, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Cyzicus, ; , and
was the son of and , and the presumptive heir. was his older sister. was a daughter of , by an earlier wife.SH67894. Bronze AE 12, 2248, -, -, -, -, F, 1.770 g, maximum 12.4 mm, 0o, Kyzicus mint, 25 Jan 41 - 42 A.D.; NEΩΣ ΓEPMANIKOΣ K Y, of right; AN OKTA, , draped busts of and ; very ; $280.00 (243.60)
, Augusta February or March 244 - September or October 249 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).RB68880. , 203a, 10, 14, 9164, Nice gVF, centered, as-found green , 20.216 g, maximum 30.8 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 244 - 249 A.D.; OTACIL AVG, diademed draped right; , seated left, in right, double in left, S C in ; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; $225.00 (195.75)
, Augusta 202 - 22 January 205 A.D., Wife of
Although this coin suggests and desired an heir, it would have been difficult because their mutual hatred was so strong they even refused to dine together. Their marriage was likely never consummated. After the fall and execution of her father, Caracalla's Praetorian Prefect, she was exiled to the Lipari islands and executed in 212 A.D.RS68921. Silver , 367, 16, 422, 7072, VF, excellent centering, 2.582 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 203 A.D.; PLAVTILLA , draped right; , standing facing, right, long in right, child in left; ; $200.00 (174.00)
, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D.
Although many coin reference books 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 (143.55)
, 25 January 98 - 8/9 August 117 A.D., Honoring His Father
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)
, Augusta 324 - 326 A.D., Second Wife of Constantine the Great
is depicted as , the Roman personification of hope. She holds her infant children, and , her hopeful promise for the future of the "Republic."RL70607. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII 80, aEF, green , , slight , 3.379 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 315o, (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 325 - 326 A.D.; FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG, draped right, hair waived, bun at back, wearing pearl necklace; REIP-VBLICAE, standing facing, looking left, holding infants and , SMH∆ ; ; $135.00 (117.45)
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, 126.96.36.199 . (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 (117.45)
, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.
This of usually indicates the birth of a prince, and we would normally assume the boy and girl on the represent children of the emperor. and , however, had no children.RB72513. , 970b, 447, 1370, 817 ( half nude, probably in error), 3602 var (drapery), aF, nice green , 22.368 g, maximum 32.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 128 A.D.; HADRIANVS P P, laureate right, long neck; (Joy of the Roman People), standing half left, frond in right, in left, at her feet on left a small nude boy standing right also holding the frond, at feet on right a dressed small girl standing left and reaching up touching Hilaritas' drapery, flanking across , in ; ex Morton & Eden auction 59 (13 - 14 Nov 2012), of lot 957; ex Kenneth Edwin Day Collection; $125.00 (108.75)
, 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 (104.40)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
was the goddess of motherhood and fertility in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. In later myths about , she had a brother, , who became her husband, and she then was said to have conceived Horus.RS69956. Silver , 174, S577, 6606, VF, 3.223 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 196 - 211 A.D.; IVLIA , draped right; , nursing the infant Horus, right foot on prow, rests against behind; uncommon ; $95.00 (82.65)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
, the personification of rejoicing, is usually depicted as a matron, standing with a in her left hand and a long frond on the ground in her right. Green branches were a sign of gladness and for special occasions, both public and private, it was the custom in ancient times to ornament streets, temples, gates, houses, and even entire cities, with branches and leaves of trees. This tradition carries on today in the form of wreaths and Christmas trees.RS74117. Silver , S557, 79, p. 161, S34-5???, p. 43, 27; 6587, F, centered, , 3.383 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 0o, Rome mint, c. 200 - 202 A.D.; IVLIA , draped right; , standing facing between two naked small boys ( and ), her left, her right leg forward, long grounded near vertical frond in her right hand, in her left, the boy on the left touches the , the boy on the right touches her drapery; $95.00 (82.65)
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; $90.00 (78.30)
Greek, Child's , 4th Century B.C.
From the collection of , former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AT34465. 2.8 cm (1") high, brown-beige , details, , unmounted; $80.00 (69.60)
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