T-Bone Tuesday!

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Oh boy! T-bone!



    No, Homer! Not THAT T-bone!



    Not that T-Bone, either!

    I'm talkin' 'bout Trebonianus, affectionately known as T-Bone! And I love to collect the coins of his brief reign. What's not to like? They're affordable and varied. You have three obverse inscriptions, at least two mints, various officina marks, stars in the field, and a variety of reverse designs -- and these features are shared with co-emperor Hostilian and later Volusian. Enough issues to make for a challenging specialty collection but not so many issues as to seem a hopeless undertaking.

    Let's see your T-Bones and Volusians. Extra points for Hostilian as Augustus!

    This week, I'll post this pair of coins of T-Bone and his son, issued September - December, AD 251,* to implore Apollo and Salus to end the Cyprian plague.

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    Trebonianus Gallus, AD 251-253.
    Roman AR antoninianus, 3.60 g, 19.2 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, 2nd issue, September - December, AD 251.
    Obv: IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: APOLL SALVTARI, Apollo standing left, holding branch with right hand and resting left hand on lyre set on rock.
    Refs: RIC 32; Cohen/RSC 20; RCV 9627; Hunter 21.

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    Volusian, AD 251-253.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 4.15 g, 21.2 mm, 1 h.
    Rome, 2nd issue, September - December, AD 251.
    Obv: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: SALVS AVGG, Salus, standing right, feeding out of patera snake held in arms.
    Refs: RIC 184; Cohen/RSC 118; RCV 9769; Hunter 22.

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    *Mattingly, Harold, et al. The Roman Imperial Coinage. IV Part III, Spink, 1949, p. 154. However, in an earlier article, Mattingly assigned a date to this issue of mid-July to December, AD 252; see Harold Mattingly, "The Reigns of Trebonianus Gallus and Volusian and of Aemilian." The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society Sixth Series, Vol. 6, No. 1/2 (1946), pp. 36-46 (p. 41 in particular). Sear assigns a date of AD 252 to these issues; see Sear, David R. Roman Coins and Their Values III: The accession of Maximinus to the death of Carinus AD 235 - 285, London, Spink, 2005, pp. 230, 244.
     
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  3. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    I only have 1 T-bone and it's a chunky provincial:
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    Trebonianus Gallus, Ruled 251-253 AD
    AE31, Syria, Antioch
    Obverse: AVTOK K Γ OYIB TPEB ΓAΛΛOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Reverse: ANTIOXEΩN MHTPO KOΛΩN, Δ E above and S C below Tyche seated facing within tetrastyle temple; below, river god Orontes swimming left; above temple, ram jumping right, head left.
    References: McAlee 1181, Butcher 507, SNG Cop 292
    Size: 31mm, 17.84g
    Ex: Nilus Coins, Oct 2018


    But I've got 2 Imperial of Volusian -- an As & Sestertius:
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    Volusian, Ruled 251-253 AD
    AE As, Struck 251-253 AD, Rome Mint
    Obverse: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, Bust of Volusian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
    Reverse: PAX AVGG, Pax, draped, standing left, holding branch in right hand and transverse sceptre in left hand, SC across field.
    References: RIC IV 256b
    Size: 22mm, 7.5g


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    Volusian, Ruled 251-253 AD
    AE Sestertius, Struck early 253 AD, Rome
    Obverse: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, bust of Volusian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
    Reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA, Felicitas, draped, standing left, leaning on column, holding caduceus in right hand and transverse sceptre in left hand, S-C across field.
    References: RIC IV 251a
    Size: 29mm, 14.03g


    I've been on a (very) mild hunt for a decent, cheap Ant of Volusian to go with these. And I suppose I'll need to pick up an Imperial T-bone while I'm at it.
     
  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Volusian sestertius IVONI MARTIALI
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    No father, but we have a crusty provencial son.

    Volusian
    AE27 of Dacia
    Obverse: IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia, standing left with branch and sceptre, between eagle and lion, AN V below
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  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Trajan Decius

  7. Pete Gabriele

    Pete Gabriele Member

    When I saw your title, I thought you were talking about me car... Except to happened on a Thursday! icon_smile_roflmao.gif

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  8. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Here's an Antioch mint style ANT....
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    Trebonianus Gallus, AR Antoninianus, Antioch, 251-253 AD, 21.6mm; 3.55 gr.
    Obverse- IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Reverse- VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm.
    RIC IV-3, 93;
     
  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

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  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Great Victory!
     
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  11. Pete Gabriele

    Pete Gabriele Member

    No. I had a T-Bone Steak that night. Sorry to disrupt your thread!
     
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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  13. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear nobody was injured! When I saw the pictures, I feared the worst....

    T-Bone and son:
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    Trebonianus Gallus, Roman Empire, antoninian, 251–253 AD, Mediolanum mint. Obv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, bust of Trebonianus Gallus, draped, cuirassed, and radiate, r. Rev: PAX AETERNA, Pax standing l., holding up branch in extended r. hand and transverse scepter in l. 22mm, 2.93g. Ref: RIC IV.3 Trebonianus Gallus 71. Ex X6 collection.

    Rom – Volusian, Antoninia, Virtus.png
    Volusian, Roman Empire, antoninian, 251–253 AD, Mediolanum mint. Obv: IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG, bust of Volusian, draped, cuirassed, radiate, r. Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus, helmeted and in military attire, standing r., holding spear in r. hand and leaning on shield with l. 22mm, 2.47g. Ref: RIC IV,3 Volusian 206.
     
  14. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    I picked up a great T-Bone provincial at the last Nomos auction, but it’s still stuck in customs :yuck: (hopefully should arrive this week), so I can only share this Volusian ant for now.

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    Volusian, Antoninianus (22 mm, 3.35 g) Rome. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian right/ Rev. PAX AVGG Pax standing front, head to left, holding branch in her right hand and scepter in her left. RIC 179.
     
  15. Alegandron

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

    TREBONIANUS GALLUS

    (My only)
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    RI Trebonianus Gallus 251-253 CE Ant 20mm 3.0g Apollo Lyre RIC 32 RSC 20


    VOLUSIANUS

    (My only)
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    RI Volusian 251-253 CE AR Tet Antioch mint Eagle - son of Treb Gallus


    HOSTILIANUS

    (My only) (Augustus wannabe... :) )
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    RI Hostilian 251 CE AE 27 Caesar Viminacium Moesia Bull-Lion
     
  16. svessien

    svessien Senior Member

    Nice coins, everybody. I like T-bones coins too. Especially the Apoll Salvtari.

    Sear 9627 Treb Gal.jpg Sear 9629 Trebonianus Gallus.jpg Sear 9762 Volusian.jpg Sear 9561 Hostilian - Caesar 250-51.jpg
     
  17. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    The single surviving full size Roman bronze statue from the 3rd century is one of TBone. Unfortunately it’s one of the ugliest with a pinhead and what I describe as “a fat cylinder of a body.”

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  18. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I like that he is wearing sandals and nothing else. Dude clearly knew how to party.
     
  19. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Socks. He's wearing socks with his sandals. No wonder they killed him :troll:.

    My favorite T-bone is a provincial purchased for the awesome reverse-- don't really care who's on the obverse (sorry, T-bro! :D)

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    TROAS, Alexandria. Trebonianus Gallus
    CE 251-253
    AE 21 mm, 4.76 gm
    Obv: IMP VIB TREB GALVS AV; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: COL AV / TROA; Apollo, head right and holding kithara, seated facing on griffin springing right, head left
    Ref: RPC IX 407; Bellinger A403
     
  20. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    here's one with a bit of rainbow toning

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    Trebonianus Gallus
    A.D. 251- 253
    AR Antoninianus
    21x22mm 3.3gm
    IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    PAX AETERNA, Pax standing left holding branch and transverse sceptre.
    RIC IV Milan 71
     
  21. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..ah, good ole 3rd century emps...one of my hobbies within a hobby/obsession..:D. Trebonus Gallus  Romans  Christmas 2018 002.JPG Trebonus Gallus  Romans  Christmas 2018 004.JPG leopold ll token   Volusian sestertius 007.JPG leopold ll token   Volusian sestertius 005.JPG .Trebonus Gallus provincial tet and Volusian sesterterius
     
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