I'm beginning to sell my own coin collection. These were all acquired very many years ago.
Larger/better images can be sent of course if you are interested in any.
If you collect coins and are after something very particular, ask...I may have it!
A. Trajan. 98-117. Hercules holding club and lion skin. A nice example. £225 SOLD
B. Vespasian. 69-79. Eagle reverse. Though rather smoothed, still a very attractive coin. £135 SOLD
C. Augustus. 31BC -14. Laural trees. Spanish mint. A RARE coin! Make me an offer!
D. Hadrian. 117-138. Justitia seated. Very nice toning. £135 SOLD
E. Tiberius. 14-37. The biblical "tribute penny" ( Mark, chapter 12)
A good example of Group £595 SEE SEPARATE LISTING FOR THIS ONE
F. Faustina II. Wife of Marcus Aurelius. Juno standing. £135
G. Nero.54-68. Salus seated.Smoothed example but decent portrait.£190 SOLD
H. Domitian. 81-96. Minerva with spear. A nice example. £160
I. Commodus. 177-192. Aequitas holding scales. Nice example. £85
J. Marcus Aurelius. 161-180. Providentia. Nice coin. £160 SOLD
K. Caracalla. 198-217. Fides between military standards. Good example. £160.
L. Nerva. 96-98. Aequitas. A nice example of a fairly rare coin. £300.
E. is particularly interesting:
Since Tiberius was Caesar during the lifetime of Jesus this type is often referred to as the ‘Tribute Penny’ referred to in the bible, Mark, chapter 12.
Obverse legend: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS: Tiberius Caesar, divi Augustus Filius, Augustus - Tiberius Caesars, son of the Divine Augustus, Emperor.
Obverse type: laureate head of Tiberius right.
Reverse legend: PONTIF MAXIM: Pontifex Maximus - The High Priest (Chief Pontiff).
Reverse type: Female enthroned right, long scepter (or inverted spear) vertical behind in right, branch in right.
In Le monnayage de l'atelier de Lyon, Jean Baptiste Giard identifies the seated female as Justitia (Justice). She is more commonly identified as Pax or Livia (Tiberius' mother). Jean Baptiste Giard divides Tiberius' PONTIF MAXIM coins (aurei and denarii), into six groups, based on what he believes is the evolution of style over time.1 To some extent the portraits also reflect Tiberius' aging over a period of about 22 years.
It's interesting to work out which specific type this one is. See the image I have included. It is either Group 4 or Group 5.
But if you are looking to acquire an example of this particular coin, then maybe you already knew all that!