"Trajan, having crossed the Ister by means of the bridge, conducted the war with safe prudence rather than with haste, and eventually, after a hard struggle, vanquished the . In the course of the campaign he himself performed many deeds of generalship and bravery, and his troops ran many risks and displayed great prowess on his behalf. It was here that a certain horseman, after being carried, badly wounded, from the battle in the hope that he could be healed, when he found that he could not recover, rushed from his tent (for his injury had not yet reached his heart) and, taking his place once more in the line, perished after displaying great feats of valor." -- Roman History by Cassius DioRB77285. , 203o, 564, 535 (S), 360, 215, -, -, aF, , corrosion, pitting, 21.572 g, maximum 32.8 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 104 - 107 A.D.; NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate left; , on horseback galloping right, in military dress, brandishing spear at Dacian warrior who is falling on his left knee, looking back at , raising both , and being trampled by horse's fore-hooves, S C in ; very left; $300.00 (€267.00)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was home to an imperial cult, worshiping the living emperor, and to a cult dedicated to . The depicts as a military and probably copies an imperial statue. The may depict a local statue of .GB90406. Bronze AE 20, 978 (same dies), 7179 (R7), 79, 37, 6068, -, -, , -, gF, centered, some , 5.099 g, maximum 20.4 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; TPAIANOC, emperor on horseback galloping right, brandishing spear to strike a prostrate foe below; AMΦIΠOΛEITWN, standing left, on , long torch before her in right hand, small branch in left hand downward at side, grounded behind; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was home to an imperial cult, worshiping the living emperor, and to a cult dedicated to . The depicts as a military and probably copies an imperial statue. The may depict a local statue of .GB90707. Bronze AE 20, 978 (same dies), 7179 (R7), 79, 37, 6068, -, -, , -, F, 6.620 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; TPAIANOC, emperor on horseback galloping right, brandishing spear to strike a prostrate foe below; AMΦIΠOΛEITWN, standing left, on , long torch before her in right hand, small branch in left hand downward at side, grounded behind; ; $175.00 (€155.75)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., ,
was founded around 315 B.C. by Cassander, of , on or near the site of the ancient town of Therma. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a daughter of and a half-sister of Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C. it became the capital of the Secunda and in 146 B.C. it was made the capital of the whole Roman province of . Due to its and location at the intersection of two major Roman roads, grew to become the most important city in . was important in the spread of Christianity; the First Epistle to the Thessalonians written by Paul the Apostle is the first written book of the New Testament.RB79951. Bronze AE 29, p. 186, 7 (V5/R9); III 618; 4295 (R4); 849 var. (no crescent), 412 var. (same); -, F, excellent portrait, dark green , adjustment marks, , 16.494 g, maximum 28.5 mm, 180o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, emission 1, phase 1, 25 Jan 98 - 103 A.D.; TPAIANOC, laureate right; ΘECAΛΛONIKEWN, flying right, raising in extended right hand, frond over shoulder in left hand, small crescent with horns up in right ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Perinthus,
Perinthos, later called and Marmara Eregli today, is 90 km of Istanbul near a small pointed headland on the of the Marmara Sea. It is said to have been a Samian colony, founded about 599 B.C. It is famous chiefly for its stubborn and successful resistance to of Macedon in 340 B.C.; at that time it seems to have been more important than itself. In 46 A.D., after the death of the Thracian Rhoemetalces III and after an unsuccessful anti-Roman revolt, the Thracian Kingdom was annexed by as the Roman province of . Perinthus was made the capital of Roman .RB90419. Bronze AE 23, Perinthos 340; RPC III 694 (2 spec.); 68 (R3) var. ( ); 960 var. (same); p. 149, 19 var. (same), F, rough green , double struck, light corrosion, cleaning marks, 7.809 g, maximum 23.0 mm, 225o, Perinthus mint, 98 - 102 A.D.; AV K NE TPAIANOIΣ ΣEBA Γ, right; ΠEPIN−ΘIΩN, Tyche-Fortuna standing left, on , holding rudder by tiller in right hand, in left; $140.00 (€124.60)
Lot of 5 Quadrantes and/or Semisses with Wolf Reverses
LT77401. Bronze Lot, Lot of 5 Quadrantes and/or Semisses, nice F+, Rome mint, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; laureate right; she-wolf left (one specimen she-wolf right); unattributed, no tags or flips, the actual coins in the photographs; $140.00 (€124.60)
In 110 A.D., the of was constructed in Rome by the Syrian architect of .RB73736. , 338a, 519, 459, 403, 543 var. (slight drapery), 810 var. (same), 3200 var. (same), F, nice portrait, green , corrosion, encrustation, 27.445 g, maximum 33.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 109 - 110 A.D.; NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate right; , advancing left, raising flower in right hand, raising drapery with left hand, flanking across ; $130.00 (€115.70)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Ascalon, Philistia
Askalon lies on the of the Mediterranean, ten miles of Gaza and about 40 miles south of Joppa. Herod the Great ruled all of , except Askalon, which remained a free city. Today, a national park at Ashqelon, Israel includes ruins of Canaanite, Greek, Roman, and Crusader walls and buildings. Ascalon's era of autonomy, used to date this coin, began in 104 B.C.BB75616. Bronze AE 22, 105; 138; 151, p. 124, 145; -; -, F, porous, 9.954 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, Askalon (Ashqelon, Israel) mint, 111 - 112 A.D.; CEBACTOS (or similar), laureate right; ACKAΛO, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, vertical before in right hand, cradled in left arm, in left , dove over EIC (year 215) lower right; ; $120.00 (€106.80)
Roman Empire, Anonymous, to , c. 81 - 161 A.D.
RIC identifies this as common but it appears to be with the dove facing left.
Quadrantes, like quinarii, were issued only occasionally, perhaps exclusively for imperial distributions. Suetonius reported that, from the roof of the "Caligula threw coins among the people." Perhaps this small coin was thrown to the crowd by the emperor himself at a similar event.RB63623. Bronze , p. 218, 25, VF, 1.847 g, maximum 14.4 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 81 - 161 A.D.; diademed and draped of right; dove standing left, S C in ; ; $95.00 (€84.55)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Laerte,
Laertes, on the coast of east of Coracesium, struck coins from the reigns of to .RP78023. Bronze AE 19, RPC III 2748/47 (Lycia-Pamphylia); 371; 589; 5690; 156; p. 91, 3 and pl. XV, 5, gF, , green , corrosion, scratches, 4.461 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 0o, Laerte mint, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; AYTOKPATWP TPAIANOC, laureate right; ΛAEPTITWN, Demeter seated left, holding stalks of grain and poppy-head in left hand, long grounded torch vertical behind in left hand; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $80.00 (€71.20)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria,
BMC notes for this series the Greek number below S C indicates the mint issue, not the regnal year.
RY79855. Bronze AE 26, 3591 (12 spec.); 487(i); p. 184, 281; 189; CRS 206; 202, aVF, green with brassy high points, light corrosion, edge split and smaller edge cracks, 8.685 g, maximum 26.1 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 102 - 116 A.D.; AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓEPM ∆AK, laureate right; large S C ( ), Θ (control) below, all within laurel of eight bunches of leaves tied at the bottom and closed with a pellet in annulet at the top; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $40.00 (€35.60)
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