CHAPTER SEVEN

CRISIS AND DECLINE A.D. 235ñ268

Maximinus I

ëThraxí, A.D. 235ñ238

HUSBAND OF PAULINA

FATHER OF MAXIMUS

Obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

IMP MAIXMINVS PIVS AVG

 

MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and sometimes cuirassed.

Maximinus I (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2000

AV Aureus

5000ñ8000

20,000ñ30,000

50,000+

2001

AV Quinarius

ó

ó

ó

2002

AR DenariusIllustrated above.

20ñ40

30ñ50

70ñ100

2003

órev Victoria GERM, Victory stg. L., captive at feet. RIC 23.

20ñ40

50ñ75

100ñ150

2004

órev VOTIS DECENNALIBVS in wreath. RIC 17.

30ñ50

100ñ150

250ñ350

2005

AR Quinarius

ó

ó

ó

Maximinus I (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2006

Æ Sestertius

20ñ40

100ñ150

250ñ350

2007

ñ rev Victoria GERMANICA SC, Victory crowning emperor, captive at his feet. RIC 70.

30ñ50

200ñ300

500ñ800

2008

Æ Dupondius obv Rad. bust r.

20ñ40

150ñ200

300ñ400

2009

Æ As

20ñ40

150ñ200

300ñ400

Maximinus I (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2010

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

30ñ50

100ñ150

200ñ300

Paulina

WIFE OF MAXIMINUSI I

MOTHER OF MAXIMUS

Obverse inscription:

Deified:

DIVA PAVLINA

Busts are right-facing, veiled and draped.

Paulina (Posthumous Commemoratives)

F

VF

EF

2011

AV Aureus rev Consecratio, Paulina reel. 1. on peacock heavenbound r. RIC 2.

ó

ó

ó

2012

AR Denarius rev As prev. RIC 2. Illustrated above.

100ñ150

200ñ300

400ñ600

2013

órev ó , peacock stg. facing. RIC 1.

100ñ150

250ñ350

500ñ800

Paulina (Posthumous Commemoratives)

F

VF

chVF

2014

Æ Sestertius rev Consecratio SC, type as 2011. RIC 3.

150ñ200

400ñ600

1000ñ1500

2015

órev ó, Diana stg. in biga r., hldg. torch. RIC 4.

200ñ300

900ó1200

ó

Paulina (Posthumous Coinage))

F

VF

chVF

2016

Æ25 of Anazarbus in Cilicia obv ΘEANœAVAEINAN CEB, dr. bust r. rev ANAZ ENΔMHTPO, crescent and seven stars, BT above, ETΔNC (yr.254=235/6) below. SNG Levante 1482.

70ñ100

250ñ350

400ñ600

Maximus

Caesar: A.D. 235/6ñ238 (under M axim inus I)

SON OF MAXIMINUS I AND PAULINA

Obverse inscriptions:

Caesar:

C IVL VERVS MAXIM VS CAES

 

IVL VERVS MAXIMVS CAES

 

MAXIMVS CAES GERM

 

MAXIMVS CAESAR GERM

Busts are rightífacing, bare-headed, draped and shown slightly from behind.

Maximus (as Caesar)

F

VF

EF

2017

AV Aureus

ó

ó

ó

2018

AR DenariusIllustrated p. 412.

70ñ100

150ñ200

300ñ400

2019

AR Quinarius

ó

ó

ó

Maximus (as Caesar)

F

VF

chVF

2020

Æ Sestertius

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

2021

órev PIETAS AVG SC, sacrificial implements. RIC 6, 8.

50ñ75

150ñ200

700ó1000

2022

Æ Dupondius or As

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

Maximus (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2023

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

50ñ75

150ñ200

300ñ400

Gordian I, A.D. 238

(Co-emperor with Gordian II)

FATHER OF GORDIAN II

GRANDFATHER IF GORDIAN III

Obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG

 

IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG

Note: These inscriptions were also used by Gordian II.

Gordian I (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2024

AV Aureus

15,000ñ20,000

50,000ñ75,000

ó

2025

AR DenariusIllustrated above.

400ñ600

1000ñ1500

2000ñ3000

Gordian I (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2026

Æ Sestertius

400ñ600

1250ñ1275

3000ñ5000

Gordian I (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2027

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

250ñ350

500ñ800

1250ñ1750

Gordian II, A.D. 238

(Co-emperor with Gordian I)

SON OF GORDIAN I

UNCLE OF GORDIAN III

Obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG

 

IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG

Note: These inscriptions were also used by Gordian I.

Gordian II (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2028

AR DenariusIllustrated above.

400ñ600

1000ñ1500

2000ñ3000

Gordian II (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2029

Æ Sestertius

400ñ600

1250ñ1750

3000ñ5000

Gordian II (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2030

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

400ñ600

1250ñ1750

2000ñ3000

Pupienus, A.D. 238

(Co-emperor with Balbinus)

Obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG (on denarii)

 

IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG (on double-denarii and ses)

 

IMP CAES PVPIEN MAXIM VS AVG (on double-denarii and aes)

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and cuirassed and shown slightly from behind.

Pupienus (as A ugustus)

F

VF

EF

2031

AV Aureus

15,000ñ20,000

50,000ñ75,000

ó

2032

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated p. 414.

100ñ150

200ñ300

400ñ600

2033

órev PATRES SENATVS, clasped hands. RIC 11.

100ñ150

200ñ300

500ñ800

2034

AR Denarius

100ñ150

200ñ300

400ñ600

Pupienus (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2035

Æ Sestertius

100ñ150

300ñ400

900ñ1200

2036

órev Liberalitas Avgvstorvm SC, Balbi-nus, Pupienus and Gordian III std. 1. on platform, soldier stg. behind, Liberalitas stg. before, citizen approaching. RIC 13ñ4.

300ñ400

900ñ1200

2000ñ3000

2037

ñ rev VOTIS DECENN ALIBVS SC in wreath. RIC 18.

300ñ400

900ñ1200

1750ñ2250

2038

Æ Dupondius obv Rad. bust r.

400ñ600

1500ñ2000

ó

2039

Æ As

400ñ600

1250ñ1750

ñ

Pupienus (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2040

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

200ñ300

500ñ800

1000ñ1500

Pupienus (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

chVF

2041

Æ34 of Tarsus in Cilicia obv Bust r. of Pupienus rev Busts of Balbinus (at 1.), Pupienus (at r.) and Gordí ian III (ctr.). Note: A companion issue was struck for Balbinus.

200ñ300

500ñ800

ó

The values are estimates for conservatively graded, essentially problem-free coins. Defects or merits will alter prices, often significantly. Dashes (ó) indicate values which cannot be accurately determined (at the high end) or which are negligible (at the low end). Coins with the same value range are not always equally valuable, for they may represent different ends of the same spectrum.

Balbinus, A.D. 238

(Co-emeperor with Pupienus)

Obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

IMP C D CAEL BALBINVS AVG (on denarii)

 

IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG (on double-denarii and ses)

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and cuirassed and shown slightly from the front.

Balbinus (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2042

AV Aureus

15,000ñ20,000

50,000ñ75,000

ó

2043

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated above.

100ñ150

200ñ300

400ñ600

2044

AR Denarius

100ñ150

200ñ300

400ñ600

2045

órev VOTIS DECENNALIBVS in wreath. RIO.

150ñ200

300ñ400

900ñ1200

2046

AR Quinarius

ó

ó

ó

Balbinus (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2047

Æ Sestertius

100ñ150

300ñ400

900ñ1200

2048

órev LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM SC, Balbinus, Pupienus and Gordian III std. 1. on platform, soldier stg. behind, Liberalitas stg. before, citizen approaching. RIC 14ñ5.

300ñ400

900ñ1200

2000ñ3000

2049

órev As 2045, but SC added. RIC 20.

300ñ400

900ñ1200

1750ñ2250

2050

Æ Dupondius obv Rad. bust r.

400ñ600

1500ñ2000

ó

2051

Æ As

400ñ600

1250ñ1750

ó

Balbinus (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2052

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

200ñ300

500ñ800

1000ñ1500

Gordian III, A.D. 238ñ244

Caesar: A.D. 238 (under Balbinus and Pupienus)

Augustus: A.D. 238ñ244

GRANDSON OF GORDIAN I

NEPHEW OF GORDIAN II

ADOPTED SUCCESSOR OF BALBINUS AND PUPIENUS

HUSBAND OF TRANQUILLINA

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

Caesar:

M ANT GORDIANVS CAES (A.D. 238)

Augustus:

IMP CAES GORDIANVS PIVS AVG (A.D. 238ñ240)

 

IMP C(A ES) M ANT GORDIANVS AVG (A.D. 240)

 

IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (A.D. 240ñ244)

As Caesar, busts are right-facing, bare-headed and draped. As Augustus, except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and/or cuirassed.

Gordian III (as Caesar)

F

VF

EF

2053

AR Denarius rev PIETAS AVGG, display of priestly implements. RIC 1.

70ñ100

200ñ300

400ñ600

2053

Gordian III (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2054

Æ Sestertius rev LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM SC, Liberalitas stg. 1. RIC 2.

150ñ200

400ñ600

1000ñ1500

2055

órev As 2053, but with SC added in ex. RIC 3.

150ñ200

400ñ600

1000ñ1500

Gordian III (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2056

AV AureusIllustrated above.

700ñ1000

1500ñ2000

4000ñ6000

2057

AV Quinarius

900ñ1200

1750ñ2250

4000ñ6000

2058

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r.

5ñ15

15ñ25

20ñ40

2059

ñ obv Rad. bust 1.

15ñ25

70ñ100

150ñ200

Gordian III (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2060

órev VOTIS DECENNABILIS in wreath. RIC 14.

15ñ25

70ñ100

150ñ200

2061

AR Denarius

15ñ25

20ñ40

50ñ75

2062

AR Quinarius

200ñ300

500ñ800

1250ñ1720

Gordian III (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2063

Æ Medallion (38mm) rev MVNIFICIENTIA GORDIANI AVG, the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater), animal combat within, flanked by statue of Fortuna and Meta Sudans.

4000ñ6000

15,000ñ20,000

30,000ñ50,000

2064

Æ Sestertius

20ñ40

50ñ75

200ñ300

2065

órev ADLOCVTIO AVGVSTI SC, Gordian, on platform, addressing three soldiers, standards and horse behind. RIC 313a-b.

200ñ300

900ñ1200

1500ñ2000

2066

órev AETERNITAS AVGVSTI SC, Gordian r. on horseback, hldg. globe. RIC 314.

50ñ75

200ñ300

400ñ600

2067

órev PM TR P II COS P P SC, Gordian, hldg. scepter, driving quadriga 1. RIC 276a.

50ñ75

200ñ300

500ñ800

2068

órev VOTIS DECENNLIBVS SC in wreath. RIC 263a.

100ñ150

500ñ800

1000ñ1500

2069

Æ Dupondius obvRad. bust r.

15ñ25

50ñ75

200ñ300

2070

Æ As

15ñ25

50ñ75

200ñ300

2071

óobv Bust 1.

70ñ100

300ñ400

ó

2072

órev As 2067. RIC 276b.

20ñ40

100ñ150

300ñ400

2073

órev VIRTVS AVGVSTI SC, Gordian std. 1. on cuirass, receiving branch from Virtus, stg. before, and being crowned by Victory, stg. behind; standards in ctr. RIC 326.

100ñ150

300ñ400

900ñ1200

Gordian III (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2074

AR or Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch

30ñ50

70ñ100

200ñ300

2075

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria issued as Caesar

70ñ100

300ñ400

500ñ800

2076

óIssued as Augustus

15ñ25

70ñ100

150ñ200

Gordian III (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

chVF

2077

Æ28 of Edessa, with King Agbar X. obv Bust r. of Gordian rev Bust 1. of Agbar X. BMC 144ff.

20ñ40

70ñ100

150ñ200

Tranquillina

Augusta, A.D. 241ñ244

WIFF OF GORDIAN III

Obverse inscription:

Augusta:

SABINIA TRANQVILLINA AVG

Except where noted, busts are right^facing, diademed and draped.

Tranquillina (as Augusta)

F

VF

EF

2078

AR Double-Denarius obv Bust r. on crescent. Illustrated above.

1500ñ2000

3000ñ5000

5000ñ8000

2079

AR Denarius

2000ñ3000

5000ñ8000

10,000ñ15,000

2080

AR Quinarius

ó

ó

ó

Tranquillina (as Augusta)

F

VF

chVF

2081

Æ Sestertius

3000ñ5000

10,000ñ15,000

ó

2082

Æ Dupondius obv Bust r. on crescent

1500ñ2000

5000ñ8000

10,000ñ15,000

2083

Æ As

1500ñ2000

5000ñ8000

10,000ñ15,000

Tranquillina (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2084

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

70ñ100

150ñ200

300ñ400

Philip I ëthe Arabí

A.D. 244ñ249

Augustus: A.D. 244ñ249

(A.D. 244ñ247: soel reign)

(A.D. 244ñ249: with Philip II)

HUSBAND OF OTACILIA SEVERA

FATHER OF PHILIP II

SON OF JULIUS MARINUS

Obverse inscription:

Augusta:

IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG (A.D. 244ñ247)

 

IMP PHILIPPVS AVG (A.D. 247ñ249)

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and/or cuirassed.

Philip I (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2085

AV Aureus

1500ñ2000

4000ñ6000

15,000ñ20,000

2086

AV Quinarius

ó

ó

ó

2087

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated above.

5ñ15

15ñ25

20ñ40

2088

óobv Rad. bust 1.

50ñ75

70ñ100

100ñ150

2089

órev Aeternitas AVGG, rider on elephant 1. RIC 58.

15ñ25

30ñ50

70ñ100

2090

órev FELICITAS IMP P in wreath. RIC 84.

15ñ25

30ñ50

70ñ100

2091

órev PAX FVNDATA CVM PERSIS, Pax stg. 1. RIC 69.

30ñ50

70ñ100

100ñ150

2092

órev SAECVLARES AVGG, with a lion, she-wolf and twins, gazelle, antelope, goat or a stag. RIC 12ff.

15ñ25

30ñ50

70ñ100

2093

órev VICTORIA CARPICA, Victory adv. r. RIC 66.

70ñ100

200ñ300

400ñ600

2094

AR Denarius

500ñ800

1250ñ1750

4000ñ6000

2095

AR Quinarius

500ñ800

1250ñ1750

3000ñ5000

Philip I (as A ugustus)

F

VF

chVF

2096

Æ Sestertius

20ñ40

50ñ75

200ñ300

2097

órev ADVENTVS AVGG SC, Philip on horseback r. RIC 165.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

2098

órev As 2089, but SC added. RIC 167a.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

Philip I (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2099

órev FIDES EXERCITVS SC, four standards. RIC 171a.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

2100

órev MILIARVM SAECVLVM SC, column inscribed COS III. RIC 157a.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

2101

órev As 2092 but SC added; with a lion, she-wolf and twins, antelope, stag or temple. RIC 158ff.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

2102

órev VOTIS DECENNALIBVS SC, in wreath. RIC 195a.

50ñ75

200ñ300

500ñ800

2103

Æ Dupondius obvRad. bust r.

15ñ25

50ñ75

200ñ300

2104

Æ As

15ñ25

50ñ75

200ñ300

 

órev As 2098. RIC 167b.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

Philip I (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2105

Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch

20ñ40

50ñ75

100ñ150

2106

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

15ñ25

70ñ100

150ñ200

Philip I (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

chVF

2107

Æ Drachm of Alexandria

70ñ100

200ñ300

400ñ600

2108

Æ35 of Apameia in Phrygia rev Ell M A VP AAEEANAPOV B AEIXI AEIAMEQN, Noah and his wife shown outside and inside of Noah??s Ark inscr. NQE, dove with olive branch flying above. BMC 182.

1500ñ2000

4000ñ6000

15,000ñ20,000

Otacilia Severa

Augusta A.D. 244ñ249

WIFE OF PHILIP I

MOTHER OF PHILIP II

Obverse inscription:

Augusta:

MARC OTACIL SEVERA AVG (A.D. 244ñ245)

 

MARCIA OTACIL(IA) SEVERA AVG (A.D. 244ñ245)

 

M OTACIL SEVERA AVG (A.D. 245ñ247)

 

OTACIL SEVERA AVG (A.D. 247ñ249)

Otacilia Severa (as Augusta)

F

VF

EF

2109

AV Aureus

1500ñ2000

4000ñ6000

15,000ñ20,000

2110

AR Double-Denarius obv Bust r. on crescent

5ñ15

15ñ25

20ñ40

2111

ó rev FECVNDITAS TEMPORVM, Tellus reel r., offering olive branch to child, another child at side. RIC 132.

200ñ300

1000ñ1500

ó

2112

ó rev SAECVLARES AVGG, hippopotamus. RIC 116b. Illustrated p. 421.

15ñ25

30ñ50

70ñ100

2113

AR Denarius

1500ñ2000

7000ñ10,000

ó

2114

AR Quinarius

700ñ1000

2000ñ3000

ó

Otacilia Severa (as Augusta)

F

VF

chVF

2115

Æ Sestertius

20ñ40

50ñ75

200ñ300

2116

ó rev MILIARVM SAECVLVM SC or SAECVLARES AVGG SC, column. RIC 199a, 202a.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

2117

ó rev As 2112, but SC added. RIC 200a.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

2118

Æ Dupondius obv Bust r. on crescent

15ñ25

50ñ75

200ñ300

2119

Æ As

15ñ25

50ñ75

200ñ300

2120

ó rev As 2116. RIC 199b, 202b.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

Otacilia Severa (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2121

Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch

30ñ50

70ñ100

200ñ300

2122

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

20ñ40

70ñ100

200ñ300

Otacilia Severa (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

chVF

2123

Æ Drachm of Alexandria

100ñ150

250ñ350

500ñ800

The values are estimates for conservatively graded, essentially problem-free coins. Defects or merits will alter prices, often significantly. Dashes (ó) indicate values which cannot be accurately determined (at the high end) or which are negligible (at the low end). Coins with the same value range are not always equally valuable, for they may represent different ends of the same spectrum.

Philip II, A.D. 247ñ249

Caesar: A.D. 244ñ247 (under Philip I)

Augustus: A.D. 247ñ249 (wtih Philip I)

SON OF PHILIP I AND OTACILIA SEVERA

GRANDSON OF JULIUS MARINUS

Obverse inscriptions:

Caesar:

M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES (A.D. 244ñ247)

 

M IVL PHILIPPVS NOBIL CAES (A.D. 244ñ247)

Augustus:

IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG (A.D. 247ñ249)

 

IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG (A.D. 247)

 

IMP PHILIPPVS AVG (A.D. 247ñ249)

As Caesar, except where noted, busts are right-facing, bare-headed and draped. As Augustus, except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and cuirassed.

Philip II (as C aesar)

F

VF

EF

2124

AV Aureus

1500ñ2000

4000ñ6000

15,000ñ20,000

2125

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r.

5ñ15

15ñ25

20ñ40

2126

ó obv Rad. bust 1.

50ñ75

70ñ100

100ñ150

2127

ó rev PIETAS AVGVSTOR, sacrificial implements. RIC 215.

15ñ25

30ñ50

70ñ100

2128

AR Denarius

500ñ800

1250ñ1750

3000ñ5000

2129

AR Quinarius

500ñ800

1250ñ1750

3000ñ5000

Philip II (as Caesar)

F

VF

chVF

2130

Æ Sestertius

20ñ40

50ñ75

200ñ300

2131

ó obv Bust 1. rev PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS SC, Philip II stg. 1., hldg. standard and spear. RIC 258c.

500ñ800

1250ñ1750

4000ñ6000

2132

Æ Dupondius or As

15ñ25

50ñ75

200ñ300

Philip II (as Caesar)

F

VF

EF

2133

AV Aureus

1500ñ2000

4000ñ6000

15,000ñ20,000

2134

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated p. 423.

5ñ15

15ñ25

20ñ40

2135

ó obv Bust 1.

50ñ75

70ñ100

100ñ150

2136

ó rev AETERNITAS AVGG, rider on elephant r. RIC 246A.

15ñ25

30ñ50

70ñ100

2137

ó rev FELICITAS IMP P in wreath. RIC 242,7.

15ñ25

30ñ50

70ñ100

2138

ó rev P M T R P VI COS P P, lion r. or I. RIC 238ñ9.

15ñ25

30ñ50

70ñ100

2139

AR Denarius

500ñ800

1250ñ1750

4000ñ6000

2140

AR Denarius

500ñ800

1250ñ1750

3000ñ5000

Philip II (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2141

Æ Sestertius

20ñ40

50ñ75

200ñ300

2142

ó rev SAECVLARES AVGG, goat stg. r., or column inscr. COS II. RIC 264a,65a.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

2143

Æ Dupondius obv Rad. bust r.

15ñ25

50ñ75

200ñ300

2144

Æ As

15ñ25

50ñ75

200ñ300

2145

ó rev VOTIS DECENNALIBVS SC in wreath. RIC 269.

30ñ50

150ñ200

300ñ400

Philip II (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2146

Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch

20ñ40

50ñ75

100ñ350

2147

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

20ñ40

100ñ150

250ñ350

Philip II (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

chVF

2148

Æ Drachm of Alexandria

70ñ100

200ñ300

400ñ600

Julius Marinus

FATHER OF PHILIP I

GRANDFATHER OF PHILIP II

Obverse inscriptions:

Deified:

ΘEΩ MAPINΩ

Julius Marinus (Posthumous Commemoratives)

F

VF

chVF

2149

Æ30 of Philippopolis in Arabia Petraea obv Bareheaded, dr. bust r. of Julius Marinus, supported by eagle stg. r, wings raised rev Roma std. 1. on shield, hldg. spear and eagle supported by two small figs., SC in field. BMC.

1250ñ1750

4000ñ6000

ó

2150

Æ22ñ24 ó. obv Sim. to prev. rev Roma stg. 1., hldg. patera and spear, shield at feet, SC in field. BMC 2. Illustrated above.

900ñ1200

2000ñ3000

ó

2151

ó obv Sim. to prev., but eagle larger and full-facing rev As prev., but no SC in field. BMC 1.

900ñ1200

2000ñ3000

ó

Note: The values stated are for lightly porous specimens.

Silbannacus, c. A.D. 248(?)

Silbannacus (as A ugustus)

F

VF

EF

2152

AR Double-Denarius obv IMP MAR SILBANNACVS AVG, rad. and cuir, bust r. rev VICTORIA AVG, Mercury stg. 1., hldg. Victory and caduceus. RIC IV, pt. Ill, p. 105, 1.

ó

ó

ó

Sponsianus, c. A.D. 248(?)

Sponsianus (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2153

AV Aureus obv IMP SPONSIANI, rad. hd. r. rev C AVG, two stg. togate men flanking column surmounted by statue, with bells above to 1. and r., and grain ears below; man on r. holds lituus, man on 1. an uncertain object. RIC IV, pt. Ill, p. 106, 1.

ó

ó

ó

Pacatian, c. A.D. 248ñ249(?)

Obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

IMP TI CL MAR PAC ATI AN VS AVG

 

IMP TI CL MAR PAC ATI AN VS P F AV(G)

Busts are right-facing, bearded, radiate, draped and cuirassed.

Pacatian (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2154

AR Double-DenariusIllustrated above.

1000ñ1500

2000ñ3000

5000ñ8000

2155

ó rev ROMAE AETER AN MIL ET PRIMO, Roma std. L, hldg. spear and Victory. RIC 6.

1500ñ2000

5000ñ8000

ó

Jotapian, C. A.D. 248ñ249(?)

Obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

IMP C M F RV IOTAPIANVS

 

IMP M F R IOTAPIANVS (A)

 

IMP M F RV IOTAPIANVS AV

Busts are right-facing, bearded, radiate and cuirassed.

Jotapian (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2156

AR Double-Denarius rev VICTORIA AVG, Victory adv. r. or 1., hldg. wreath and palm branch. RIC 1ñ2. Illustrated above.

2000ñ3000

5000ñ8000

15,000ñ20,000

Trajan Decius, A.D. 249ñ251(?)

Augustus: A.D. 249ñ251

(A.D. 249ñ251; sole reign)

(A.D. 251; with Herennius Etruscus and Hostilian)

HUSBAND OF HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA

FATHER OF HERNNIUS ETRUSCUS AND HOSTILIAN

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

IMP C M Q TRAIAN VS DECIVS AVG (AV, AR and Æ )

 

IMP CAES C MESS Q DECIO TRAI AVG (Æ only)

 

IMP CAES C MESS TRAI Q DECIO AVG (Æ only)

 

IMP TRA IA N VS DEC(IVS) AVG (AV and AR only)

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and/or cuirassed.

Trajan Decius (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2157

AV Aureus

700ñ1000

1250ñ1750

3000ñ5000

2158

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated above.

5ñ15

15ñ25

20ñ40

2159

ó rev Types depicting Dacia, the Genius of Illyria, Pannonia or the Two Pannoniae. RIC 2ff.

5ñ15

15ñ25

30ñ50

2160

ó rev VOTIS DECENNALIBVS in wreath. RIC 30.

15ñ25

70ñ100

150ñ200

2161

AR Denarius

900ñ1200

1500ñ2000

4000ñ6000

2162

AR Quinarius

300ñ400

900ñ1200

1500ñ2000

Trajan Decius (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2163

Æ Double-Sestertius obv Rad. bust r.

200ñ300

500ñ800

2000ñ3000

2164

Æ Sestertius

20ñ40

50ñ75

200ñ300

2165

ó rev Sim. to 2159. RIC 10Iff.

20ñ40

50ñ75

250ñ350

2166

ó rev LIBERALITAS AVG SC, Decius std. 1. on platform, upon which Liberalitas and soldier stand, citizen approaching. RIC 106,21.

100ñ150

300ñ400

700ñ1000

2167

órev As 2160, but SC added. RIC 110a,b.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

2168

Æ Dupondius obv Rad. bust r.

15ñ25

50ñ75

200ñ300

Trajan Decius (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2169

Æ As

15ñ25

50ñ75

200ñ300

2170

Æ Semis (or Reduced As) rev SC flanking Mars, stg. L, hldg. spear, resting against shield. RIC 128.

20ñ40

100ñ150

200ñ300

2172

Trajan Decius (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2171

Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch

20ñ40

50ñ75

100ñ150

2172

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

20ñ40

100ñ150

200ñ300

THE divi SERIES OF TRAJAN DECIUS

The reasons Decius chose to honor these eleven emperors (and to omit others) on his divi series is still puzzling to numismatists and historians. W hatever the criteria for selection, the series reflects Decius?? effort to restore cult worship of the deified emperors, and to recall the glory days of Rome just as the Empire was entering its darkest age. It seems no mere coincidence that another diversified series of divi coinage was struck nearly 150 years before by Trajan, the emperor whose surname Decius was received from the senate upon his accession (and that the doubledenarii honoring Trajan are among the most common in the series). Some researchers have speculated that Decius hoped the new, interesting designs would divert attention from the dwindling silver content of the coins. By the time of this issue, c. A.D. 250/1, the double-denarius had been so greatly reduced that it had no more silver than a Severan denarius. Though formerly attributed to Milan, the series is now securely assigned to Rome. Occasionally, divi obverses are muled with standard reverse dies used by Trajan Decius and Trebonianus Gallus (see R IC nos. 99ñ100).

The obverse always bears the image of the deified emperior named; the image is always radiate, though it sometimes is a head or a bust, in which case it may be draped and/or cuirassed, or may have slight drapery at the shoulder. The reverse is always inscribed Consecratio and features one of two types: a) eagle with open wings, standing front, head right, or b) flaming altar with four panels, sometimes with horns on top. R IC references are to the listings of Trajan Decius, vol. IV, part III, pp. 130ñ2.

2182

Trajan Decius (the divi series)

F

VF

EF

2173

AR Double-Denarius. Augustus obv DIVO AVGVSTO rev Eagle. RIC 77.

50ñ75

100ñ150

200ñ300

2174

ó As prev., but rev Altar. RIC 78.

50ñ75

100ñ150

200ñ300

2175

ó Vespasian obv DIVO VESPASIANO rev Eagle. RIC 79.

50ñ75

150ñ200

200ñ300

2176

ó As prev., but rev Altar. RIC 80.

50ñ75

150ñ200

200ñ300

2177

ó Titus obv DIVO TITO rev Eagle. RIC 81a,b.

50ñ75

150ñ200

200ñ300

2178

ó As prev., but rev Altar. RIC 82b,a.

50ñ75

150ñ200

200ñ300

2179

ó Nerva obv DIVO NERV(A)E rev Eagle. RIC 83a, b.

50ñ75

150ñ200

250ñ350

2180

ó As prev., but rev Altar. RIC 84b,a.

50ñ75

150ñ200

250ñ350

2181

ó Trajan obv DIVO TRAIANO rev Eagle. RIC 85a,b.

50ñ75

100ñ150

200ñ300

2182

ó As prev., but rev Altar. RIC 86b,a.

50ñ75

100ñ150

200ñ300

2183

ó Hadrian obv DIVO HADRIANO rev Eagle. RIC 87.

70ñ100

200ñ300

400ñ600

2184

ó As prev., but rev Altar. RIC 88.

70ñ100

200ñ300

400ñ600

2185

ó Antoninus Pius obv DIVO PIO rev Eagle. RIC 89.

50ñ75

100ñ150

200ñ300

2186

ó As prev., but rev Altar. RIC 90.

50ñ75

100ñ150

200ñ300

2187

ó Marcus Aurelius obv DIVO MARCO (ANTONINO) rev Eagle. RIC 91a,b.

50ñ75

150ñ200

250ñ350

2188

ó As prev., but rev Altar. RIC 92b,a.

50ñ75

150ñ200

250ñ350

2189

ó Commodus obv DIVO COMMODO rev Eagle. RIC 93.

50ñ75

150ñ200

200ñ300

2190

ó As prev., but rev Altar. RIC 94.

50ñ75

150ñ200

200ñ300

2191

ó Septimius Severus obv DIVO SEVERO rev Eagle. RIC 95.

50ñ75

150ñ200

250ñ350

2192

ó As prev., but rev Altar. RIC 96.

50ñ75

150ñ200

250ñ350

2193

ó Severus Alexander obv DIVO ALEXANDRO rev Eagle. RIC 97.

50ñ75

150ñ200

200ñ300

2194

ó As prev., but rev Altar. RIC 98.

50ñ75

150ñ200

200ñ300

Herennia Etruscilla

Augusta, A.D. 249ñ253(?)

WIFE OF TRAJAN DECIUS

MOTHER OF HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS AND HOSTILIAN

Obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

HER ETRVSC AVG (AR only)

 

HER ETRVSCILLA AVG (AR and AV only)

 

HERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG (Æ only)

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, diademed and draped.

Herennia Etruscilla (as Augusta)

F

VF

EF

2195

AV AureusIllustrated above.

900ñ1200

2000ñ3500

5000ñ7500

2196

AR Double-Denarius obv Bust r. on crescent

5ñ15

20ñ40

30ñ50

2197

ó rev SAECVLVM NOVVM, hexastyle temple, stg. fig. within. RIC 67a-c.

15ñ25

70ñ100

200ñ300

Herennia Etruscilla (as Augusta)

F

VF

chVF

2198

Æ Double-Sestertius obv Bust r. on crescent

900ñ1200

1750ñ2250

4000ñ6000

2199

Æ Sestertius

20ñ40

70ñ100

250ñ350

2200

Æ Dupondius obv Bust r. on crescent

20ñ40

70ñ100

200ñ350

2201

Æ As

20ñ40

70ñ100

200ñ300

2200

Herennia Etruscilla (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2202

Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch

30ñ50

100ñ150

200ñ300

2203

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

50ñ75

150ñ200

250ñ350

Herennius Etruscus, A.D. 251

Caesar: A.D. 250ñ251 (undr Trajan Decius, and with Hostilian (?))

Augustus: A.D. 251 (with Trajan Decius)

SON OF TRAJAN DECIUS AND HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA

Brother of Hostilian

Obverse inscriptions:

Caesar:

Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C

 

HEREN ETRV MES QV DECIVS CAESAR

Augustus:

IMP C Q HER R MES DECIO (or DECIVS) AVG

As Caesar, except where noted, busts are right-facing, bare-headed, draped or draped and cuirassed. As Augustus, except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and cuirassed.

Herennius Etruscus (as Caesar)

F

VF

EF

2204

AV Aureus

2000ñ3000

5000ñ8000

15,000ñ25,000

2205

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated above.

15ñ25

30ñ50

70ñ100

2206

AR Denarius

ó

ó

ó

2207

AR Quinarius

ó

ó

ó

Herennius Etruscus (as Caesar)

F

VF

chVF

2208

Æ Sestertius

30ñ50

150ñ200

400ñ600

2209

Æ Dupondius or As

50ñ75

400ñ600

ó

Herennius Etruscus (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2210

AV Aureus

2000ñ3000

7000ñ10,000

15,000ñ20,000

2211

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r.

100ñ150

400ñ600

ó

Herennius Etruscus (Provincial Coinage))

F

VF

EF

2212

Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch

30ñ50

100ñ150

250ñ350

2213

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

50ñ75

150ñ200

250ñ350

Hostilian, A.D. 251

Caesar: A.D. 250ñ251 (Variously under Trajan Decius, Herennius Etrucus (?)) and Trebonianus Gallus(?))

Augustus: A.D. 251 (with Trebonianus Gallus)

SON OF TRAJAN DECIUS AND HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA

BROTHER OF HOSTILIAN ETRUSCUS

ADOPTIVE SON OF TREBONIANUS GALLUS

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

Caesar:

C OV(A)L OSTIL MES COVINTVS CAESAR

 

C VAL HOST M QVINT CAES

 

C VAL HOST(IL) MES QVINTVS CAESAR

 

C VAL (ES) HOS MES QVINTVS N C

 

C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C

Augustus:

C OVAL OSTIL MES COVINTVS AVG

 

IMP C MES QVINTVS AVG

 

IMP CAE C VAL HOS MES QVINT(VS) AVG

 

IMP CAES C VAL HOST MES Q AVG

 

IMP CAES C VAL HOSTIL MES QVINT AVG

As Caesar, except where noted, busts are right-facing, bare-headed and draped. As Augustus, except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and/or cuirassed.

Herennius Etruscus (Provincial Coinage))

F

VF

EF

2214

AV Aureus

2000ñ3000

5000ñ8000

15,000ñ25,000

2215

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated above.

20ñ40

50ñ75

150ñ200

2216

AR Quinarius

ó

ó

ó

Hostilian (as Caesar)

F

VF

chVF

2217

Æ Sestertius

70ñ100

200ñ300

400ñ600

2218

Æ Dupondius or As

150ñ200

400ñ600

ó

Hostilian (as Caesar)

F

VF

EF

2219

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r.

30ñ50

70ñ100

200ñ300

Hostilian (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2220

Æ Sestertius

100ñ150

250ñ350

500ñ800

2221

Æ As

200ñ300

500ñ800

ó

Hostilian (Provincial Coinage

F

VF

EF

2222

Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch

50ñ75

150ñ200

300ñ400

2223

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

50ñ75

150ñ200

250ñ350

Trebonianus Gallus, A.D. 251ñ253

Augustus: A.D. 251ñ253

(A.D. 251: with Hostilian)

(A.D. 251ñ253 with Volusian)

FATHER OF VOLUSIAN

ADOPTIVE FATHER OF HOSTILIAN

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

GALLVS PIVS AVG (AR only)

 

IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG (AV, AR and JE)

 

IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG (JE only)

 

IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG (AR of Antioch only)

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and cuirassed.

Trebonianus Gallus (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2224

AV Heavy Aureus (ëBinioí) obv Rad. bust r.

1000ñ1500

3000ñ5000

5000ñ12,500

2225

AV Aureus

900ñ1200

2000ñ3500

5000ñ7500

2226

AV Light Aureus (or Quinarius)

500ñ800

1250ñ1750

3000ñ5000

2227

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r.

5ñ15

15ñ25

20ñ40

2228

ó obv GALLVS PIVS AVG, bust as prev. RIC 46b,8b.

30ñ50

150ñ200

400ñ600

2229

ó rev IVNONI MARTIALI, circular distyle tempie, Juno std. within. RIC 54.

5ñ15

30ñ50

100ñ150

Trebonianus Gallus (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2230

ó rev SAECVL(L)VM NOVVM, hexastyle tern-pie, Roma(?) std. within. RIC 90ñ1.

5ñ15

30ñ50

150ñ200

2231

ó rev VOTIS DECENNALIBVS in wreath. RIC 49.

15ñ25

70ñ100

150ñ200

2232

AR Quinarius

200ñ300

900ñ1200

1500ñ2000

Trebonianus Gallus (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2233

Æ SestertiusIllustrated p. 433.

20ñ40

50ñ75

200ñ300

2234

ó rev APOLL(O) SALVTARI SC, Apollo stg., hldg. branch and leaning on lyre set on rock. RIC 103ñ4. Note: Refers to the plague then ravaging the Empire.

20ñ40

70ñ100

250ñ350

2235

ó rev As 2229, but SC added. RIC 110a.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

2236

ó rev As 2231, but SC added. RIC 127a.

50ñ75

150ñ200

400ñ600

2237

Æ Dupondius obv Rad. bust r.

100ñ150

300ñ400

1000ñ1500

2238

Æ As

20ñ40

100ñ150

300ñ400

Trebonianus Gallus (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2239

Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch

20ñ40

50ñ75

100ñ150

2240

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

20ñ40

70ñ100

200ñ300

Volusian, A.D. 251ñ253

Caesar: A.D. 251 (under Trebonianus Gallus and Hostilian)

Augustus: A.D. 251ñ253; (with Trebonianus Callus)

SON OF TREBONIANUS GALLUS

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

Caesar:

C VIBIO VOLVSIANO CAES

Augustus:

IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG

 

IMP C V AF GAL VEND VOLVSIANO AVG

 

IMP C VOLVSIANVS AVG

 

IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG

As Caesar, except where noted, busts are right-facing, bare-headed and draped. As Augustus, except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped or draped and cuirassed.

Volusian (as Caesar)

F

VF

EF

2241

AV Aureus

2000ñ3000

5000ñ8000

15,000ñ20,000

2242

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r.

20ñ40

50ñ75

150ñ200

2243

AR Quinarius

ó

ó

ó

Volusian (as Caesar)

F

VF

chVF

2244

Æ Sestertius

70ñ100

200ñ300

400ñ600

2245

Æ Dupondius or As

150ñ200

400ñ600

ó

Volusian (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2246

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated p. 434.

30ñ50

70ñ100

200ñ300

Volusian (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2247

Æ Sestertius

100ñ150

250ñ350

500ñ800

2248

Æ As

200ñ300

500ñ800

ó

Volusian (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2249

Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch

50ñ75

150ñ200

300ñ400

2250

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

50ñ75

150ñ200

250ñ350

Aemilian, A.D. 253

HUSBAND OF CORNELIA SUPERA

Obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

IMP AEMILIANVS P AVG (AR only)

 

IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

 

IMP CAES AEMILIANVS P F AVG

 

IMP M AEMIL AEMILIANVS P F AVG (AR only)

 

IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and cuirassed.

Aemilian (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2251

AV Aureus

7000ñ10,000

20,000ñ30,000

75,000+

2252

AR Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated p. 435.

50ñ75

100ñ150

250ñ350

2253

ó rev VOTIS DECENNALIBVS in wreath. RIC 13.

50ñ75

150ñ200

300ñ400

Aemilian (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2254

Æ Sestertius

100ñ150

250ñ350

700ñ1000

2255

ó rev As 2253, but SC added. RIC 42a,54a.

150ñ200

400ñ600

1000ñ1500

2256

Æ Dupondius obv Rad. bust r.

200ñ300

500ñ800

ó

2257

Æ As

200ñ300

500ñ800

ó

Aemilian (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2258

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

150ñ200

300ñ400

700ñ1000

Cornelia Supera

Augusta, A.D. 253

WIFE OF AEMILIAN

Obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

C CORNEL SVPERA AVG

 

CORNEL SVPERA AVG

 

CO R SVPERA AVG

Busts are right-facing, diademed and draped, resting on crescent.

Cornelia Supera (as Augusta)

F

VF

EF

2259

AR Double-DenariusIllustrated above.

1500ñ2000

3000ñ5000

7000ñ10,000

Cornelia Supera (as Augusta)

F

VF

chVF

2260

Æ20 of Parium in Mysia obv G CORN SVPERA, diad. and dr. bust r. of Cornelia Supera rev Capricorn r., with cornucopia at shoulder, CGIHP below. BMC-.

150ñ200

400ñ600

900ñ1200

2261

Æ20ó. obv As prev. rev DEO AES SVB, Aesculapius, at 1., std. r., examining hoof offered by bull, at r., stg. 1., CGIHP below. BMC-.

150ñ200

400ñ600

900ñ1200

2262

Æ28 of Julia in Phrygia rev Cyblele std. 1., hldg. patera and scepter, resting on drum, lion at feet. BMC 6.

200ñ300

500ñ800

ó

2263

Æ25 of Aegeae in Cilicia rev Domed tetrastyle temple containing eagle, goat below. SNG Lev. 1792.

200ñ300

400ñ600

ó

Uranius Antoninus, A.D. 253ñ254

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

Usurper:

L IVL AVR SVL ANTONINVS

 

L IVL AVR SVLP VRA ANTONINVS

 

AVTOK COVAP ANTωNINOC CEB (many varieties and abbreviations)

Busts are right- or left-facing, laureate, draped and cuirassed.

U ranius A ntoninus (Latin Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2264

AV Aureus

3000ñ5000

7000ñ10,000

15,000ñ22,500

2265

ó rev CONSERVATOR AVG, stone of Emesa, dr. and ornamented, betw. two umbrellas. RIC 1.

7000ñ10,000

20,000ñ30,000

75,000+

2266

ó rev ó, slow quadriga 1. bearing two umbrellas and the stone of Emesa, on which is an eagle. RIC 2.

7000ñ10,000

20,000ñ30,000

50,000+

2267

ó rev P M TR P XVIIII CO S IIII P P, rad. lion 1. RIC 6.

4000ñ6000

10,000ñ15,000

20,000ñ30,000

Uranius Antoninus (Latin Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2268

ó rev SAECVLARES AVGG, column inscr. COS I. RIC 7.

4000ñ6000

10,000ñ15,000

20,000ñ30,000

2269

ó rev SOL ELAGABALVS, altar flanked at r. by umbrellas and candelabra, and on 1. by stone of Emesa with eagle; jug below. RIC 8.

7000ñ10,000

20,000ñ30,000

75,000+

Uranius Antoninus (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2270

AR Tetradrachm obv rad., dr. and cuir, bust r. rev Various types, SC in field. BMC-. Note: These large coins of high-purity silver may have been octadrachms rather than tetradrachms, which this usurper also struck in debased alloy. Illustrated above.

1500ñ2000

3000ñ5000

65000ñ85000

2271

ó rev Saddled camel stg. r., SC above. Baldus 28.

1750ñ2250

3000ñ5000

6500ñ8500

2272

Billon Tetradrachm obv laur., dr. and cuir, bust r. rev Eagle stg., facing, SC in field, EMICA in ex. BMC 22ñ3.

700ñ1000

1500ñ2000

3000ñ5000

2273

ó obv Rad., cuir, half-bust 1. hldg. spear and shield rev As prev. Baldus 15.

900ñ1200

2500ñ3500

4000ñ6000

Uranius Antoninus (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

chVF

2274

Æ30 obv Laur., dr. and cuir. bust r. rev Hexastyle temple of Elagabal at Emesa containing eagle before stone of Emesa flanked by two umbrellas; EHO (yr. 565 of the Seleucid Era = A.D. 253/4) in ex. BMC 24.

400ñ600

1250ñ1750

2500ñ3500

Valerian I, A.D. 253ñ260

Augustus: A.D. 253ñ260 (with Gallienus)

HUSBAND OF MARINIANNA

FATHER OF GALLIENUS

GRANDFATHER OF VALERIAN II AND SALONINUS

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

IMP C P LIC VALERI AN VS (P F) AVG

 

IMP VALERI AN VS (P or P F) AVG

 

VALERIANVS P F AVG

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and/or cuirassed.

Valerian I (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2275

AV Aureus

1000ñ1500

2500ñ4500

7000ñ10,000

2276

AV Light Aureus (or Quinarius)

1000ñ1500

2000ñ3000

4000ñ6000

2277

Billon Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated p. 438.

5ñ15

20ñ40

50ñ75

2278

ó As prev, but virtually Æ

ó

5ñ15

20ñ40

2279

ó rev DEO VOLKANO, tetrastyle temple, statue of Vulcan within. RIC 5.

15ñ25

50ñ75

100ñ150

2280

ó rev GALLIENVS CVM EXER SVO, statue of Jupiter, base inscr. IOVI VICTORI. RIC 7ñ8.

15ñ25

70ñ100

150ñ200

2281

ó rev VICTORIAE AVGG, Valerian, crowned by Victory, driving biga r. RIC 54.

15ñ25

70ñ100

150ñ200

2282

ó rev VICTORIA PARTICA, Victory stg. or adv. 1., sometimes with captive at feet. RIC 22.

15ñ25

50ñ75

100ñ150

2283

ó rev VOTIS DECENNALIBVS in wreath. RIC 139.

15ñ25

50ñ75

100ñ150

2284

Billon or Æ Denarius

200ñ300

500ñ800

1500ñ2000

2285

Billon or Æ Quinarius

150ñ200

400ñ600

1000ñ1500

Valerian I (as A ugustus)

F

VF

chVF

2286

Æ Sestertius

30ñ50

150ñ200

400ñ600

2287

ó rev As 2283, but SC added. RIC 184.

50ñ75

200ñ300

500ñ800

2288

Æ Dupondius obv Rad. bust r.

50ñ75

200ñ300

500ñ800

2289

Æ As

30ñ50

200ñ300

400ñ600

Valerian I (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2290

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

15ñ25

50ñ75

100ñ150

The values are estimates for conservatively graded, essentially problem-free coins. Defects or merits will alter prices, often significantly. Dashes (ó) indicate values which cannot be accurately determined (at the high end) or which are negligible (at the low end). Coins with the same value range are not always equally valuable, for they may represent different ends of the same spectrum.

Mariniana

WIFE OF VALERIAN I

MOTHER OF GALLIENUS

GRANDMOTHER OF VALERIAN II AND SALONINUS

Obverse inscription:

Deified:

DIVAE MARINIANAE

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, veiled, draped and sometimes diademed.

Mariniana (Posthumous Commemoratives)

F

VF

EF

2291

AV Aureus

5000ñ8000

15,000ñ20,000

50,000+

2292

AR or Billon Double-Denarius obv Bust r. on crescent. Illustrated above.

30ñ50

70ñ100

200ñ300

2293

ó rev FELICIT DEORVM, Felicitas stg. 1., hldg. caduceus and cornucopia. RIC 7. Note: The reverses of all other of Mariniana??s Imperial coins have the inscription CONSECRATIO and feature a peacock, either alone or carrying Mariniana heavenward.

ó

ó

ó

2294

AR or Billon Quinarius

400ñ600

1500ñ2000

ó

Mariniana (Posthumous Commemoratives)

F

VF

chVF

2295

Æ Sestertius

150ñ200

500ñ800

1500ñ2000

2296

Æ Dupondius obv Bust r. on crescent

300ñ400

1000ñ1500

ó

2297

Æ As

300ñ400

1000ñ1500

ó

Mariniana (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2298

Æ26 of Viminacium in Moesia Superior obv DIVAE MARINIANAE, veiled and dr. bust r. rev P M S COL VIM, Moesia stg. 1. betw. bull and lion, AN XV (=A.D. 253/4) in ex. BMC Note: The date, year 15 (XV), is reckoned to the colonial era of Viminacium.

50ñ75

200ñ300

400ñ600

Gallienus, A.D. 253ñ268

Augustus: A.D. 253ñ268

(A.D. 253ñ260: with Valerian I)

(A.D. 260: with Valerian I and Saloninus)

(A.D. 260ñ268 sole reign)

SON OF VALERIAN I AND MARINIANA

HUSBAND OF SALONINA

FATHER OF VALERIAN II AND SALONINUS

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

Augustus:

GALLIEN VS (P F) AVG

 

IMP GALLIENVS AVG

 

IMP GALLIENVS P (or P F) AVG

 

IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG GERM (or G M)

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate, draped and/or cuirassed.

Gallienus (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2299

AV ëBinioí (Heavy Aureus) obv Bust 1., wearing wreath of reeds.

2000ñ3000

4000ñ6000

15,000ñ20,000

2300

AV Heavy Aureus obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated above.

1000ñ1500

3000ñ5000

6000ñ8000

2301

AV Aureus

900ñ1200

1750ñ2250

3000ñ5000

2302

AV Light Aureus (or Quinarius)

700ñ1000

1250ñ1750

2500ñ3500

2303

Billon Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r.

5ñ15

20ñ40

50ñ75

2304

ó As prev, but virtually Æ

ó

5ñ15

20ñ40

2305

ó obv Bust r., wearing rad. crown over lionís scalp rev VIRTVS FALERI, display of accoutrements of Hercules. Note: This rare issue celebrates Gallienusí ancestral home, and expresses hope for renewal after the capture of his father, Valerian I.

70ñ100

250ñ350

 

2306

ó obv Half-bust r., rad. and cuir., spear over shoulder.

15ñ25

50ñ75

150ñ200

2307

ó rev Legionary series, various types. RIC 314ñ72.

20ñ40

70ñ100

200ñ300

2308

ó rev COHH PRAET VI P VI F, lion adv. r. RIC 370j. Note: A part of Gallienusí legionary series (above), this honors the praetorian guards in Rome.

20ñ40

80ñ120

250ñ350

Gallienus (as A ugustus)

F

VF

EF

2309

ó rev COS IIII P P, Gallienus, hldg. branch, in quadriga. RIC 150.

70ñ100

500ñ800

ó

2310

ó rev DEO MARTI, tetrastyle temple, statue of Mars within. RIC 10j.

20ñ40

70ñ100

200ñ300

2311

ó rev DEO VOLCANO, temple, statue of Vulcan within. RIC 633.

15ñ25

50ñ75

150ñ200

2312

ó rev FIDES MILITVM in wreath. RIC 570.

15ñ25

50ñ75

150ñ200

2313

ó rev ó, eagle stg. 1. on globe betw. two standards. RIC 14j.

15ñ25

50ñ75

150ñ200

2314

ó rev FIDEI PRAET, eagle stg. betw. two standards. RIC 568.

15ñ25

50ñ75

150ñ200

2315

ó rev IO CANTAB, Jupiter stg., hldg. thunderbolt and scepter. RIC 573.

15ñ25

50ñ75

150ñ200

2316

ó rev P M TR P XIII C VI P P, lion adv. 1., bullís head at feet. RIC 602s.

30ñ50

100ñ150

250ñ350

2317

ó rev P M TR P VII COS P P, Gallienus stg. betw. two river gods. RIC 549.

100ñ150

700ñ1000

ó

2318

ó rev RESTIT GALLIAR, Gallienus stg. 1., raising fig. of Gaul. RIC 29j.

15ñ25

50ñ75

150ñ200

2319

ó rev SISCIA AVG, Siscia std. 1 on bank of river Savus in which (below) nymph swims. RIC 582.

150ñ200

900ñ1200

ó

2320

ó rev VICTORIA GERMANICA, Victory adv. r. above globe betw. two std. captives. RIC 49

15ñ25

50ñ75

150ñ200

2321

ó rev VOTA DECENNALIA (or VICENNALIA), Victory stg. r., inscr. shield attached to palm tree. RIC 333,5404.

15ñ25

50ñ75

150ñ200

2322

ó rev VOT(IS) X ET XX in wreath. RIC 599.

15ñ25

50ñ75

150ñ200

2323

Billon or Æ Denarius

30ñ50

70ñ100

200ñ300

2324

Billon or Æ Quinarius

100ñ150

250ñ350

500ñ800

Gallienus (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2324a

Æ Double-Sestertius(?) obv Rad. bust r. cf. RIC (joint reign) 200,41; (sole reign) 383,86,91,95,403.

200ñ400

1000ñ1500

ó

2325

Æ Sestertius

15ñ25

50ñ75

250ñ350

2326

ó rev SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI in wreath. RIC 393.

50ñ75

300ñ400

ó

2327

Æ Dupondius obv Rad. bust r.

50ñ75

200ñ300

500ñ800

2328

Æ As

30ñ50

150ñ200

300ñ400

Gallienus (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2329

ñ rev OB LIBERTATEM RECEPTAM or OB REDDIT LIBERTATEM, Libertas stg. 1. RIC 424ñ5. Note: These rare bronzes celebrate the anticipated defeat of Postumus.

50ñ75

300ñ400

ó

Note: For medallic double-sestertii and sestertii of the reign of Gallienus (which often are misattributed to the ìinterregnumî that followed the death of Aurelian), see The So-Called ëInterregnum Bronzesí prior to the listings for Tacitus (275ñ276).

Gallienus (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2330

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

15ñ25

50ñ75

100ñ150

Gallienus (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

chVF

2331

Æ Drachm of Alexandria

70ñ100

200ñ300

400ñ600

Salonina

Augustus: A.D. 254ñ268

WIFF OF GALLIENUS

MOTHER OF VALERIAN II AND SALONINUS

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF VALERIAN I AND MARINIANNA

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

Augusta:

CORN SALONINA AVG

 

CORNELIA SALONINA AVG

 

SALONINA AVG

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, diademed and draped.

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

F

VF

EF

2332

AV Aureus

1000ñ1500

4000ñ6000

7000ñ12,000

2333

AV Light Aureus (or Quinarius)

900ñ1200

2000ñ3000

5000ñ8000

2334

Billon Double-Denarius obv Bust r. on crescent

5ñ15

20ñ40

50ñ75

2335

ó As prev, but virtually Æ

ó

5ñ15

20ñ40

2336

ó rev AVGVSTA IN PACE, Salonina std. 1., hldg. branch and scepter. RIC 57ñ60.

30ñ50

100ñ150

300ñ400

2337

ó rev PIETAS AVGG, Salonina, as Pietas, std. 1. with two or three children. RIC 35,59. Illustrated above.

15ñ25

70ñ100

250ñ350

Salonina (as Augusta)

F

VF

EF

2338

Billon or Æ Denarius

30ñ50

70ñ100

300ñ400

2339

Billon or Æ Quinarius

100ñ150

250ñ350

500ñ800

Salonina (as Augusta)

F

VF

chVF

2340

Æ Sestertius

70ñ100

150ñ200

400ñ600

2341

Æ Dupondius obv Bust r. on crescent

100ñ150

300ñ400

700ñ1000

2342

Æ As

50ñ75

200ñ300

400ñ600

Salonina (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2343

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

15ñ25

50ñ75

100ñ150

Salonina (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

chVF

2344

Æ Drachm of Alexandria

70ñ100

200ñ300

400ñ600

Valerian II

Caesar: A.D. 256ñ258

(under Valerian I and Gallienus)

SON OF GALLIENUS AND SALONINA

BROTHER OF SALONINUS

GRANDSON OF VALERIAN I AND MARINIANA

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

Caesar:

P C L VALERIANVS NOB C(AES)

 

P LIC VALERIANVS CAES

 

VALERIAN CAES

Deified:

DIVO CAES(ARI) VALERIANO

 

DIVO VALERIANO CAES

Except where noted, busts are right-facing, bare-headed and usually draped.

Valerian II (as Caesar)

F

VF

EF

2345

AV Aureus

2000ñ3000

5000ñ8000

15,000ñ20,000

2346

AR or Billon Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated above.

5ñ15

15ñ25

50ñ75

Valerian II (as Caesar)

F

VF

EF

2347

AR or Billon Denarius

250ñ350

900ñ1200

ó

2348

AR or Billon Quinarius

200ñ300

700ñ1000

ó

Valerian II (as Caesar)

F

VF

chVF

2349

Æ Sestertius

150ñ200

400ñ600

ó

2350

Æ As

200ñ300

500ñ800

ó

Valerian II (Posthumous Commemoratives)

F

VF

EF

2351

AV Aureus

2000ñ3000

5000ñ8000

15,000ñ20,000

2352

Billon Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r.

5ñ15

15ñ25

50ñ75

2353

Billon Quinarius

200ñ300

700ñ1000

ó

Valerian II (Posthumous Commemoratives)

F

VF

chVF

2354

Æ Sestertius

150ñ200

400ñ600

ó

2355

Æ Dupondius or As

200ñ300

500ñ800

ó

2356

Valerian II (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2356

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

50ñ75

150ñ200

300ñ400

The values are estimates for conservatively graded, essentially problem-free coins. Defects or merits will alter prices, often significantly. Dashes (ó) indicate values which cannot be accurately determined (at the high end) or which are negligible (at the low end). Coins with the same value range are not always equally valuable, for they may represent different ends of the same spectrum.

Saloninus, A.D. 260

Caesar: A.D. 258ñ260 (under Valerian I and Gallienus)

Augustus: A.D. 260 (with Gallienus)

SON OF GALLIENUS AND SALONINA

BROTHER OF VALERLAN II

GRANDSON OF VALERIAN I AND MARINIANA

Examples of obverse inscriptions:

Caesar:

LIC COR SAL VALERIANVS N CAES

 

P COR SAL VALERIANVS CAES

 

SALON VALERIANVS CAES

 

SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES

Augustus:

IMP SALON VALERIANVS AVG

As Caesar, except where noted, busts are right-facing, bare-headed and draped. As Augustus, except where noted, busts are right-facing, laureate and draped.

Saloninus (as Caesar)

F

VF

EF

2357

AV Aureus

2000ñ3000

5000ñ10,000

15,000ñ25,000

2358

AV Light Aureus (or Quinarius)

1500ñ2000

4000ñ6000

ó

2359

AR or Billon Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated above.

20ñ40

50ñ75

100ñ150

2360

AR or Billon Quinarius

150ñ200

400ñ600

ó

Saloninus (as Caesar)

F

VF

chVF

2361

Æ Sestertius

150ñ200

500ñ800

ó

2362

Æ As

200ñ300

500ñ800

ó

Saloninus (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2363

AV Aureus

ó

ó

ó

2364

Billon Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r.

200ñ300

500ñ800

ó

Saloninus (Posthum ous Com m em oratives[?])

F

VF

EF

2365

Billon Double-Denarius obv SALON VALERIANVS CAES, rad., dr. bust r. rev CONSACRATlO (sic), eagle stg. 1. RIC 15.

ó

ó

ó

Saloninus (Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2366

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

50ñ75

150ñ200

300ñ400

Macrianus, A.D. 260ñ261

(Co-Emperor with Quietus)

BROTHER OF QUIETUS

Obverse inscription:

Augustus:

IMP C FVL MACRIANVS P F AVG

Macrianus (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2367

AV Aureus

4000ñ6000

15,000ñ20,000

50,000+

2368

Billon Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated above.

20ñ40

50ñ75

150ñ200

Note:The values given for double-denarii are for lightly porous specim ens.

(Provincial Coinage)

F

VF

EF

2368a

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

70ñ100

150ñ200

250ñ350

Quietus, A.D. 260ñ261

(Co-Emperor with Quietus)

BROTHER OF MACRIANUS

Obverse inscription:

Augustus:

IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG

Quietus (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2369

AV Aureus

4000ñ6000

15,000ñ20,000

50,000+

2370

Billon Double-Denarius obv Rad. bust r. Illustrated above.

20ñ40

50ñ75

150ñ200

Note: The values given for double-denarii are for lightly porous specimens.

Quietus (as Augustus)

F

VF

chVF

2371

Æ As

ó

ó

ó

Quietus (as Augustus)

F

VF

EF

2372

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

70ñ100

150ñ200

250ñ350

Regalianus, A.D. 260

HUSBAND OF DRYANTILLA

Obverse inscription:

Augustus:

IMP C P C REGALIANVS AVG

Busts are right-facing, radiate and draped.

Regalianus (as A ugustus)

F

VF

EF

2373

AR Double-Denarius rev Various types. RIC V, pt. II, pp. 586ñ7, 1ñ8. Note: These are overstruck on earlier denarii or double-denarii. Illustrated above.

1500ñ2000

3000ñ5000

8000ñ12,000

Dryantilla

Augusta, A.D. 260

WIFE OF REGALIANUS

Obverse inscription:

Augusta:

SVLP DRYANTILLA AVG

Busts are right-facing, diademed and draped, resting on crescent.

D ryantilla (as A ugusta)

F

VF

EF

2374

AR Double-Denarius rev A EQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas stg. 1., hldg. scales and double-cornucopia. RIC V, pt. II, p. 588, 1. Note: Overstruck on earlier denarii or double-denarii. Illustrated above.

1500ñ2000

3000ñ5000

7000ñ10,000

2375

ó rev IVNO or IVNONI REGINA, Juno stg. 1., hldg. cornucopia and uncertain object. RIC 2.

1500ñ2000

3000ñ5000

7000ñ10,000

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