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Nero with Poppaea, Antioch, Drachm

Nero with Poppaea, Antioch, Drachm

Seleucis & Piera. Antioch. Nero with Poppaea (54-68). Ar Drachm. 16 mm. 3.3 gm. Obv: ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ. Laureate head of Nero right. Rev: ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΝΕΡΟΝΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ. Draped bust of Poppaea right. RPC I 4187; McAlee 280; Prieur 88.Rare Realized $300 in our...

Roman coins in Auction α this coming Sunday

Roman coins in Auction α this coming Sunday

Praefectus Coins Auction α is open for bidding |Sunday 28th February 2021 | Roman Republican silver starting at $50 | Roman Imperial includes unlisted, very rare, scarce, gold, affordable | Roman Provincial extremely rare, very rare, others starting $25 | Byzantine includes exceptional Justinian AE

Publius Helvius Pertinax

Publius Helvius Pertinax

The humble teacher, born of a freed slave, who reluctantly became emperor. By J.P. Anderson Due to the brevity of his 86 day reign, and the rarity of his surviving coins, few collectors are aware of the remarkable life Pertinax led or of his extraordinary rise to...

Antigonus II Gonatas

Antigonus II Gonatas

Antigonus II Gonatas was a worthy successor to Alexander’s throne.  Born in 319 BC, 4 years after Alexander’s death, Antigonus II had to survive numerous rivals during his methodical rise to power.   As was typical with the Macedonian rulers of the...