, 2 January - 20 December 69 A.D.
Vitellius' children, portrayed on this , thought to have been named and , were born to his second wife, Galeria Fundana. When was made emperor by the senate, his son, who was about six years old, was sent to to meet him upon his arrival from Germany. The boy may have perished with his father, others say he was executed in 70, on orders of the praetorian prefect Licinius Mucianus. arranged an excellent marriage for Vitellius' daughter and provided her with a wedding gown and dowry. had another son, Petronianus, by his first wife. He died long before became emperor. It was widely believed that had poisoned him.
SH77008. Silver , 103, 2, 29, 62, -, -, attractive gVF, , old cabinet , as usual for the , light marks and scratches, closed crack, 3.208 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, late Apr - 20 Dec 69 A.D.; A IMP TR P, laureate right; IMP GERMAN, draped busts of Vitellius' son (on left) and daughter (thought to have been named and ); from the Jyrki Muona Collection; very ; $10000.00 (€8800.00)
, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D.
Although many coin references classify as a personification of fertility rather than as an actual deity, was recognized as a Roman divinity by , who erected a statue to her. notes that upon the birth of Neronis, the senate decreed the construction of a temple of Fertility to be built at . is always portrayed as a female figure holding a child, or children and often a , , branch or . Sometimes the children are depicted standing at her feet. Coins portraying her usually advertise the fertility of the imperial family.RB73634. Copper as, SA669, 924, 9, 8241, aVF, green , light roughness, 9.921 g, maximum 25.1 mm, 315o, Rome mint, 15th emission, c. 232 A.D.; IVLIA , diademed and draped right; AVGVSTAE, standing left, extending right hand over child standing before her with arms raised, in left hand, flanking very low in ; ex CNG e-auction 243 (27 Oct 2010), lot 385; ex J.S. Wagner Collection; $165.00 (€145.20)
Katane, , c. 186 - 70 B.C.
For rescuing their aged parents from an eruption of Mt. Etna, the Romans idolized the Katanean brothers as the embodiment of the Roman virtue .GI75646. Bronze AE 21, III p. 98, 10; 1285; 196; 454; p. 52, 72; 626 (R2), aVF, weak center, porous, 6.881 g, maximum 21.0 mm, 180o, Katane (Catania, ) mint, Roman rule, c. 186 - 70 B.C.; of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath, ΛAΣIO (magistrate) above, (ΩΣI?) behind; KATANΩN, the Katanean brothers, Amphinomos and Anapias, carrying their aged parents, saving them from an eruption of Mt. Etna; ex CNG; very ; $150.00 (€132.00)
and , 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D., Marcianopolis, Inferior
The brothers, and , pledged to their dying father, , they would rule together. But each had a rival faction and vied for supremacy. Pretending reconciliation, scheduled a meeting at their mother's house where instead was murdered, dying in his mother's arms.RP72141. Bronze pentassarion, 188.8.131.52 . (same dies, H-J assumes full off , R4), 1086 var (full , R3); I/I 652 var (same), nice F, 10.733 g, maximum 26.2 mm, 180o, Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria) mint, consular legate Flavius Ulpianus, 210 - 211 A.D.; AY K M AY ANTΩNINOC AY K CEΠ, ΓETAC (ending below busts), laureate and draped busts of and ; Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIANOY MAPKIANOΠOΛIT, standing left, rudder in right hand, in left, E (mark of value) in left; ex Henrik Angdal collection; $135.00 (€118.80)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
In 160 A.D., manufacture of soap containing grease, lime and ashes began in Rome.RB73710. , 1031, 2088, 359, 621, 4205, F, 22.702 g, maximum 32.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 159 - 160 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P TR P XXIIII, laureate right; PIETATI AVG S C, standing slightly left, left, globe in extended right hand, child in left arm, flanked both left and right at feet by a small girl child standing left and raising her right hand; $120.00 (€105.60)
, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of
"Saeculi Felicit" means happy times, referring to the empire's new heirs. The two infants are the twin sons of and , and Antoninus. Antoninus died at age four. succeeded as emperor.
RS76916. Silver , 712, 191, 139, 16, 5260, VF, , crack, light marks and scratches, small areas of dark , 3.001 g, maximum 17.4 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 161 A.D.; FAVSTINA , diademed and draped right; , two infant boys seated facing on a throne; $120.00 (€105.60)
Greek, Child's , 4th Century B.C.
From the collection of , former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AT34468. 4 cm (1 1/2") high, grey , hair back, fragment with left side missing, charming , , unmounted; $100.00 (€88.00)
, Augusta 254 - c. September 268 A.D.
In Roman religion, was the goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony. The cult of Augusta ("Majestic Harmony") was of special importance to the imperial household. She is usually depicted wearing a long cloak and holding a (sacrificial ), a (symbol of prosperity), or a (symbol of peace).
RIC assigns this issue to Antioch but MIR gives the issue to a second Eastern mint located at Samosata.RS65802. , 1706s (Samosata), 31a (Antioch), J63 (Antioch), 10630, IV J33 var. (no ), VF, both sides a little off center on a , porous, small encrustations, 3.778 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 0o, uncertain Syrian mint, 255 - 258 A.D.; AVG, diademed and draped right, hair in ridges and plait up the back of , crescent behind shoulders; , (on left) and standing , clasping , above center; $28.00 (€24.64)
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