Julia Maesa, grandmother of Elagabalus, (A.D. 218-222), silver denarius, Rome mint, (3.35 g), obv. draped bust of Julia Maesa to right, around IVLIA MAESA AVG, rev. PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing to left, sacrificing over altar and holding box of incense, (S.7754, RIC 263, [Elagabalus], RSC 29) (illustrated); Philip I, (A.D. 244-249), silver antoninianius, Rome mint, issued 244-247, (3.58 g), obv. radiate bust to right, around IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, rev. LAETIT FVNDAT, Laetitia standing to left holding wreath and rudder, (S.8935, RIC 36b, RSC 80); Philip II, (as Caesar), (A.D. 244-247), silver antoninianius, Rome mint, (5.64 g), obv. radiate bust to right, around M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, rev. Philip in military dress standing left, holding globe and sceptre, around PRINCIPI I VVENT, (S.2652, RIC 218d, RSC 48). All with light patination, very fine - extremely fine. (3)
Ex Dr. V.J.A. Flynn Collection and previously from A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., two with tickets. The Reka Devnia hoard of 81,044 silver coins contained 1,141 coins of Julia Maesa, but only 110 coins of this variety.