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Bronze Coin (AE Antoninianus) minted at Rome during the reign of QUINTILLUS in 270 A.D. Obv. IMP.C.M.AVR.CL.QVINTILLVS.AVG.: Rad., dr. & cuir. bust r. Rev. APOLLINI.CONS.: Apollo stg. l., holding branch and leaning on lyre set on rock. RCS #3242. RICV #9. DVM #3. RCSVIII #11434.

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My only Quintillus.

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Quintillus, AD 270.
Roman billon antoninianus, 2.95 g, 20 mm.
Rome, 11th officina, issue 1, end AD 270.
Obv: IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the front.
Rev: SECVRIT AVG, Securitas standing left, legs crossed, holding short scepter in right hand, leaning on column with left elbow; officina mark XI in right field.
Refs: RIC 31; MER/RIC temp 1194; Cohen 63; RCV 11451; Normanby 1197; Hunter 17.

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3 hours ago, John Conduitt said:

Quintillus Antoninianus, 270
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Mediolanum. Silver, 17mm, 2.62g. Radiate and cuirassed bust right; (IMP C M AVR CL) QVINTILLVS AVG. Apollo standing left, holding branch and lyre; (APOLLI)NI CONS (RIC V.1, 9). From the Pamphill Hoard 2011, Portable Antiquities Scheme IARCH-A0FF78 and IARCH-38ABF3.

Pretty sure this is Rome mint... in which case there's probably an H in the reverse exergue, mostly off the flan.

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5 hours ago, Shea19 said:

Finally made our way through the Gallic Empire…happy to be back in this thread! These are my two favorites of Claudius Gothicus:

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Claudius II Gothicus, Antoninianus. Rome. (22mm, 2.92g), Obv: DIVO CLAVDIO, Radiate bust right/ Rev: CONSECRATIO, Altar. RIC V 1275


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Claudius II Gothicus, (24 mm, 4.00 g), Rome, 268-269 A.D., Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius II to right, seen from behind/. Rev. VIRTVS AVG Virtus standing front, head to l., holding olive-branch in r. hand and scepter in l.; shield set on ground at feet. RIC 109.

 

And a flip-over double strike—with 2 portraits for the price of one:

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Claudius II Gothicus, AE Antoninianus (24.95mm, 3.71 g), Siscia, 268-270 A.D, Radiate and cuirassed bust of Claudius II right/ Rev. Laetitia AVG, Laetitia left. RIC VI 181 Siscia

Great error coin!

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14 hours ago, Shea19 said:

Claudius II Gothicus, Antoninianus. Rome. (22mm, 2.92g), Obv: DIVO CLAVDIO, Radiate bust right/ Rev: CONSECRATIO, Altar. RIC V 1275

 

14 hours ago, Shea19 said:

Claudius II Gothicus, (24 mm, 4.00 g), Rome, 268-269 A.D., Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius II to right, seen from behind/. Rev. VIRTVS AVG Virtus standing front, head to l., holding olive-branch in r. hand and scepter in l.; shield set on ground at feet. RIC 109.

 

What fantastic interesting portraits! 

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Two more, ( 1 Claudius II and 1 Quintillus ) both from Rome and Ric V nr 13 :

IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG : radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

ADVENTVS AVG : Claudius on horseback riding left, holding sceptre and raising hand

Antoninianus. Rome, AD 268, RIC V 13cla7.jpg.609006118b5c777aec952eeaa126363f.jpg

IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG : radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

CONCORDIA AVG : Concordia standing facing, sacrificing over altar to left and holding double cornucopia

Antoninianus, Rome, AD 270, RIC V 13quin2.jpg.756a8350e61e3206768165320b9b3b9c.jpg

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I don't get here every day and am sorry I missed some people.  Those who like CIIG should watch for the one with obverse DIVO CLAVDIO GOTHICO but I hope the one you find has the right side clear unlike mine.  The T is there under that split, really it is. 

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Aurelian straightened out some bad actors in the mint after he took over.  Coins of Quintillian often show that Aurelian was right in killing a few mint workers.  I looked at quite a few Q coins before finding one I liked and could afford. ex. Frank Robinson 2012

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It's after 3:00 pm eastern standard time

ALSO, in order to further streamline the schedule, I am introducing a set time - 3pm Eastern Standard - as the time when we switch from one Emperor to another. That way, I do not hold up the thread if I am unable to introduce the new Emperor for whatever reason. From now on, 3pm EST every 48 hours is the time we move on to the next Emperor's portraits!

 

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My first contribution in years!

Aurelian, silvered AE Antoninianus, 274-75 AD, Cyzicus Mint. Obv. Radiate cuirassed bust right, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG/ Rev. Female personification (Victory) [wings very faint] standing right presents wreath to Aurelian standing left, RESTITVTOR ORBIS. In exergue: A C (Officina 1). RIC V-1 368, Cohen 210, Sear RCV III 11592.  24.15 mm., 3.68 g.

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Severina (wife of Aurelian), billon Denarius, issue 11, early-Sep 275 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Diademed, draped bust right, SEVERINA AVG / Rev. Venus Felix stdg. left holding apple(?) & sceptre, VENVS FELIX. In exergue: Γ [gamma] (Rome, Officina 3).  RIC V-1 6, Cohen 14, Sear RCV III 11709; MER/RIC [Monnaies de l’Empire Romain/Roman Imperial Coinage] 1857 (temp.) (see http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1857) .19 mm., 2.1 g.

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Vabalathus with Aurelian, billon Antoninianus, 270-272 AD, Antioch Mint. Obv. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus right, VABALATHVS V C R IM D R [Vir Clarissimus, Rex, Imperator, Dux Romanorum ] / Rev. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, Γ [gamma] (Antioch, Officina 3) below, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG. RIC V-1 Aurelian 381, Sear RCV III 11718, Cohen 1.  21 mm., 3.43 g. [Rev. at left, Obv. at right in photo]

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This one has a lot of silvering left.

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Aurelian AD 270-275.
Roman silvered billon Antoninianus, 3.60 gm, 21.7 mm, 6 h.
Rome mint, officina 9, issue 11, early – September AD 275.
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: ORIE-N-S AVG, Sol walking r., holding olive branch in r. hand and bow in l. hand, l. foot resting on a captive in oriental dress kneeling on the ground to r., head turned l., r. hand raised; * in left field, XXIR in exergue.
Refs: RIC 64; MER/RIC temp 1834; RCV 11569; Hunter 23; Cohen 159; La Venera 1321-32.

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There's lots of appealing variety in Aurelian portraits.  Hard to pick a favourite.  I suppose if forced at gunpoint I'd have to go with my Alexandrian tet:

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I also like this Milan:

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And this Siscia with find patina:

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I just picked up this new Siscia, which I don't have in hand yet... it's from @Barnaba6's collection:

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... and also this Serdica, with its nifty (and rare) half-length portrait:

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We saw a Claudius II "two for the price of one."  Well here's a "three for the price of one" Cyzicus... TWO die clashes on the reverse!  (I've never seen this on another coin.)

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Finally, here's my best Severina portrait, on a denarius like @DonnaML's nice example :

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Here are my favorite portraits from Aurelianus and Salonina :

 

IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG : radiate and cuirassed bust to right

CONCORDIA MILITVM : Emperor standing facing, head right, clasping hands with Concordia standing

facing, head left; XXIT in exergue

Antoninianus. Siscia, AD 270-275, RIC Va 244 p.292aur1.jpg.b003fe846fb6f6ba11cc9002e5eb4338.jpg

IMP CAES L DOM AURELIANUS AVG : bust radiate, draped, cuirassed right

CONCORDIA MILI// S : Two concordiae standing, looking at each other, each holding ensign; between them, a thirth ensign

Antoninianus, Siscia, A.D.270 – 275, RIC Va 201 p 287aur2.jpg.9e46ad82ac873ae88deacf95c865de12.jpg

VABALATHVS V C R IM D R : Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus right, seen from behind

IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG// r : Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right; S below

Antoninianus, Antiochia, A.D.270 – 272, RIC Va 381

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SEVERINA AVG : Diademed and draped bust of Severina to right, set on crescent

CONCORDIAE MILITVM // TXXT : Concordia standing left, holding two signa

Antoninianus, Ticinum, A.D.275, RIC 8

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My only Vabalathus and favorite,

IM C VHABALATHVS AVG : Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

IOVI STATORI // S : Jupiter standing front, head left, holding globe in r. hand and long scepter in l.;  at his feet,

eagle standing left

Antoninianus, Antiochia, A.D. 272, RIC Va 3 p.585

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