New Arrival From John Anthony Auction

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  1. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Today a handsome antoninianus of Trajan Decius from the last JAZ auction arrived :D.
    I felt the price of $70.00 (including postage) was a bargain :cool:.

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    This example below from CNG 468, Lot 538, just 2 days ago sold for $130.00 :jawdrop:.

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    The reverse on the CNG example has more detail, however, the JAZ example has a superior obverse ;).
     
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Nice coin. Here is my example Trajan Decius 5.jpg Trajan Decius 5a.JPG
    TRAJAN DECIUS
    AR Antoninianus
    OBVERSE: IMP C M Q TRAIANUS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    REVERSE: DACIA, Dacia standing left, holding draco standard
    Struck at Rome, 249 AD
    4.39g, 22mm
    RIC 12b
    Ex CNG eAuction 328, Lot 761
    Ex. Seaby with handwritten envelope and tag
     
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  4. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Nice and interesting coin! I very much like Trajan Decius' references to the Eastern and Central European provinces:

    Rom – Trajan Decius, antoninian, Dacia.png
    Trajan Decius, Roman Empire, AR antoninian, 249–251 AD, Rome mint. Obv: IMP C Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG; bust of Trajan Decius, draped, cuirassed, and laureate, r. Rev: DACIA: Dacia standing left, holding draco. 22mm, 3.66g. Ref: RIC IV Traian Decius 12. Ex Frascatius Ancients.

    Rom – Trajan Decius, Antoninian, Genius des illyrischen Heers.png
    Trajan Decius, Roman Empire, antoninian, 249–251 AD, Rome mint. Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG; bust of Trajan Decius, radiate, draped and cuirassed, r. Obv: GENIUS EXERC ILLVRICIANI; Genius of the Illyrian army standing l., holding patera and cornucopia, modius on head, standard to r. 23mm, 4.67g. Ref: RIC IV Trajan Decius 16. Ex H. D. Rauch (Vienna), auction 50, lot 424.

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    Trajan Decius, Roman Empire, AR antoninianus, 249–251 AD, Rome mint. Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, bust of Trajan Decius, draped and radiate, r. Rev: PANNONIAE, the two Pannoniae standing, holding standards. 23mm, 4.14g. Ref: RIC IV,3 Trajan Decius 21b. Ex Warren Esty; ex PMV Inc., "Late Summer List" 1982, lot 94; ex Dorset County Museum.
     
  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice example of that antoninianus, @Al Kowsky !

    My @John Anthony winnings came today -- couple of Gordian III provinicials of Thessalonica formerly owned by our own @Theodosius !

    Gordian III Thessalonica Temple and Kabeiros.jpg Gordian III, AD 238-244.
    Roman provincial Æ 24.5 mm, 11.29 g, 1 h.
    Macedon, Thessalonica, AD 238-244.
    Obv: AVT K M ANTΩNIOC ΓΟΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: ΘЄCCAΛΟΝΙ-ΚЄΩΝ ΝЄΩΚΟ-ΡΩΝ, distyle temple containing Kabeiros standing facing, head left, between two potted plants and holding rhyton and hammer.
    Refs: Touratsoglou 145; Varbanov 4583 var.; Moushmov 6827; Price and Trell 132.

    Gordian III Thessalonica Tripod and apples.jpg
    Gordian III, AD 238-244.
    Roman provincial Æ 25.6 mm, 10.61 g, 2 h.
    Macedon, Thessalonica, AD 238-244.
    Obv: AVT K M ANT ΓΟΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: ΘЄCCAΛΟΝΙΚЄΩΝ ΝЄ, tripod surmounted by five apples; Π-V/Θ-Ι/Α across field.
    Refs: Touratsoglou, Thessaloniki 80; Varbanov 4523; Moushmov 6815.
    Notes: Commemorates the Pythian games, in which apples were among the prizes awarded to the winning athletes.
     
  6. Alegandron

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

    Congrats, @Al Kowsky ... Great example!

    I have won many off @John Anthony over the years, and have been happy with EVERY win!

    TRAIANUS DECIUS


    I always felt he had an S-eating grin...
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    Roman Empire
    Traianus Decius
    249-251 CE
    AR Antoninianus
    Obv: IMP CM Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust r.
    Rev: DACIA, Dacia draped and diademed facing, standing, holding standard with wolf's head on top in right hand
    Ref: RIC IV C 12b
    Ex: @seth77


    His Wife

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    Roman Empire
    Herennia Etruscilla,
    249-251 CE
    AR Denarius,
    3.24g
    Obv: Head of Herennia Etruscilla right, crescent below "HER ETRVCILLA AVG"
    Rev: "FECVNDITAS AVG" Fecunditas standing left holding a cornucopiae and one hand out to a child at her feet.
    RSC 8
    Ex Hans Schulman April 1962
     
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  7. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..very nice coin and of a historic emperor(him and his son 1st emps. to be killed in battle)...and from a noble seller..i love the stick horsey...(JK:p).. Trajan Decius antoninianus & family 001.JPG Trajan Decius antoninianus & family 002.JPG Trajan Decius AR antoniniannus, ob. bust facing right, Rv Uberitas standing left holding purse and cornucopiae 22mm, 5.1gms
     
  8. Alegandron

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

    Yeah, kinda reminded me of Jeff Dunham...

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  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    its good to be king.jpg
     
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  10. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..hehe..i recall RC did a thread on that reverse...><
     
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  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..i got the whole family..but until i figure out which button i pushed wrong on my camera, the family portrait will just have to wait:pics:
     
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  12. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    That is the story of my life. I had two of these. I bought the second because of the reverse style on Draco and tried unsuccessfully to sell the first (with better portrait) through both JAZ and AMCC2. I ended up giving it to someone who used to post here. I do not know if he still has it or not.
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  13. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    I bought this DACIA because of the obverse portrait. The reverse die used, unfortunately, was on its last legs.

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    TRAJAN DECIUS
    AR Antoninianus. 4.91g, 21.4mm. Rome mint, AD 249-250. RIC 12b; Cohen 16. O: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. R: DACIA, Dacia standing left holding staff topped with a wolf-like head (Draco).

    Then I bought this other DACIA, because of the early TRA DEC legend, and because I thought it was novel that Dacia here holds a regular standard rather than her usual Draco.

    Trajan Decius - Dacia Rare Standard 1957.jpg TRAJAN DECIUS
    AR Antoninianus. 4.26g, 22.8mm. Rome mint, AD 251. RIC 36a (rare); Cohen 25. O: IMP CAE TRA DEC AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right. R: DACIA, Dacia standing left holding military standard.
    Ex Behnen Collection (purchased from Jonathan Kern, 2 Nov 2001)

    One of these days, I'll have to get one with a proper reverse.
     
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  14. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Yes, I did! And it's NOT a donkey head!
     
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  15. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...no..it's a stick horsey...:D...(jk)
     
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  16. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  17. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I have a coin with similarities and can't yet get a handle on it. Could it be a Trajan Decius? 200523100515361.jpg 200523100507928.jpg
     
  18. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ....hmm....1st thought on 1st glance Claudius ll Gothicus comes to my mind...but that could be way off base..
     
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  19. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Thanks. I need a direction and will give that a shot.
     
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  20. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..hehehe...hi ho silverous and away! ><
     
  21. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Nice coins. I've been keeping an eye peeled for one of these and finally, just got this in the mail yesterday. It came in a Harlan J. Berk flip, which make it one of the few coins I own with a respectable provenance (I bought it from eBay, however).

    It is my first silver of this type for Decius:

    Trajan Decius - Ant. DACIA May 2020 (0).jpg
    Trajan Decius - Ant. DACIA May 2020 (0berk).jpg
     
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