Jump to content

A rusty Roman with plenty of auction labels


Recommended Posts

  • Benefactor

I came across this coin in the post auction lots for Roma E-Sale 104.  The description of the lot mentions that the coin dates back to E-Sale 48, but I didn't realize that several other labels were included.  Apparently the coin just didn't sell, at least at auction, based on my research, probably due to the fact that as a type it is quite readily available, plus the fact that it is dark and somewhat encrusted and rough.  It also appears to have been partially cleaned, not surprising, really.  Additionally, photographing a coin in this condition with a flash usually does not help with its appearance.

Setting aside these factors, the coin is really not too bad - well centered and nicely struck - although Constans could use a shave.

So, I bought the coin for £30.48, and it now resides along with the labels in the collection, or accumulation, if you will.  Now it has a home which will likely be at least semi permanent.

This photo was taken in filtered natural light, late afternoon.

Constans, BI Centenionalis. Aquileia, AD 348-350.  Acquired after sale, Roma 104, lot 1484.


5.81 grams, 24mm, 6h.


Here are the labels associated with this coin:



Any other multi-label coins out there?



Edited by robinjojo
  • Like 11
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Benefactor
19 minutes ago, robinjojo said:

Any other multi-label coins out there?

I don't photograph my labels, though I have several coins that have been through multiple Roma auctions. Interestingly, the one I decided to bid on usually turned out to be the one where there were other bidders. 🙂 

This one came with a bunch of labels.


Phliasia, Phlious
Circa 400-350 BCE
AE 14.09mm 1.25g
Obverse: Bull butting left
Reverse: Large Φ surrounded by four pellets
BCD Peloponnesos 107
Ex BCD Collection
Ex 1985 Frank Kovacs
Ex Marc Breitsprecher

  • Like 8
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...