..Another Florian...and lQQkin' quite like bro...:D

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  1. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    1st ancient coin of the year..and my 2nd Florian coin in.. i reckon 90 days...but i found this guys coins to be almost on the "Hard to get" list(for me that is)...in short order anyway..i know of one peep here who has a matched set of Tacitus & Florian portrait coins similar to this one..i would think this coin would be the "July' 76" model...

    POST YOUR COINS N COMMENTS PEEPS! :) Florian(#2) 002.JPG Florian(#2) 003.JPG Florian antoninianus, 21mm, 3.49gms, Sol reverse, Lugdunum mint
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  3. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    not Florian but scarce as it is from the short 1st issue of Rome which used the same marks and same types as Florian


    A.D. 276- 282
    Ӕ Antoninianus
    20x23mm 3.4gm
    IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
    AEQVITAS AVG; Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae; Γ in right field.
    In ex. XXI
    RIC V Rome 150
  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    NICE! @ominus1 ... great coin.

    His name always reminded me of Fluoride for some reason...


    I got mine from @seth77

    AE23mm 3.54g
    Antoninian/Aurelian (VF, patina, deposits)

    AV: IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P AVG; radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear bust r.
    REV: CONCORD MILIT; Emperor togate stg. r., clasping the hand of Concordia stg. l.
    EXE: S
    REF: LV 2738; RIC V-1 57var (unlisted bust type), RIC Online #4294 7 specs listed, only one in La Venera, and only 2 from prior sales; 1st issue for Siscia mint, 2nd officina, july-august 276AD.
    A rare coin from a very brief reign, as Florian has only reigned for a couple of months in the summer of 276AD.
    Ex: @seth77
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2021
  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Nice! And with an interesting reverse type, too.


    Florian, AD 276.
    Roman billon Aurelianus, 3.28 g, 21.2 mm, 12 h.
    Cyzicus, officina 3; issue 1, AD 276.
    Obv: IMP FLORIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum.
    Rev: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Victory stg. r., holding wreath in r. hand and palm against l. shoulder, facing Emperor in military dress stg. l., r. hand outstretched and holding long sceptre in l. hand; T in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 116; MER/RIC temp #4530; Cohen 15; CBN 1982-3; RCV 11853; Hunter 20.

    Florian Schneider:

  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Cool addition either way.

    Florian (276 A.D.)
    Æ(S) Antoninianus
    O: IMP C M ANN FLORIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
    R: PROVIDEN DEOR, Providentia standing right, holding two ensigns, facing Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe; star in lower centre, mintmark –/–//KA(•)Γ(•).
    Serdica Mint
    RIC 111, BNC p.408


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  8. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    I struggled for years to find a Florian, then I got like a dozen, and I haven't seen very many lately.

    My favorite and current only example Florian antoninianus providentia deor.jpg
  9. gogili1977

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  10. Andres2

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  11. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I have an example of the same type as the OP.

    Obv:– IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Rev:– PACATOR ORBIS, Sol running left, holding up right hand, whip in left
    Minted in Lugdunum (//III) Emission 3 Officina 3. August A.D. 276
    Reference:– RIC 7 Bust type F. Cohen 46. Bastien 137

    RI 131h img.jpg

    My favourite Florian in my collection is this one

    Obv:– IMP C M AN FLORIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Rev:– VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Mars advancing right, holding a shield and spear, treading down captive.
    Minted in Lugdunum (IIII in exe.) Emission 3 Officina 4, between September to October 276 A.D.
    References:– Cohen 107. Bastien 150 (31 examples). RIC 16 Bust type C

    RI 131a img.jpg

    The same type was re-used in the first issue of Probus at the mint with a very Florian-esque portrait

    Obv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
    Rev:– VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Emperor walking right, holding spear and shield, treading down captive
    Minted in Lugdunum (IIII in exe) Emission 1, Officina 4. October 276 A.D.
    Reference:– Cohen 869, Bastien 155. RIC 56 Bust type F

    4.10 gms. 21.75mm


    And though not exactly relevant to the thread. A Tacitus from the mint too.....

    Obv:– IMP C CL TACITVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Rev:– PROVID DEOR, Providentia standing left, holding baton and cornucopia; at foot, globe
    Minted in Lugdunum (no marks), Emission 1, from October to December A.D. 275
    References:– Cohen 64. Bastien 41. RIC 49 Bust Type C

    4.23gms. 21.98mm. 180 degrees

  12. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    I should probably upgrade this some day, but I haven't seen a Salus yet, so I'll post it:
    Augustus, A.D. 276
    Billon Antoninianus
    Rome mint
    Rev: SALVS AVG - Salus, standing left, holding scepter and feeding snake rising up from altar
    XXIΔ in exergue
    RIC 40
    23mm, 3.7g.
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