. An ancient forgery, in base metal with gold wash. Struck 351-355 AD. His diademed, helmeted & cuirassed bust facing, with spear over shoulder & shield decorated with horseman, FL IVL CONSTANTIVS PERP AVG / Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned supporting between them shield inscribed VOT XXX MVLT XXXX, GLORIA REIPVBLICAE. Mintmark SMNBG. ref: RIC VIII 74, Sear #3988, Cohen 112. 20.8 mm, 2.17 g. #CR2581: $125


Constantius II, 337-361 AD. Large bronze centenionalis, Antioch mint. His pearl-diademed and draped bust right, DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG / Roman soldier leaping up and spearing fallen Barbarian horseman, FEL TEMP REPARATIO (loosely translates to "Return of the Good Times"). Gamma to left, Mintmark ANB. ref: LRBC 2625, RIC VIII 132. Big 25 mm, 2.22 g. Fantastic detail, nice brown patina. From a very old collection. #CR2525: $125


Roman Egypt. Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. HUGE bronze drachm struck at Alexandria. Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius right / Bust of Serapis right, modius on head. Massive 35 mm, 23.60 grams! Heavy earthen deposits. Holed in ancient times! #CR2535: $125


Roman Egypt. Trajan, 98-117 AD. Large bronze drachm, struck year 1 (98 AD). His laureate head right, TRAIAN CEB GERM AVT KAIC NER / Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae. ref: Milne 545; Emmett 550. 28 mm, 13.29 g. #CR2537: $35


Ancient Rome. Emperor Licinius I, 308-324 AD. Large silvered-bronze reduced follis struck 311-312 AD. His laureate head right, IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG / Jupiter standing left, holding globe & scepter, A to right, eagle with wreath below, IOVI CONSERVATORI; SIS in exergue. 19.5 mm, 3.26 g. ref: RIC VI 225-229. EF, perfectly centered & sharply struck. Very nice. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. Fantastic example! #CR2292: $125 SOLD


Licinius I, 308-324 AD. Bronze follis struck c. 311-312 AD. His laureate head right, IMP C LIC LICINIVS P F AVG / Hercules standing right, leaning forwards, right hand behind his back, resting on club, lionskin over left arm, HERCVLI VICTORI. I in left field. Mintmark ANT = Antioch mint! Very rare. ref: Not in RIC! 20.3 mm, 4.14 g. #CR2632: $175


Ancient Rome. Licinius I, 308-324 AD. Silvered-bronze follis, struck 310-313 AD. Laureate, cuirassed bust right, IMP LICINIVS P F AVG / Genius standing left, towered and holding patera and cornucopiae, GENIO POP ROM; T-F. Mintmark PTR. 21 mm, 3.19 g. ref: RIC VI 845b. Nice detail! Traces of silvering remain on the surfaces. #CR2638: $99


Gratian, 367-383 AD. Bronze AE3 coin. Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG / Gratian advancing right, holding labarum and dragging captive, GLORIA ROMANORVM; F in left field. R over hooked R in right field. Mintmark Delta SISCE. 18.5 mm, 2.91 g. ref: RIC IX Siscia 14d, type xliii. #CR2677: $75


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Mesopotamia! Carrhae. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Large bronze As. His laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche left; Marsyas standing right on pedestal before. 28mm, 16.24g. ref: BMC 55-6. #CR2572: $125 SOLD