Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Tomis, Moesia Inferior
Tomis (Constanta, Romania today) was founded by Greek colonists around 600 B.C. on the Black Sea shore for trade with the local Getic population. The Roman poet Ovid was banished by Augustus to Tomis in 8 A.D. and died there eight years later. By his account, Tomis was "a town located in a war-stricken cultural wasteland on the remotest margins of the empire."RP68780. Bronze AE 18, Varbanov 4646 (R6), AMNG I/II 2592, SNG Cop -, SNG Stancomb -, BMC Thrace -, VF, weight 4.517 g, maximum diameter 20.0 mm, die axis 0o, Tomis (Constanta, Romania) mint, obverse ∆OMETIANO-C KAICA ΓEPM, laureate head right; reverse TOM−ITΩN, Nike standing left on globe, wreath in right, palm frond in left; scarce; $140.00 (€121.80)
Tomis, Moesia Inferior, Antonine Era, c. 138 - 180 A.D.
GB37242. Bronze AE 15, AMNG I/II 2546 var (legends, magistrate?); SNG Cop -; BMC Thrace -; Lindgren -; Weber -, aVF, weight 2.818 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 270o, Tomis (Constanta, Romania) mint, obverse T-O[...], draped and bearded bust of Herakles left, club across shoulder; reverse [...]IWN, draped bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos, kerykeion across shoulder; very rare; SOLD
Julia Mamaea, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D., Tomis, Moesia Inferior
Hecate or Hekate is an underworld goddess of archaic origin associated with magic, childbirth, nurturing the young, gates and walls, doorways, crossroads, lunar lore, torches and dogs. During the Hellenistic period, she appeared as a three-faced goddess associated with ghosts, witchcraft, and curses. Today she is popular with modern witches and neo-pagans.SH56016. Bronze triassarion, AMNG I/II 3296, Varbanov I 5453, aVF, rough surfaces, weight 7.322 g, maximum diameter 24.4 mm, die axis 225o, Tomis (Constanta, Romania) mint, obverse IOYΛIA MAMAIA AYΓ, draped bust right; reverse MHTPO ΠONTOY TOMEΩC, bust of Hekate triformis set on column, her six arms holding her torches of lunar fire, serpents of immortality and knives of midwifery, Γ in left; rare; SOLD
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