, Augusta 8 June 218 - 224 or 225 A.D., ,
, , the biblical Shechemis, is now Nablus, Israel. It is the site of Joseph's Tomb and Jacob's well. Jesus spoke here to a Samaritan woman. The city was refounded as Neopolis after the suppression of the Jewish Revolt. Nablus is home to about half the remaining worldwide Samaritan population of 600.JD72682. Bronze AE 20, pl. 53,122; 59; BMC p. 62, 111; 1510, gVF, nice green with earthen highlighting, typical , 7.492 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 0o, mint, IOYΛIA MAICA CEB, draped right wearing ; ΦΛ NEAC-ΠOΛE •CVP•, standing facing, left, holding rudder by tiller in right, in left; ; $250.00 (€222.50)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Gaza, Philistia
The great god of Gaza, Marnas (Aramaic Marna the "Lord"), was regarded as the god of rain, and grain, and invoked against famine. His temple, the Marneion, the last surviving great cult center of paganism, was burned by order of the Roman emperor in 402. Treading upon the sanctuary's paving-stones had been forbidden. Christians later used these same stones to pave the public marketplace.GB90137. Bronze AE 16, 103 (same obv die, date-ethnic reversed)/104 (same rev die, diff obv leg); II 78/79 (same); 4128 (BnF 172), VF, both sides sightly off-center, 4.174 g, maximum 16.2 mm, 0o, Gaza mint, Aug 141 - 7 Mar 142 A.D.; CEBAC - ANTWNEI-NO-C, laureate right; ΓAZA - BC (year 202), Herakles standing facing, nude, club downward in right, skin in left, Phoenician letter mem (for Marnas) lower left; ex Coin Galleries mail bid sale 6 Nov 1996, lot 281; ; $95.00 (€84.55)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., ,
was assassinated near on 8 April 217, while urinating on a roadside. When his escort gave him privacy to relieve himself, Julius Martialis, an officer of his personal bodyguard, ran forward and killed with a single sword stroke. Martialis fled on horseback, but was killed by a bodyguard archer. Herodian says had executed Martialis' brother a few days earlier on an unproven charge. Cassius Dio says that Martialis was resentful at not being promoted to the rank of centurion. , the Praetorian Guard Prefect, who succeeded him as emperor, may have arranged the assassination.
RP78055. Bronze AE 15, 2490 - 2491; p. 86, 37; -, -, VF, near black with red earthen highlighting, , light corrosion, 1.643 g, maximum 14.5 mm, 180o, (Altinbasak, Turkey) mint, 28 Jan 198 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; ANTONINVS , laureate right; COL AVR METROPOLI ANTONINIANA, veiled and turreted of right; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $85.00 (€75.65)
, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Nysa Scythopolis,
Nysa Scythopolis (Beth Shean) was the center of Egyptian rule in the northern of Canaan during the Late Bronze Period.
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see Beth Shean at BiblePlaces.com.RP73078. Bronze AE 24, 85, 59, 59, aF, 9.195 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 180o, Nysa-Scythopolis mint, 240 - 241 A.D.; AVT K M ANT GOP∆IANOC CEB, laureate, draped and right, from behind; NVC CKVΘOΠO IEPAC V, Dionysus advancing right, flying behind, in right, placing left hand on of small figure standing at feet before him, left but looking back right behind him, grape bunch upper right, ∆−T (year 304) divided across ; ; $80.00 (€71.20)
, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria,
In 249, after his legionaries proclaimed him emperor, marched them to , where he defeated and killed . Philip's eleven-year-old son and heir was likely killed with his father.RP57198. , 1043; 473; 559; 464; cf. 268 (attributed to ), VF, 12.178 g, maximum 27.3 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 249 A.D.; AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and right, from behind; ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO ∆, standing left, wings spread, left, open in beak, ANTIOXIA / S C below; $75.00 (€66.75)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Rabbathmoba,
Rabbathmoba, probably the Biblical Ir-Moab, was conquered by Alexander Jannaeus. Its ruins are 18 kilometers of Kerak in Jordan.
RP72140. Bronze AE 24, 29b; , p. 44, 5 var. (date P − ∆); 15 var. (same); -; -, aF, green highlighting , porous, 8.987 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 315o, Rabbathmoba (near Kerak, Jordan) mint, 209 - 210 A.D.; AVT KAIC ANTΩNINOC CEB, laureate, draped and right, from behind; PABAΘMOVBHNΩN, Poseidon standing left, nude, foot on prow, in right, trident vertical behind in left, ∆ − P (year 104) divided across ; $70.00 (€62.30)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Canata,
Catana, Qanawat today, is probably the city called Kenath in the Bible (Numbers 32:42, 1 Chronicles 2:23). The Hellenistic-Roman city of Kanatha, is mentioned for the first time in the reign of Herod the Great, when Nabataean forces defeated a Jewish army. It remained an issue of contention between the two powers. From Pompey's time until Trajan's, it was a city of the , a loose federation of cities allowed by the Romans to enjoy a degree of autonomy. Under , it was annexed to the Roman province of . refounded it as the Roman colony Septimia Canatha and transferred it to the province of .RP73452. Bronze AE 13, 2092; 4; 3; 1259; p. 302,, F, 2.373 g, maximum 13.2 mm, 90o, Canata (Qanawat, ) mint, 94 - 95 A.D.; ∆OMITI KAIΣA, laureate left; towered and draped of left, hair in , KANATA downward behind, ZNP (year 157 of Pompeian era) upward on left; ; $70.00 (€62.30)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Petra,
UNESCO describes Petra as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage." The BBC selected Petra as one of "the 40 places you have to see before you die."
RX73104. Bronze AE 24, cf. Soefar 31 (very similar crude variant); 2281; 28 ff. (all slightly different in some way); -; Meshorer-; -, aVF, centers not fully struck, closed crack, 8.759 g, maximum 24.4 mm, 180o, Petra mint, 9 Apr 193 - 4 Feb 211 A.D.; AY K Λ CEΠT CEOYHPOC ΠEP CEB (or similar), laureate right, bare shoulders from behind; A∆(P) ΠE(TPA) MHTPOΠOΛIC (or similar), seated left on rock, wearing turreted crown, veil, long and mantle, right hand extended, open and empty, over left shoulder in left hand; $50.00 (€44.50)
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