This is an extremely heroic variety of a . There is only one auction record on Coin Archives for this variety: NAC Auction 59 (4 Apr 2011), lot 968 (a beautiful near EF example). It sold for $48,717 including fees. SH73454. , 203q+2 (same obv die), 535 (S, no belt), 838 var (no belt), 565 var (no belt), VF, , high relief , , porous, areas of corrosion, 25.631 g, maximum 34.6 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 104 - 107 A.D.; NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate left, full chest exposed, with drapery on left shoulder, military belt ( ) across chest; , in military dress on horseback right, thrusting spear at Dacian warrior trampled and falling under fore-hooves, S C in ; extremely variety; $5000.00 (€4350.00)
, Commemorative Issued by , 250 - 251 A.D.
RIC notes that the commencement of the divi series of may be attributed with certainty by their to and issue may have continued into the reign of .RS72388. Silver , 85b (R), 666, 9740, -, F, , 4.575 g, maximum 22.6 mm, 45o, Mediolanum ( , Italy) mint, 250 - 251 A.D.; TRAIANO, right, slight drapery on left shoulder; , standing half right, wings open, turned back left; ; $280.00 (€243.60)
Personification of the siege of Sarmizegetusa! In 106 A.D., besieged Sarmizegetusa, the Dacian capital. With the aid of a Dacian traitor, the Romans found and destroyed water pipes supplying the city. Running out of water and food the city fell and was burned to the ground. fled but, followed by the Roman cavalry, committed suicide rather than capture. The river-god on the is usually described as , however, the likely personifies the impact of the Roman destruction of the Dacian's water supply. Dacia's own water supply has betrayed her, knocked her to the ground, and is choking her.SH63939. , 556, 793 note, 526, aF, 20.524 g, maximum 32.9 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 103 - 111 A.D.; TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate right, slight drapery on far shoulder; S C, River-god, cloak billowing behind, leaning left with right knee on supine , forcing her to the ground, choking her with his right hand, reeds in left; very ; $240.00 (€208.80)
, 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; ; $220.00 (€191.40)
, 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; ; $200.00 (€174.00)
They look similar, but there is a significant physical difference between angels and . Angels are all male. ( ) is female.SL73455. Silver , 60, 242, 121, 3147, NGC Ch XF, strike 5/5, surface 3/5, deposits (2410838-004), 3.31 g, maximum 16.9 mm, 225o, Rome mint, 101 - 102 A.D.; TRAIAN AVG , laureate right, slight drapery on left shoulder; P·M·TR·P·COS·IIII·P·P, walking left, wreath in extended right hand, frond in left; $200.00 (€174.00)
Trajan's father was deified during his son's reign, in 115 A.D.
RS75303. Silver , 252 (S), 140, 500, 212, 3323, 169 var (no drapery), aVF.F, , . die wear, 3.279 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 115 A.D.; IMP TRAIANVS AVG GER DAC P P, laureate right, drapery on far shoulder; DIVVS TRAIAN, Trajan's father seated left on curule chair, holding and ; $160.00 (€139.20)
, her Greek name is Euthenia, stands for abundance or plenty. resembles . But was limited to the grain supply for the current year, whereas was a prodigal distributor of all kinds of things. Her attributes are stalks of grain and the . Clothed in a long robe, and wearing a veil, she can be seated or standing and is sometimes shown emptying a .RB73702. , 386, 213, 723, 618 var ( P P), cf. 3225 ( , 101 A.D.), VF, attractive brown tone, nice portrait, on a slightly , some marks and corrosion, 11.800 g, maximum 27.8 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 98 - 99 A.D.; IMP TRAIAN AVG P M, right; , seated left on chair formed from two crossed cornucopias, in right hand, left elbow resting on back of chair, S C in ; ex (2006); $150.00 (€130.50)
was a brilliant soldier and administrator. He the Senate to its full status, started a welfare program to feed and care for children, directed an extensive building program across the empire, annexed and invaded . Under , Rome reached its greatest extent. And he managed to do all this without a deficit or increasing taxes.RB72487. , 58c, 61, 401 var (no ), 718 var (obv leg, no ), 611, cf. 3214 ( , etc.), F, nice dark green , 25.951 g, maximum 34.3 mm, 180o, Rome mint, fall 98 - end 99 A.D.; TRAIA-N AVG P M, laureate right; - P P, Pax seated left, olive branch extended in right hand, short transverse in left, S C in ; $140.00 (€121.80)
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 ; ; $130.00 (€113.10)
The extraordinarily long recognizes as the conqueror of , , and .RB59845. , 586v, 676, 1052, 926, 356, 388, 469, 3219, aVF, nice green , 11.67 g, maximum 25.8 mm, 180o, Rome mint, Feb 116 - 9 Aug 117 A.D.; NER TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, and draped right; POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, advancing right, left, between two trophies of captured arms, S C in ; $120.00 (€104.40)
In 116, completed his invasion of by capturing the cities of Seleucia, Babylon, Ctesiphon and Susa, marking the high-water mark of the Roman Empire's eastern expansion. removed Osroes I as of , and appointed his son in his place. Romanized his name to Parthicus.RB90458. , 534v2, 672, 1023, 352, 106, aVF, light and dark green , some corrosion, 25.757 g, maximum 35.2 mm, 225o, Rome mint, 114 - early 116 A.D.; NER TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate and draped right; POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, standing left, in right, in left, flanking across ; ex Heritage Auction 231419, lot 61111; $110.00 (€95.70)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Gabala, Seleucis & Pieria,
This year is unpublished for the types in references held by , but several examples have been sold at auction and are on Coin Archives. The most recent is the references CNG auction in 2011.
The local civic era began in 47 B.C. The Actian Era began in autumn 31 B.C. The dual dates on this coin only overlap for some months in autumn - winter 112 A.D.RP69627. Bronze AE 23, CNG e-auction 261, lot 220; cf. p. 244, 4 - 5 (obv , dated BNP, etc.); -, aF, 6.241 g, maximum 22.7 mm, 0o, Gabala (Jableh, ) mint, c. autumn - winter 112 A.D.; AYT NEP KAI TPAIA CEB ΓEPM, laureate right, wearing ; ΓABAΛEΩN, seated left, on , stalks of grain and poppy in right hand, vertical behind in left, seated left on far side of chair, HNP (year 158 of the civic era) left, ΓMP (year 143 of Actian Era) inner right; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; very date; $85.00 (€73.95)
The extraordinarily long recognizes as the conqueror of , , and .RB74028. , 586v, 676, 1052, 926, 356, 388, 469, 3219, aVF, 11.027 g, maximum 27.2 mm, 225o, Rome mint, Feb 116 - 9 Aug 117 A.D.; NER TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, and draped right; POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, advancing right, left, between two trophies of captured arms, S C in ; ex Morton & Eden auction 59 (13 - 14 Nov 2012), of lot 954; ex Kenneth Edwin Day Collection; $80.00 (€69.60)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Roman Provincial
The was a of timbrel, or rattle, made of brass. It was oval, and its circumference perforated with several holes opposite each other, through which were inserted horizontally small metallic rods. Shaken in cadence it emitted a harsh sound. is sometimes depicted holding a and it was carried by her priests.RX58096. Bronze , 1114, 27.308, 3319, 720, -, -, -, -, -, -, VF, 1.576 g, maximum 13.6 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 109 - 28 Aug 110 A.D.; no , laureate right; , L - IΓ (year 13) flanking in lower fields; very ( R5); $75.00 (€65.25)
Herakles' fourth labor was to capture the giant fear-inspiring that lived on Mount Erymanthos in the primitive highlands of Arcadia. The advised to drive the into thick snow. caught the and carried it back to Eurystheus, who was frightened, hid and begged to get rid of the beast. Three days later, Eurystheus, trembling with fear, sent to clean the Augean stables.
RB65623. Copper , 702 var, 1062 var, 341 var, 3248 var (all refs is diademed, not laureate), VF, green with some edge flaking, 1.454 g, maximum 16.1 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 101 A.D.; TRAIAN AVG , laureate right, skin tied around his neck; walking right, S C in ; ; $70.00 (€60.90)
In 99 A.D., returned to Rome after inspecting the Roman legions along the Rhine and Danube frontiers. In Rome, he received emissaries from the Kushan empire.RB73006. Copper as, 61a, 402, 617, 727, cf. 3242 ( ), aVF, excellent portrait, nice green , 11.955 g, maximum 28.6 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 98 - 99 A.D.; TRAIAN AVG P M, laureate right; P P S C, flying left, inscribed in right, frond in left; $70.00 (€60.90)
was the Roman goddess of health. She was to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of , the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one bringing another healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.SH72494. Copper as, 337aD, 488, 515 var (slight drapery), 934 var (same), 623 var (same), 3232 var (same), aVF, a little rough, 9.475 g, maximum 26.7 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 107 A.D.; NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate right; , seated left on throne, from in right, feeding snake arising from before her, S C in ; ex Morton & Eden auction 59 (13 - 14 Nov 2012), of lot 883; ex Seaver Collection; ; $60.00 (€52.20)
In 108 A.D., "doctor's offices" opened in Rome replacing "house calls."
RS74166. Silver , 129, 76, 470, 337, 3130, F, 3.386 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 108 A.D.; IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC , laureate right, slight drapery on far shoulder and back; P P , walking left over a pile of shields, raising wreath in extended right, frond upwards in left; $50.00 (€43.50)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Attaea,
Attaea appears to be known only from its coinage. Its site is unknown but presumed to be in based on coin finds.GB69778. Bronze AE 18,
32; 372; p. 15, 5; 1073; -, F, 2.792 g, maximum 17.7 mm, 45o, Attaea mint, AY NEPBAC TPAIANOC, laureate right; ATTAIATΩN, draped, youthful of the Senate right, wearing ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $30.00 (€26.10)
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