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My cheapest Ebay purchases 2022


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I am quite particular when it comes to condition, so finding really cheap coins (in absolute terms) on Ebay is difficult and rare. Here are two groups of 4 coins each, which fit the bill.

The first 4 coins were all under 60 euros per piece (excl. costs). Note the Carus Antoninian with the name variant KARVS. The Valerian is very common, but the condition of this one is hard to find. The same is true for the Postumus and the Probus

The second group of 4 coins were all under 30 euros per piece (excl. costs). The Aurelian has a scarcer reverse. The three Claudius II Antoniniae came in a group. They are nothing special, but still a good buy at the price.

Show us your cheapest (and at the same time enjoyable) Ebay finds.




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I have already posted a list of ten coins I bought for less than 25 USD here. My 2022 numismatic purchases were relatively few and low cost due to other expenses (home purchase and renovation). Below are most of the coins that neither made my bargain list nor my annual top ten, which I will post somewhen in the next days. All of these were bought on ebay:



Postumus, Gallic Roman Empire, AR antoninian, 266–7 AD, Trier mint. Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; bust of Postumus, radiate, draped, cuirassed, r. Rev: SALVS AVG; Aesculapius stg. r., head l., with r. hand leaning on serpent-staff which rests on the ground; at feet, r., globe.. 21mm, 3.12g. Ref: Mairat 348.



Claudius II Gothicus, Roman Empire, BI antoninian, 268–270 AD, Kyzikos mint. Obv: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG; bust of Claudius Gothicus, radiate, draped, r. Rev: VICTORIAE GOTHIC; trophy between two seated captives; in exergue, SPQR. 20mm, 2,58g. Ref: RIC V Claudius Gothicus 252.



Kingdom of Bohemia, Vladislaus II of Hungary, AR groschen, 1471–1516 AD, Kuttenberg mint. +DEI GRATIA + REX BOEMIE; WLADISLAVS SECVNDVS; crown. Rev: *+* GROSSI + PRAGENSES; Bohemian lion prancing l. 26mm, 2.63g. Ref: Dornebauer 947; Saurma 407.



Constans, Roman Empire, AE3, 348–350 AD, Trier mint. Obv: D N CONSTANS P F AVG; bust of Constans, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed, l., holding globe in r. hand. Rev: FEL•TEMP•REPARATIO; soldier, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, advancing r., head l., leading small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree with r. hand and holding spear in l. hand; in exergue, *PLG•. 20mm, 3.66g. Ref: RIC VIII Lugdunum 88.



Constans, Roman Empire, AE3, 348–350 AD, Trier mint. Obv: D N CONSTANS P F AVG; bust of Constans, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, r. Rev: FEL•TEMP•REPARATIO; phoenix, radiate, standing r. on rocky mound; in exergue, TRP•. 16mm, 2.33g. Ref: RIC VIII Treveri 228.



Magnentius, Roman Empire, AE2, 352 AD, Trier mint. Obv:  D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG; bust of Magnentius, bareheaded, draped, cuirassed, r. Rev: [SALVS DD N]N AVG ET CAES; ☧ flanked by A and ω; in exergue, TRS•. 25mm, 4.33g. Ref: RIC VIII Treveri 323.



Septimius Severus, Roman Empire, AR denarius, 194–195 AD, “Emesa” mint (now attributed by the BM to a mint in Cappadocia). Obv: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II; head of Septimius Severus, laureate, r. Rev: FORTVN REDVC; Fortuna (Pax?), draped, seated l,, holding branch in extended r, hand and cornucopiae in l. hand. 18mm, 2.08g. Ref: RIC IV Septimius Severus 386.



Schweidnitz (Silesia), civic mint, AR hohlpfennig, 14th/15th c. Obv: boar’s head r. Rev: incuse design (bracteate). 14mm, 0.29g. Friedensburg 358; Saurma 212; Slg. Bonhoff 107–2.



Decentius, Roman Empire, AE2, 351–353 AD, Arelate (Arles) mint. Obv: DN DECENTIUS CAES, draped and bareheaded bust of Decentius r., A behind. Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE; two Victories, winged, draped, facing each other, holding between them a wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVL/X; in field C above IS; in exergue, SAR. 24mm, 5.37g. Ref: RIC VIII Arelate 182.

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