From Auction yesterday....

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Won this .....
    AR Antoninianus ND Roma Mint
    20mm. 3.92g. 12h. .350

    Radiant bust Right/ Draped/ Cuirassed

    Temple/ Goddess Juno Seated inside facing

    Gaius Vibius Afinus Gallus Vendumnianus Volusianus as Caesar

    He was the son of Trebonnius Gallus/ he was elevated to Augustus after the death of his brother Hostilianus in 251. Later was murdered with his Father by rebellious soldiers. Please post your Volusianus coins:) brm_662743 (2).jpg
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  3. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Wow! That's really nice!!!..Wonderful reverse with cool 3d effect!
    Hadn't seen one of these before..
  4. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    but... it's not gold!? Did you notice that too, @panzerman? ;-)

    Seriously, neat coin, lovely reverse! Do you know something about the temple displayed on the reverse?
    Unfortunately I don't have a coin of Volusianus to share.
  5. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    My first thought as well! Opened this post to see some golden goodies: highly disappointed ☹️

    kidding of course. Nice coin.
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Very nice coin. But it's not gold so it doesn't fit in your collection. Feel free to send it my way ;)
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  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Hmm, I think you may have linked to the wrong coin, or was this coin's photo taken in black & white?

    No gold is no go!

    I kid of course, nice coin & nice to see you add some poor man's gold. Great reverse.
  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Gorgeous! One of the nicest examples of that coin I've seen in private hands.

    You might be interested in this article I once wrote about this reverse type.
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  9. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Congrats @panzerman , never seen one before , beautifull coin.

    Got 2 Volusianus:

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  10. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Nice one @panzerman - here's one of my Volusians

    Volusian (251-253 A.D.)

    AE Sestertius, 29 mm 16 grams, Rome mint

    Obverse: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

    Reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA S-C, Felicitas standing left, leaning on column, holding caduceus and sceptre.


    RIC 251a, Cohen 35, Sear 9786.
  11. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    John, Nice score :happy:! Pictured below is a Tet of his father, Trebonianus Gallus. BTW, Hostilianus might be considered a "step brother" to Volusianus since he was adopted by Gallus as a co-emperor when Trajan Decius died.
    4885363-024, McAlee 1172a.jpg
    Hostilian, McAlee 1160 (e).jpg
    Antioch, Syria, Gaius Valens Hostilianus Quintus as Caesar, AD 249-251. Billon Tetradrachm: 11.74 gm, 28 mm, 8 h, 7th Officina. McAlee 1160e, Ex. Rare; Prieur 652, 2 coins cited.
  12. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Nice coin with great reverse design. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. curtislclay

    curtislclay Well-Known Member

    I like the two inner columns of the temple, obviously indicating the two back columns of a round temple. See Dressel, Berlin Medallions, illustrating a bronze medallion and a sestertius in the Berlin collection that also show the two inner columns. Apparently they were usually omitted on the antoniniani, though RIC 175 cites an antoninianus of Volusian showing all four columns that Mattingly noticed in the Dorchester hoard. There are half a dozen such specimens in CoinArchives Pro, however, so less rare than I was thinking, and RIC's R2 rating must also be incorrect! I see that CGB overlooked the two extra columns in their description of Panzerman's excellent specimen.
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  14. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Gorgous coin @panzerman
    Sadly my example has only two columns... :(

    Volusian, Antoninianus - Rome mint, AD 252
    IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate and draped bust of Volusian right
    IVNONI MARTIALI, Juno seated within a distyle shrine, * in right field
    3,60 gr
    Ref : RCV # 9750, Cohen #45

    Volusian, Sestertius - Rome mint, AD 252
    IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian right
    CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing left holding patera and double cornucopiae. S C n field
    16.49 gr
    Ref : RCV # 9784, Cohen # 21


  15. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    One in bronze:
    Volusian. 251-253 AD. Æ Sestertius. (27mm; 17.10gm; 1h). Obv: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: IVNONI MARTIALI, S-C across fields. Juno seated facing, holding wheat-ears and scepter in r. hand; all within domed distyle temple, set on three-tiered base. RIC IV 253a; Hunter 30.
  16. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all those nice comments/ and coins:) Starting to get a neat collection of Denarii....
  17. Tejas

    Tejas Well-Known Member

    It was in my watch list, but I didn't bid, because I had my eyes set on the Elagabalus Antoninian, which I showed earlier.
    Congratulations to a great coin!
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  18. svessien

    svessien Senior Member Supporter

    Wonderful coin!
    And good to see that you’re into more than gold:) Looking forward to seeing more of the silver collection.
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  19. Etcherman

    Etcherman Active Member

    The temples, referred to as distyle on several of the coins, are judging by their domes, representations of circular (central plan) temples that would require more than two columns to stand. I think distyle is an incorrect description of the buildings.

    The temples’ depictions are schematic representations of a peristyle temple like the Temple of Vesta in the Roman Forum.
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