Coins from 3rd Century Crisis
The Crisis of the 3rd Century was a period in which the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion, civil war, plague, and economic depression. It began with the assassination of Emperor Severus Alexander by his own troops in 235.

By 268, the empire had split into three competing states: the Gallic Empire, the Palmyrene Empire, and the Italian-centered and independent Roman Empire. Coins from the competing empires are covered in the Secessionist Empires category.

In 270 AD, emperor Aurelian reunited the empire - coins from his reign and until the Tetrarchy was created by Diocletian in 284 AD are covered by the Recovery Period category.
3rd Century Crisis
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An AR Antoninianus struck AD 253 in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAES AEMILIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PACI AVG, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre, with legs crossed, leaning on column

Diameter: 21 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 3.79 g
This is the only example of this rarer group II issue on CoinArchives.
RIC 19
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An AR Antoninianus struck AD 238 in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PIETAS MVTVA AVGG, clasped hands

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: 7 H
Weight: 4.75 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 12; RSC 17
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An AR Denarius struck 238 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP C D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, Bust of Balbinus facing right, wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, and drapery

Reverse: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM, Providentia standing facing, head left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.44 g
Co-Augustus with Pupienus from April 22nd until they were both assassinated on July 29th.
RIC IV Balbinus 7
(4) Decius
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An AR Antoninianus struck July-December 250 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP CMQ TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: ABVNDANTIA AVG - Abundantia standing right, pouring out cornucopia

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
Sear 9364, RIC 10b, RSC 2
(5) Decius
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An AR Antoninianus struck 250 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g

Struck on a very thick flan.

Sear:9387 RIC:29c
(6) Decius
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An AR Antoninianus struck 250-251 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP CM Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, cuir. bust with rad. head right

Reverse: DACIA , Dacia standing left, holding draco standart

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 3.65 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 12b
(7) Decius
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An AR Antoninianus struck AD 250-251 in Mediolanum
Obverse: IMP CAE TRA DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: DACIA FELIX, Dacia standing left, holding standard

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 37c
(8) Decius
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An AR Antoninianus struck 249 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Bust of Decius facing right, wearing crown, cuirass, and drapery

Reverse: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius, polos on head, standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia; standard in right field

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: 7 H
Weight: 4.39 g

GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI="to the Genius (guardian spirit) of the army in Illyria"

RIC IV Trajan Decius 16c
(9) Decius
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An AR Antoninianus struck 249-251 in Rome
Obverse: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PANNONIAE, The two Pannoniae, veiled, standing front, turning right and left away from one another; each wears robe reaching to feed and holds standard; the one on right raises right hand.

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.87 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV, p. 122, 21b; C. 86.
(10) Decius
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An AR Antoninianus struck 250 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG

Reverse: Dacia standing left, holding draco standard or vertical staff surmounted by ass's head; D_ACIA

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.13 g
3rd - 4th emission
SRCV III 9368, RSC IV 16, RIC IV 12(b)
(11) Decius
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An AR Antoninianus struck 250 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG

Reverse: the Two Pannoniae, veiled, standing front, each holds standard, the one on right raises hand; PA_NNONI_AE

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.37 g
3rd - 4th emission
RIC IV 21b, RSC IV 86, SRCV III 9378
(12) Decius
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An AE Sestertius struck 249-250 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate, cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG

Reverse: Dacia standing left holding staff topped with an wolf's head; D_A_CIA / S C

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 14.23 g
Rome, 2nd - 3rd emission?, 249-250 AD small flan
SRCV III 9399, RIC IV 112a, Cohen 18
(13) Decius
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An AR Antoninianus struck 250 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG

Reverse: Trajan Decius horse riding left, raising hand and holding scepter; ADVENTVS AVG

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.92 g
Rome 3rd emission, 250 AD
SRCV III 9366, RIC IV 11b, RSC IV 4
(14) Decius
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An AR Antonini struck 249-250 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG

Reverse: Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm; VICT_ORIA AVG

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.39 g
Rome 2nd - 3rd emission, 249-250 AD
SRCV III 9387, RIC IV 29c, RSC IV 113a
(15) Decius
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An AE Semis struck AD 249-250 in Rome
Obverse: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: Mars standing left, holding shield and spear; S C across field

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 2.39 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 128; Sear 9433
(16) Decius
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An AR Antoninianus struck 249-251 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG / radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PANNONIAE / the two Pannioniae standing half-left, looking in opposite directions, each holding standard

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RIC 21b
(17) Decius
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An AR Antoninianus struck 249-251 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG / radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PANNONIAE / the two Pannioniae standing half-left, looking in opposite directions, each holding standard

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 21b
(18) Diocletian
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An BL Antoninianus struck an unknown year in Ticinum
Obverse: IMP C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG, cuir. bust with rad. head right

Reverse: HERCVLI CONSERVAT, Hercules standing right, holding lion-skin

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 3.1 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An BL Antoninianus struck 260-268 AD in Antioch
Obverse: GALLIENVS PF AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Soldier standing left holding spear and resting right hand on shield

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 3.32 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 667
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An BL Antoninianus struck 262-263 AD in Rome
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate bust right

Reverse: LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopiae, officina mark S (2) in field.

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Sear 10276, RIC 227
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An BL Antoninianus struck an unknown year in Siscia
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right

Reverse: PROVID[...], Providentia standing facing, head left(?)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Göbl 1476b
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An BL Antoninianus struck 264-266 AD in Rome
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right

Reverse: PAX AETERNA AVG, Pax standing left holding olive-branch and transverse sceptre, officina mark Δ (4) in field

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Sear 10299, RIC 253
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An BL Antoninianus struck AD 262-263 in Rome
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right

Reverse: FORTUNA REDUX, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae, officina mark S (2) in field

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Sear 10219, RIC 193
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An BL Antoninianus struck 259-260 A.D. in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.

Reverse: DEO MARTI, Mars standing left in tetrastyle temple, resting on shield and spear.

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.6 g
50
RIC 10
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An AR Antoninianus struck 258-259 A.D. in Lugdunum
Obverse: GALLIENVS dot P dot F dot AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear in right hand over shoulder, shield in left.

Reverse: GERMANICVS MAX V, Trophy (with two small shields) between two captives.

Diameter: 21 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.4 g
60
RIC 18
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An BL Antoninianus struck 265 A.D. in Antioch
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: MINERVA AVG, Minerva standing right, with spear and shield.

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.6 g
Mintmark: branch. 25
RIC 651
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An BL Antoninianus struck 260-268 A.D. in Mediolanum
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG; radiate bust right

Reverse: FORTVNA REDVX; Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; in exergue S.

Diameter: 20.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.6 g
20
RIC 484
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An BL Antoninianus struck 263-264 A.D. in Mediolanum
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right

Reverse: ORIENS AVG, Radiate Sol standing left, holding whip right, hand raised left. S in exergue.

Diameter: 19.1 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.95 g
30
RIC 494
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An AE Antoninianus struck 260-268 A.D. in Rome
Obverse: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right

Reverse: APPOLINI CONS AVG, gryphon walking left, Δ in ex.

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.8 g
20
RIC 165
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An BL Antoninianus struck AD 253-268 in Rome
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right

Reverse: AETERNITAS AVG, Sol standing half-left, raising right and holding globe in left, gamma left

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An AR Antoninianus struck 267 AD in Antioch
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Bust of Gallienus facing right, wearing crown and cuirass

Reverse: FIDES AVG, Mercury standing facing, head left, holding purse and caduceus; PXV in exergue

Diameter: 21 mm
Die Orientation: 5 H
Weight: 4.67 g
No notes for this coin
RIC V Gallienus 607f
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An AE Antoninianus struck AD 260-261 in Mediolanum
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: LEG I ADI VI P VI F, capricorn right

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 11 H
Weight: 3.19 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 315; RSC 447; Sear 10252
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An BL Antoninianus struck 265-267 A.D. in Rome
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right

Reverse: SALVS AVG, Salus standing right feeding serpent in arms

Diameter: 19.82 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.28 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 274
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An BL Antoninianus struck 260-262 AD in Mediolanum
Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust right; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: Minerva standing left, holding Victory and spear, resting hand on grounded shield; LEG I__MIN VI P VI F

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.6 g
2nd emmision
RIC V 322; MIR 36, 988r; RSC 459a
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An AE Antoninianus struck 265-267 AD in Rome
Obverse: Radiate head right; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; IOVI CONSERVAT / N

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.84 g
No notes for this coin
RIC V-1 (S), Rome 210
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An BL Antoninianus struck 264?-268 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate head right; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: Venus standing left, holding helmet and spear, shield to left; VENVS V_ICTRIX

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.23 g
Reverse of Salonina - scarce
Cunetio hoard 1104, Normanby hoard 151 (S)
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An AE Antoninianus struck 267 - IX 268 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate head right; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: hippocamp right; NEPTVNO CONS AVG / N

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.04 g
Rome 10th emission, 267 - IX 268 AD
Göbl MIR 743b, RIC V S245, SRCV III 10292
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An AE Antoninianus struck 267 - IX 268 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate head right; IMP GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: Griffin walking left; APOLLINI CONS AVG / Δ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.92 g
Rome 10th emission, 267 - IX 268 AD
RIC V 165; MIR 36, 718z; RSC 77
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An AE Antoninianus struck 267 - IX 268 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate head right; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: antelope walking left; DIANAE CONS AVG / Γ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.67 g
Rome 10th emission, 267 - IX 268 AD.
Göbl MIR 716b(2), RIC V S181, RSC IV 165, SRCV III 10200
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An BL Antoninianus struck 263-266 AD in Antioch
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: soldier standing left, holding spear and shield; VIRTVS AVGG / *

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.07 g
No notes for this coin
Göbl MIR 1617i, RIC V S668, SRCV III 10402, RSC IV 1237b cor., AHG 487
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An BL Antoninianus struck 264-266 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate head right; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: Sol standing left, raising right hand, whip in left; ORIENS AVG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.78 g
No notes for this coin
Göbl MIR 614a, RIC V S249, RSC IV 699, SRCV III 10295
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An AE Antoninianus struck 267 - IX 268 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate head right; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: panther left; LIBERO P CONS AVG B

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.97 g
Rome 10th emission, 267 - IX 268 AD
RIC V 230
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An AE Antoninianus struck 267 - IX 268 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate head right; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: hippocamp right; NEPTVNO CONS AVG / N

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.45 g
Rome 10th emission, 267 - IX 268 AD
Göbl MIR 743b, RIC V S245, SRCV III 10292
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An BL Antoninianus struck 254-255 AD in Viminacium
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP GALLIENVS P AVG

Reverse: Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting drapery; SPE_S PVBLICA

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.37 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 403, RSC 991, MIR 827q.
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An BL Antoninianus struck 254-255 AD in Viminacium? | Antioch
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: Venus half left leaning on shield, holding helmet and scepter; VENVS VICTRIX

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.75 g
No notes for this coin
RIC V 298
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An BL Antoninianus struck 265-267 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate head right; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: Abundantia standing right, pouring out cornucopia; ABVNDANTIA AVG / B

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.76 g
Rome 9th emission, 265-267 AD
Göbl MIR 574a, RIC V S157, RSC IV 5a, SRCV III 10164
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An AE Antoninianus struck 265 AD in Antioch
Obverse: radiate head left; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: Diana with moon crescent on her head holding torch; LVNA LVCIFERA

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.63 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 646; Göbl 1664e
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An BL Antoninianus struck 264 AD in Antioch
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: Victory standing left, placing shield on pedestal VICTORIA AVG SPQR

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.1 g
No notes for this coin
RIC V-1 (S), Asian Mint 665, Göbl 1550Ac
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An AE Antoninianus struck 265-267 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate head right; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: Abundantia standing right, pouring out cornucopia; ABVNDANTIA AVG / B

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.4 g
9th emission from uncleaned
Göbl MIR 574a, RIC V S157, RSC IV 5a, SRCV III 10164
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An BL Antoninianus struck 263-264 AD in Mediolanum
Obverse: radiate head left; GALLIENVS AVG

Reverse: Laetitia facing, head left, holding wreath and anchor; LAETITIA AVG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.8 g
No notes for this coin
Cunetio hoard 1585 (S)
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An AR Antoninianus struck 260-268 AD in Rome
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG / radiate head right

Reverse: VIRTVS AVG / Mars standing left, holding spear and globe. P in right field

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
Sole reign
RIC 317
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An AE Antoninianus struck 265 in Antioch
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right

Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus

Diameter: 21 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.4 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 653
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An BL Antoninianus struck 255-256 AD in Levant
Obverse: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG / radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PIETAS AVGG / Valerian and Gallienus standing facing each other, sacrificing at altar between them

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An AE Antoninianus struck AD 267-268 in Rome
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right

Reverse: NEPTVNO CONS AVG, hippocamp right; N in exergue

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 3.52 g
Purchased from Mike Vosper on 07/06/2016
RIC 245; RSC 667; Sear 10292
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An AR Antoninianus struck 242-244 AD in Antioch
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing front, head lt., raising hand, holding globe

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
Sear:8626 RIC:213
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An AE Sestertius struck 242 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Bust of Gordian facing right, wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, and drapery

Reverse: PM TR P V COS II P P, Gordian in military attire, standing facing right, holding spear and globe; SC in fields

Diameter: 32 mm
Die Orientation: 11 H
Weight: 15.02 g
RIC dates this issue 241-244 AD, several auction houses, most notably CNG, have dated this issued specifically to 242 AD.
RIC IV Gordian III 307
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An AE Sestertius struck 241-244 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right

Reverse: IOVI STATORI S C / Jupiter, nude, standing front, head left, holding long sceptre in right hand and thunderbolt in left hand

Diameter: 30 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 20.63 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 298a
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An AE Antoninianus struck 238-244 A.D. in Rome
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped bust right

Reverse: ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma seated left on cuirass, with Victory & scepter.

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.71 g
Very curious metal comp.
RIC 70
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An AE Sestertius struck 238-239 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VICTORIA AVG S-C, Victory advancing left carrying wreath & palm

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 25.35 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 258a, Cohen 358
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An AR Antoninianus struck 238-244 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / radiate draped & cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PROVID AVG, Providence standing left with scepter, pointing wand at globe at feet

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 148, RSC 296
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An AR Antoninianus struck 243-244 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

Reverse: FORT REDVX / Fortuna seated left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left, wheel under seat

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.19 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV, Part III, 143 (C2)
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An AE Sestertius struck 241-243 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Jupiter standing, facing, holding scepter and thunderbolt; IOVI__STATORI / S__C

Diameter: 29 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 15.45 g
9th - 11th emission 241 - early 243 AD my first sestertius
RIC 298a; Cohen 111
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An AE Sestertius struck 240 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Pax walking left, holding branch and scepter; PAX_AETERNA / S__C

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 19.46 g
7th emission
RIC IV-3, 319a
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An AR Antoninianus struck 240-243 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Sol standing left, raising hand and holding globe; AETER_N_ITATI AVG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.4 g
8th - 11th emission late 240 - VII 243 AD
SRCV III 8603, RIC IV 83, RSC IV 41
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An AR Antoninianus struck 241-243 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Jupiter standing, facing, holding scepter and thunderbolt; IOVI__STATORI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.84 g
9th - 11th emission 241 - VII 243 AD
SRCV III 8615, RIC IV 84, RSC IV 109
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An AR Antoninianus struck 239 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG

Reverse: Jupiter standing left holding thunderbolt and scepter, small figure of Gordian III left; P M TR P II__COS P P

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.44 g
2nd emission
SRCV III 8631, RIC IV 16, RSC IV 189
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An AR Antoninianus struck 239 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG

Reverse: Fides standing left, military ensign in left, transverse scepter in left; P M TR P II COS P P

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.51 g
2nd emission
RIC IV 15, RSC IV 205
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An BL Antoninianus struck 242-243 AD in Antioch?
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Gordian III standing right, holding spear and globe; SAECVLI FELICITAS

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.93 g
my first antoninianus
SRCV III 8659, RIC IV 216, RSC IV 319
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An AR Antoninianus struck 240-243 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Hercules standing right, resting hand on hip and leaning on club with lion skin, club set on rock; VIRTVTI AV_GVSTI

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.13 g
Rome 8th - 11th emission, late 240 - VII 243 AD
SRCV III 8670, RSC IV 404, RIC IV 95
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An AR Antoninianus struck 244 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; FORTVNA REDVX

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.75 g
Rome 14th emission, 244 AD
RIC IV 144, RSC IV 98, gVF
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An AR Antoninianus struck 238 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG

Reverse: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; VICT_ORIA__AVG

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.52 g
Rome 1st emission, 238 AD
SRCV III 8664, RIC IV 5, RSC IV 357
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An AR Antoninianus struck 240-243 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor; LAETITIA AVG N

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.39 g
Rome 8th - 11th emission, late 240 - VII 243 AD
SRCV III 8617, RIC IV 86, RSC IV 121
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An AR Antoninianus struck 241-243 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Jupiter standing, facing, holding scepter and thunderbolt; IOVI__STATORI

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.63 g
Rome 9th - 11th emission, 241 - VII 243 AD
SRCV III 8615, RIC IV 84, RSC IV 109
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An AR Antoninianus struck 243 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Felicity standing left with cauduceus and cornucopia; FELICITA_S TEMPORVM

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.6 g
Rome 12th emission, 243 AD
SRCV III 8606, RIC IV 142, RSC IV 81
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An AR Antoninianus struck 240-243 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Hercules standing right, resting hand on hip and leaning on club with lion skin, club set on rock; VIRTVTI AVGVSTI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.91 g
Rome 8th - 11th emission, late 240 - VII 243 AD
SRCV III 8670, RSC IV 404, RIC IV 95
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An AR Antoninianus struck 244 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Providentia standing left holding scepter and wand over globe; PROVIDENTIA AVG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.04 g
Roma 14th emission, 244 AD
RIC IV 150, RSC IV 299, SRCV III 8654
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An AR Denarius struck 241 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse: Pietas standing slightly left, raising hands; PIETAS AVGVSTI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.4 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 129, RSC IV 186, SRCV III 8677, Hunter III -
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An AR Denarius struck 241 - 243 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Reverse: IOVIS STATOR / Jupiter standing front, head right, holding thunderbolt & scepter

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RIC 112, RSC 113
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An AR Antoninianus struck AD 241-243 in Rome
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: P M TR P IIII COS II P P, emperor in military dress, standing right, holding transverse spear and globe

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.55 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 91
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An AR Antoninianus struck 250 AD in Rome
Obverse: HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, on crescent

Reverse: PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia seated left, holding scepter and drawing veil from face

Diameter: 241 mm
Die Orientation: 7 H
Weight: 495 g

EX Agora Auctions lot 31-185

RIC 59b; RSC 19.
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An AR Antoninianus struck 250 AD in Rome
Obverse: diademed, draped bust on crescent right; HER ETRVSCILLA AVG

Reverse: Pudicitia seated left, pulling veil and holding scepter; PVDICITIA AVG

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.1 g
Rome 3rd emission, 250 AD ex Aurea
RIC IV 59b, RSC IV 19, SRCV III 9495
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An AR Antoninianus struck 250 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, draped bust right from behind; Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C

Reverse: Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt; SPES PVBLICA

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.78 g
Rome 4th emission, 250 AD ex Aurea
RIC IV 149, RSC IV 38, Hunter III 2, SRCV III 9526
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An AR Antoninianus struck 250-251 AD in Rome
Obverse: Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C / Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PIETAS AVGG / Mercury standing left, holding purse & caduceus

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.19 g
No notes for this coin
Sear 9520
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An BL Antoninianus struck AD 251 in Rome
Obverse: C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C, radiate and draped bust right

Reverse: MARTI PROPVGNATORI, Mars advancing right, carrying spear and shield

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 11 H
Weight: 3.33 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 177b; RSC 15; Sear 9556
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An AR Antoninianus struck AD 251 in Rome
Obverse: C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C, radiate and draped bust right, seen from behind

Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Hostilian standing left, holding standard and reversed spear

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.34 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 181d (Decius); RSC 34
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An BL Antoninianus struck AD 260-261 in Antioch
Obverse: IMP C FVL MACRIANVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory and spear

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: 5 H
Weight: 4 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 11; RSC 11
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An AR Antoninianus struck ~AD 257 in Rome
Obverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE, Diademed, veiled and draped bust r., on crescent

Reverse: CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing facing, head l., spreading plumage

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 1.93 g
No notes for this coin
RIC V 3; RSC 2
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An AR Antoninianus struck AD 253-254 in Rome
Obverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE, diademed, veiled and draped bust right

Reverse: CONSECRATIO, peacock standing facing, tail spread in splendour

Diameter: 21 mm
Die Orientation: 7 H
Weight: 4.05 g
Peacocks were kept and bred in large flocks by the Romans, both for pleasure and for profit. In Roman myth and cult the peacock was sacred to the goddess Juno, and became the badge of empresses and other ladies of the imperial house as well as a regular feature on the imperial coinage. The peacock’s tail, circular like the vault of heaven when spread and jewelled as with stars, made the bird a natural symbol of the sky to which the dead ascend and hence of apotheosis and immortality. This particular coin was struck by Valerian I before he ascended the throne, and commemorates the death of his wife Mariniana.
RIC 3; Sear 10067
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An AR Denarius struck AD 237 in Rome
Obverse: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: P M TR P III COS P P, Maximinus, in military attire, standing left between two standards and resting on spear

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 2.95 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 5; BMC 161; RSC 64; Sear 8313
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An AR Denarius struck AD 235-236 in Rome
Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, drapend, and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left holding olive branch and sceptre

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
Sear 8310
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An Fourree Denarius struck 235-236 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Bust of Maximinus facing right, seen from behind, wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, and drapery

Reverse: PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing facing left, holding branch and scepter

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.24 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV Maximinus Thrax 12
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An AR Denarius struck 236 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Bust of Maximinus facing right, wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, and drapery

Reverse: PM TRP II COS PP, Maximinus in military attire, standing facing, head left, raising hand and holding spear, legionary standards on both sides

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.33 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV Maximinus Thrax 3
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An AR Denarius struck AD 235-238 in Rome
Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding military standard in each hand

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.98 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 7A
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An AE Denarius struck 235-238 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate draped bust right

Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing holding baton and cornucopia, globe at feet

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 2.22 g

EX agora auctions lot 29-236.

A so-called 'Limes' (border) denarius struck in bronze.

cf RIC:13
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An AE Sestertius struck 236-238 AD in Rome
Obverse: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Bust of Maximinus facing right, wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, and drapery

Reverse: VICTORIA GERMANICA, Victory standing facing, wearing drapery, head left, holding wreath and palm; bound captive at left; SC in fields

Diameter: 30 mm
Die Orientation: 5 H
Weight: 23.15 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV Maximinus Thrax 90
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An AE Sestertius struck 236-238 AD in Rome
Obverse: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM / Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: FIDES MILITVM S-C, Fides standing left holding two standards

Diameter: 33 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 22.65 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 78
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An AR Denarius struck 236 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM

Reverse: Maximinus standing left, raising hand and holding scepter; standard on either side; P M TR P II__COS P P

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.01 g
Rome 2nd emission, II - XII 236 AD
RIC IV 4, RSC III 56
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An AR Denarius struck 236 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG / laureate, draped bust right

Reverse: FIDES MILITVM / Fides standing left, a standard in each hand

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.92 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 7A, RSC 7a
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An AE Sestertius struck 235-236 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG

Reverse: Victory advancing right holding wreath and palm; VICTORIA AVG / S C

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
III 235 - I 236 AD 2nd emission
RIC IV 67