All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346347 (stock #valentineECC)
Many are the tales of St. Valentine, the third-century priest martyred on February 14-what we now know as Valentine’s Day. Records from that period of Roman history, the so-called Age of Chaos, are spotty, but this is what has been handed down to us:

In the year 268 CE, Caesar Marcus Aurelius Claudius Augustus, known as Claudius Gothicus, assumed the Roman throne...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346346 (stock #severusNGChg)
The withered general Septimius Severus prevailed in the perilous Year of the Five Emperors, which began with the murder of Commodus on New Year’s Eve, 192, defeating four rival claimants to the throne. He founded the Severan Dynasty which ruled the Roman Empire until 235 CE.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346344 (stock #ECC.probus)
The Story: Marcus Aurelius Probus rose through the ranks of the Roman military, achieving considerable success while defending Rome’s frontiers against Germanic tribes. He was appointed Governor of the East by Tacitus, whose death in 276 CE prompted Probus’ soldiers to proclaim him emperor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346340 (stock #ECC.manusdei)
Roman emperor Constantine I, the Great, 307 -337 AD, is best known for being the first Christian Roman emperor. According to the Christian historian Eusebius, the turning point for Christianity’s rise in Rome is attributed to the Battle of the Milvian Bridge on Oct 28, 312 AD. Before the battle, Constantine beheld a flaming cross in the sky and the words, In Hoc Signo Vinces! (In This Sign Ye Shall Conquer)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346337 (stock #antpiuslg)
Hadrian’s adopted son and heir, Antoninus Pius was notable for one reason: his pacifism. Emperors of Rome tended to be brutal individuals, drawn from the ranks of the imperial army, and quick to take up arms. It was said of Antoninus that, not only did he never commanded an army in his 23 years on the throne, but he never so much as inspected a garrison. He built the Antonine Wall, north of Hadrian’s Wall, to keep out the Picts.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346336 (stock #antpiusmg)
Hadrian's adopted son and heir, Antoninus Pius was notable for one reason: his pacifism. Emperors of Rome tended to be brutal individuals, drawn from the ranks of the imperial army, and quick to take up arms. It was said of Antoninus that, not only did he never commanded an army in his 23 years on the throne, but he never so much as inspected a garrison. He built the Antonine Wall, north of Hadrian's Wall, to keep out the Picts.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346335 (stock #antpiushg)
Hadrian’s adopted son and heir, Antoninus Pius was notable for one reason: his pacifism. Emperors of Rome tended to be brutal individuals, drawn from the ranks of the imperial army, and quick to take up arms. It was said of Antoninus that, not only did he never commanded an army in his 23 years on the throne, but he never so much as inspected a garrison. He built the Antonine Wall, north of Hadrian’s Wall, to keep out the Picts.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346333 (stock #ECC.elag)
A genuine ancient Roman silver coin of the notorious Emperor Elagabalus, renowned for his debauchery and decadence.

The cousin of the Emperor Caracalla, whose assassination in A.D. 217 led to a short period of crisis, Elagabalus was installed on the throne by his canny grandmother Julia Maesa a year later. Although he was just fourteen years of age, the new Augustus was anything but an innocent child...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346049 (stock #ECC.gordian)
238 CE is known in Roman history as the Year of the Six Emperors. In that chaotic 12-month span, the popular father-and-son co-emperors Gordian I and Gordian II were assassinated by a usurper, Maximinus Thrax, who was every bit the villain his name suggests. The Roman Senate, in an attempt to thwart Thrax, installed two of its own members, Balbinus and Pupienus, as co-emperors...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1342122 (stock #MM- TQE)
An authentic and ancient fine handled ROMAN Glass Bottle, excavated in Syria, ca. 3rd-5th Century A.D. Surface etched, muddy, iron stained with an open pontil base. Most likely used for Perfume or Precious Oils. Condition: intact, no damage. Size: 3.75" H. ( ca. 9.5 cm.) Provenance: From an antiquity dealer's estate. A delicate and very fine collector's piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1341785 (stock #WC.95)
Constantinople Mint; 336-337 CE

Obverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C. Laureate and draped bust of Constantius II facing right.

Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers standing holding spears and shields, a single standard inbetween with O on banner. CONSΓ in exergue.

Weight: 1.62 g; Diameter: 15.7 mm

Condition: Fine

Reference: RIC VII, 139

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1341782 (stock #WC.93)
Domitian (81-96 CE)

Antioch Mint; 81-83 CE

Obverse: IMP DOMITIANVS CAES AVG. Laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Reverse: S C in laurel wreath with eight bunches of leaves, terminating in a circle.

Condition: Fine

Weight: 13.35 g; Diameter: 29.1 mm

Reference: McAlee, 406


Trajan (98-117 CE)

Antioch Mint; 116/117 CE

Obverse: ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΡΙСΤ СΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚ ΠΑΡΘ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1341780 (stock #WC.92)
Tyre Mint; 218-222 CE

Obverse: IMP CAES M AV ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus wearing paludamentum facing right.

Reverse: TVRI ORVM. Prize-crown with palm branch projecting from upper opening. Inscription on crown no longer visible.

Condition: Good to Fine

Weight: 11.96; Diameter: 26.5 mm

Reference: BMC, 414-415


Antioch Mint; 361-363 CE

Obverse: D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1341777 (stock #WC.89)
Antioch Mint; 326-327 CE

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Laureate head of Constantine I facing right.

Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG. Camp gate with two turrets, no doors and star above. SMANTZ in exergue.

Weight: 3.24 g; Diameter: 18.4 mm

Reference:RIC VII, 71


Alexandria Mint; 337-340 CE

Obverse: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1341766 (stock #WC.84)
Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem) Mint; 138-161 CE

Obverse: IMP ANTONINVS AVG P P P. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Reverse: CO AE CA . Turreted and draped bust of Tyche facing right, hair in chignon.

Condition: Fine

Weight: 9.42 g; Diameter: 21.1 mm

Reference: Meshorer, 21

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337582
A scarce terracotta oillamp with a Raven, dating to the 1st. century AD.

The lamp of the type Loeschcke I B with fine brown pigments. The bird in very high relief. Beautiful early type.

Size: 95 mm.

From a Berlin private collection, bought in 1990s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1336199 (stock #hadrian)
Reign of Hadrian (117-138 CE)

Rome Mint; 134-138 CE

Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P. Bare head of Hadrian facing right.

Reverse: FELICITAS AVG. Felicitas standing left, holding short caduceus and cornucopia.

Weight: 3.1 g; Diameter: 18.1 mm

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Reference: RIC II, 233a

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Hadrian ruled Rome as Emperor from 117-138 CE after the death of Trajan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335387 (stock #ECC.marcus)
The great Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius is honored in this set, which features genuine ancient Roman silver coins of both the Emperor Marcus and his wife, Faustina the Younger.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (121-180) was one of the most brilliant rulers the western world has ever produced. His natural genius was cultivated at a young age by the emperor Hadrian, who ensured that the boy was given the best education possible...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335384 (stock #ECC.domna)
The best-known names of ancient Rome are invariably male, and in the 500 years between the reigns of Caesar Augustus and Justinian I, not a single woman held the Roman throne—not even during the chaotic Crisis of the Third Century, when new emperors claimed the throne every other year.

This does not mean that women were not vital to the greatest empire the world has ever known...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335383 (stock #ECC.hadrian)
Julius Caesar sent the first Roman troops to the isle in 55 BCE, Claudius established it as a province a century later, and many a future emperor first fought along its distant shores, but no Roman Emperor is more associated with Britannia than Hadrian. The mighty wall that bears his name stretched from the Tyne (North Sea) to the Solway (Irish Sea), marking the northern border of the Empire.

Born in Spain in 76 CE, Hadrian ascended to the throne upon the death of Trajan in 117...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335381 (stock #ECC.gallic)
By the middle of the third century, the Roman Empire began to show signs of collapse. A parade of emperors took the throne, mostly from the ranks of the military. Years of civil war and open revolt led to an erosion of territory. In the year 260, in a battle on the Eastern front, the emperor Valerian was taken prisoner by the hated Persians. He died in captivity, and his corpse was stuffed and hung on the wall of the palace of the Persian king. Valerian's capture threw the already-fractured ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335378 (stock #ECC.madonna)
Christianity, the Jewish breakaway cult that Constantine the Great elevated to the official state religion of the mighty Roman Empire, replaced old pagan beliefs in the same way Rome itself expanded its empire; by assimilating them into the new faith. Worship of various local gods and goddesses continued in modified form as veneration of the saints. And no saint was venerated more than Mary, the Virgin Mother of Jesus Christ. She represented the female in an otherwise male-dominated trinity. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335374 (stock #ECC.revel)
The Apocalypse of St. John the Divine—better known as the Book of Revelation—is the final book of the Christian Bible, and also the strangest. Its prophesy of the End of Days is filled with veiled references, obscure symbols, and enigmatic allusions, the most famous being Revelation 13:17-18: “No one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or name of the beast, or the number of his name, and his number is 666." For two millennia, this mysterious sentence has both attracted and baffled ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335372 (stock #ECC.aurelian)
It is a little-known fact that the real Father of Christmas was a staunch pagan.

Aurelian became emperor at what was, at the time, the nadir of Ancient Rome. In 270, the eastern and western sections of the empire seceded, the economy was in free-fall, plague decimated the population, and enemies lurked on all borders, eager to attack. In just five years, he managed to stop the invasions, stabilize the currency, and bring the breakaway empires back into the fold.

He credited his in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335168 (stock #9)
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Rome or Laodicea Mint; c. 198-212 CE

GETA

Rome Mint; 211 CE

Obverse: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate and bearded head of Geta facing right.

Reverse: TR P III COS II P P. Janus standing left, holding sceptre and thunderbolt.

Weight: 3.26 g; Diameter: 19.6 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 79


Rome Mint; 200-202 CE

Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT. Draped bust of Geta facing right.

Reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA. Felicitas standing left, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335166 (stock #8)
Rome Mint; 196-211 CE


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

Rome Mint; 201 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: PART MAX P M TR P VIIII. Trophy between two captives.

Weight: 2.65 g; Diameter: 19 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 176


Rome Mint; 202-210 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: VOTA SVSCEPTA XX. Septimius Severus, veiled, standing left, sa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335165 (stock #7-B)
Rome Mint; 200-213 CE


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

Rome Mint, 200-201 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: VIRT AVGG. Virtus standing left, holding Victory and resting on shield, spear against left arm.

Weight: 2.88 g; Diameter: 19.3 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 171a


Rome Mint, 200-201 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: RE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335163 (stock #7-A)
Rome Mint; 200-213 CE


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

Rome Mint; 200-201 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX. Laureate head of Septimius Severus right.

Reverse: RESTITVTOR VRBIS. Severus standing left, sacrificing with patera over tripod and holding spear.

Weight: 2.71 g; Diameter: 20 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 167a


Rome Mint; 202-210 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: FORTVNA RE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335162 (stock #6-B)
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Rome Mint; 196-217 CE


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

Rome Mint; 207 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P XV COS III P P. Victory standing right, foot on globe, inscribing shield set on palm.

Weight: 3.11 g; Diameter: 19.3 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 211


Rome Mint; 208 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P XVI COS I...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335161 (stock #6-A)
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Rome Mint; 196-217 CE


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

Rome Mint; 207 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P XV COS III P P. Victory standing right, foot on globe, inscribing shield set on palm.

Weight: 3.16 g; Diameter: 18.5 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 211


Rome Mint; 208 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P XVI COS III P...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335160 (stock #5-C)
Rome Mint; 200-215 CE


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

Rome Mint; 201 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: PART MAX P M TR P VIIII. Trophy between two captives.

Weight: 2.81 g; Diameter: 18.35 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 176


Rome Mint; 202-210 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: VOTA SVSCEPTA XX. Septimius Severus, veiled, standing l...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335158 (stock #4-d2)
Rome Mint; 201-210 CE


Rome Mint; 207 CE

Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Reverse: PONTIF TR P X COS II. Caracalla in military dress standing right. Left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.

Weight: 3.87 g; Diameter: 18.5 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 95


Rome Mint; 206-210 CE

Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Reverse: SECVRIT IMPERI. Securitas seated right o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335155 (stock #4-d1)
Rome Mint; 201-210 CE


Rome Mint; 206 CE

Obverse: Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Reverse: PONTIF TR P VIIII COS II. Mars in military dress, standing left, resting right hand on shield and holding spear.

Weight: 3.67 g; Diameter: 19.1 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 83


Rome Mint; 208 CE

Obverse: Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Reverse: PONTIF TR P XI COS III. Mars sta...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335154 (stock #4-C)
Rome or Laodicea Mint; 200-202 CE


Laodicea ad Mare Mint; 200-202 CE

Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT. Draped and cuirassed bust of Geta facing right.

Reverse: VICT AETERN. Victory flying left, holding wreath above shield on low base.

Weight: 3.05 g; Diameter: 19.1 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 101


Rome Mint; 200-202 CE

Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT. Draped bust of Geta facing right.

Reverse: SECVRIT IMPERII. Securitas seated left, holding glob...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335150 (stock #4-b2)
Rome Mint; 200-210 CE


Rome Mint; 210 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P XVIII COS III P P. Salus seated left, feeding snake held in her arms.

Weight: 2.80 g; Diameter: 18.8 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 236


Rome Mint; 209 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P XVII COS III P P. Salus seated left, feeding snake held in he...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1335147 (stock #4-B1)
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Rome Mint; 202-210 CE


Rome Mint; 209 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P XVII COS III P P. Neptune standing left, right foot on globe holding trident.

Weight: 2.57 g; Diameter: 18.5 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 228


Rome Mint; 202-210 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: FELICITAS AVGG. Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus a...