, 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)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Nicaea,
Nicaea (Iznik, Turkey today) remained an important town throughout the imperial period. Although only 70 km (43 miles) from Constantinople, Nicaea did not lose its importance when Constantinople became the capital of the Eastern Empire. The city suffered from earthquakes in 358, 362 and 368; after the last of which, it was by . During the Middle Ages it was a long time bulwark of the emperors against the Turks.RB72569. Bronze AE 25, II, p. 459, 481; 507; -; -, -, VF/F, excellent portrait, pitting on , 8.685 g, maximum 24.5 mm, 45o, Nicaea (Iznik, Turkey) mint, 28 Jan 198 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; ANTΩNINOC AVΓOVCTOC, laureate of right; NIKA-IEΩN, legionary on pole with , flanked by two signa; very ; $60.00 (€53.40)
, 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.RP67880. Bronze AE 20, cf. p.85, 16 ff.; 2485 ff.; 176 ff., F, nice green , , weak legends, 4.254 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 180o, (Altinbasak, Turkey) mint, ANTONINVS , laureate right, with short beard; COL MET ANTONINIANA, turreted, veiled, and draped of right; $50.00 (€44.50)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D. , Coele
Baalbek, a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon, east of the Litani River, was known as during Roman rule. It was one of the largest sanctuaries in the empire and contains some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Lebanon. The gods worshiped at the temple, the triad of , and , were grafted onto the indigenous deities of Hadad, Atargatis and a young male god of fertility. Local influences are seen in the planning and layout of the temples, which vary from the classic Roman design.
RY73044. Bronze AE 18, 388 var. (D74/R -, unlisted die), 430, A2162A, -, aVF, centered, green , cleaning scratches, 3.612 g, maximum 18.1 mm, 0o, (Baalbek, Lebanon) mint, 211 - 212 A.D.; ANTONI, laureate right, from behind; COL HEL, standing slightly left, left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, purse in right hand, in left hand; $40.00 (€35.60)
In 195, Septimius ( ), age 7, changed his name to Antoninus to reinforce his connection with the family of and was given the title . This is from his first issue as .RS74258. Silver , 562; p. 50, 182; 2; 6678; -, , , rough, 3.625 g, maximum 16.5 mm, 0o, Rome mint, as , 196 A.D.; ANTONINVS , boy's bare-headed, draped and right, from behind; (Security Everlasting), standing slightly left, helmeted left, on breast, resting right hand on grounded , inverted spear vertical in left; ; $7.49 (€6.67)
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