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'Brass'  sestertii

One 'brass' (or 'orichalcum') sestertius represented one quarter of a silver denarius.
A sestertius was a substantial coin -  measuring about 30-35 mm across and about 3-4 mm thick.
Coins are listed in order of Emperors and then by price.

If you are interested in buying any of the coins featured on this page,
please email us to check that it is still available, quoting our reference number
(beginning RC_).

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Claudius, 41 to 54 AD

RC 2937 - Claudius (41-54 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 2937 - Claudius (41-54 AD) - brass sestertius - 35mm
obverse - TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP
reverse - [SPES] AVGVSTA - Spes (Hope) advancing holding flower and holding skirt.
This is probably a contemporary copy issued by the Roman army.
The coin has a good green patina.
100

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RC 2903 - Claudius (41-54 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 2903 - Claudius (41-54 AD) - brass sestertius - 35mm
obverse - TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP
reverse - [SPES] AVGVSTA - Spes (Hope) advancing holding flower and holding skirt.
This is probably a contemporary copy issued by the Roman army.
The coin has a good green patina.
150

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Vespasian, 69 to 79 AD

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RC 2930 - Vespasian (69-79 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 2930 - Vespasian (69-79 AD) - brass sestertius of 32 mm, Rome mint 71 AD
obverse -  [IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR P PP COS II]
Reverse - CAES AVG [F DES IMP AVG COS DES IT]
The Caesars Titus and Domitian standing, facing each other.
This coin is from an old collection and has an attractive patina.
85

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Trajan, 98 to 117 AD

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RC 1635 - Trajan (98-117 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1635 - Trajan (98-117 AD) - brass sestertius of 34 mm, Rome mint 100-103 AD
obverse -  IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GER DAC PM
Reverse - TR POT COS III PP - Pax (Peace) seated

60

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Hadrian, 117 to 138 AD

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RC 2725 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 2725 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 32mm
30

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RC 1778 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1778 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 33mm (Rome, 133 AD)
obverse - HADRIANVS AVG COS III
reverse - FORTUNA AVG - Fortune standing with cornucopia and holding rudder.
SOLD

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RC 1764 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1764 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 33mm (Rome, 127 AD)
obverse - HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
reverse - COS III - Roma seated, holding Nike (Spirit of Victory).
This coin has an attractive patina.
48

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RC 1779 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1779 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 30 mm (Rome, 135 AD)
obverse - HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
reverse - AEQUITAS AVG - Equity (fair dealing) standing with scales and cornucopia.
This coin has an attractive patina.
48

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RC 1780 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1780 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 30 mm (Rome, 135 AD)
obverse - HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
reverse - PAX AVG - Pax (peace) standing with olive branch and cornucopia.
48

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RC 1753 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1753 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 33 mm (Rome, 125 AD)
obverse - IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
reverse - PM TR P COS III - VIRT AVG (across field) - Virtus (strength) standing with ceremonial dagger.
This coin has an attractive patina.
60

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RC 1107 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1107 - Hadrian
(117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 30 mm (Rome, 126 AD)
obverse - HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
reverse - COS III  - Neptune standing
65

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RC 1754 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1754 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 30 mm (Rome, 137 AD)
obverse - HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
reverse - SPES AVG  - Spes (Hope) advancing, holding a flower and raising her skirt.
Hope is always personified as a young girl going out in adult dress for the first time, raising her skirt clear of the mud.
65

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RC 1109 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1109 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 30 mm (Rome, 137 AD)
obverse - HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
reverse - SPES AVG  - Spes (Hope) advancing, holding a flower and raising her skirt.
Hope is always personified as a young girl going out in adult dress for the first time, raising her skirt clear of the mud.
80

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RC 1102 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1102 - Hadrian
(117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 30 mm (Rome, 126 AD)
obverse - HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
reverse - COS III  - Diana  standing with bow and arrow.
90

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RC 1105 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1105 - Hadrian
(117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 30 mm (Rome, 121 AD)
obverse - IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
reverse - PONT MAX  TR POT COS III -  Felicitas standing with wand and cornucopia.
100

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RC 1100 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1100 - Hadrian
(117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 30 mm (Rome, 136 AD)
obverse - HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
reverse - ADVENTI AVG [GALLIAE?]   - Hadrian standing facing Gaul (?) sacrificing over altar.
120

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RC 517 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 517 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius - nicely patinated (large flan - 33 mm)
obverse -  IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
reverse - [PM] TR POT COS III - FORT RED in exergue - Fortune seated holding rudder
SOLD

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RC 2911 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 2911 - Hadrian (117-138 AD) - brass sestertius of 125AD (33 mm)
obverse -  IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
reverse -  PONT MAX TR POT COS III - LIBERTAS RESTITVTA (in exergue)
Hadrian seated on dais, his arm outstretched towards woman and child.
A coin with an attractive green patina.
195

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Aelius Caesar, adopted son of Hadrian

RC 2742 - Aelius Caesar - brass sestertius


RC 2742 - Aelius Caesar - sestertius of 137 AD (31 mm)
Aelius was Hadrian's first adopted heir who died in January 138 AD, six months before Hadrian
obverse - AELIVS CAESAR
reverse - (no legend) - Spes (Hope) advancing, holding a flower and raising her skirt.
Hope is always personified as a young girl going out in adult dress for the first time, raising her skirt clear of the mud.
70

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Antoninus Pius, 138 to 161 AD

RC 288 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 288 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius
obverse - ANTONINVS AVG PIVS TR P PP
reverse - AEQUITAS (Equity)
55

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RC 2791 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 2791 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius (Rome Mint, 139 AD)
obverse - ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
reverse - TR POT COS II - Pax (peace) or Fortune holding cornucopia and olive branch
60

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RC 3140 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 3140 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius (Rome Mint, 151-2 AD)
obverse - IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
reverse - no legend - Antoninus seated with globe, being crowned with a laurel wreath by Victory hovering behind.
68

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RC 2790 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 2790 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius (Rome Mint, 153-4 AD)
obverse - ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVII
reverse - LIBERTAS COS IIII - Liberty holding Cap of Liberty.
The Pileus or Cap of Liberty was a red conical cap given to freed slaves (presumably to wear while their hair grew back).
Much later it was adopted as a symbol by the American and French Revolutionaries of the late 18th century.
70

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RC 2690 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 2690 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius of 156-7 AD
obverse - ANTONINVS AVG PIVS [PP IMP II]
reverse - TR POT XX COS IIII - Justicia or Securitas seated.
100

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RC 616 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 616 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) - brass sestertius of 155-6 AD
obverse - ANTONINVS AVG PIVS [PP IMP II]
reverse - TR POT XIX [COS IIII] - Roma helmeted seated on pile of shields, holding globe and sceptre.
125

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Marcus Aurelius, 161 to 180 AD
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RC 1634 - Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1634 - Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar, 139-161 AD) - sestertius of 30 mm
obverse - AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG . . .
reverse - TR POT XVI COS II - Felicitas standing with wand and staff
120

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Severus Alexander, 222 to 235 AD

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RC 1631s - Severus Alexander (222-235 AD) - brass sestertius


RC 1631 - Severus Alexander (222-235 AD) - brass sestertius
obverse - IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
reverse - PM TR P XII COS III PP - Sol (sun god) advancing with whip
65

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