Romano-British Empire, , Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D..
over a of , which suggests that the new coin was worth at least as much of the old one. Otherwise, it would have made more sense to melt the .RA73221. Silver , cf. 287 (S), 336, 13629, VF, , 2.664 g, maximum 23.8 mm, 225o, Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint, c. 290 - 291 A.D.; IMP CARAVSIVS , , draped, and right; , standing left, in right hand, in left hand, obscured by over-strike effects; ( ?) visible; from the Charles Peters Collection, ex (2010); ; $145.00 (€129.05)
, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D., Magnesia ad Sipylum,
Magnesia ad Sipylum was a city of , situated about 65 km northeast of Smyrna (now ) on the river Hermus (now Gediz) at the foot of Spil Mount. Nowadays this is the location of Manisa in Turkey. It became a city of importance under the Roman dominion and, though nearly destroyed by an earthquake in the reign of , was by that emperor and flourished through the Roman Empire.
the personification of wealth is the son of , goddess of peace. GB85348. Bronze AE 15, VI 1330 (13 spec.); p. 147, 59; 262; 268; 1040; 5082; IV 406; -; -, VF, porous, die break lower left, 2.788 g, maximum 15.1 mm, 180o, Magnesia ad Sipylum (Manisa, Turkey) mint, as , c. 140 A.D.; KAI AYPHΛIOC, bare-headed, draped right, slight beard; MAΓNHTΩN XIΠYΛOY, child ( ) standing left, clad in short , which he raises in front above his waist with both , he carries fruit in its folds; $120.00 (€106.80)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
Liberality is personified by the image of a woman, holding in one hand a counting board, or square tablet with a on which are cut a certain number of holes. These boards were used to quickly count the proper number of coins or other items for distribution to each person. It appears they were held over a container, covered with coins and the excess swept away back into the container. The proper number of coins would fill the holes and then would be dumped out to the recipient. On coins this symbol indicated the prince had given to the people money, grain, or other articles of consumption. In the other hand she holds a , to indicate the abundance of wheat contained in the public graineries.RS72573. Silver , 38b, 87, 21, 8937, VF, , rose gold , 4.364 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 180o, mint, 245 A.D.; IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, , draped, and right, from behind; II, standing left, counting board in right hand, in left hand; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.
In 93 A.D., Pliny the Younger was named a . On 24 August 79, he along with his uncle, Pliny the Elder, witnessed the eruption of Vesuvius, during which his uncle died. Pliny rose through the cursus honorum, a series of Imperial civil and military offices, and was an imperial magistrate under . He wrote hundreds of letters, many of which survive, that are of great historical value for the time period. Some are addressed to reigning emperors or to notables such as the historian . His letters to provide one of the few surviving records of the relationship between the imperial office and provincial governors.RB73715. Copper as, , 1, 756; 469; 500; 333; -; cf. 2807 (COS XV), VF, centered, green , light scratches and corrosion, 10.417 g, maximum 29.1 mm, 180o, mint, 92 - 94 A.D.; DOMIT AVG COS XVI P P, laureate right; AVGVSTI, standing left, in right hand, in left hand, ( ) flanking across ; $95.00 (€84.55)
, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
coin types attest to occasions when the emperor has displayed his generosity towards the people by a distribution to them, in money, provisions, or both. The first mention of was on coins of . It was a frequently repeated by the succeeding emperors. Indeed these instances of imperial generosity are more carefully recorded on coins than they are by history. This coin advertises that has made his third distribution to the people. Liberality is personified by the image of a woman, holding in one hand a counting board, or square tablet with a on which are cut a certain number of holes. These boards were used to quickly count the proper number of coins or other items for distribution to each person. In the other hand she holds a RS74122. Silver , 103; 86; 60; 7522; p. 563, 216 var. ( right), VF, on a , coppery spots, weak, 3.032 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 180o, mint, 221 A.D.; IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped right, from behind; III, standing left, counting board in right hand, in left hand, lower left; $70.00 (€62.30)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
In 194, marched with his army of 12 legions to and defeated , governor of , at the Battle of Issus. Pescennius retreated to Antioch where he was executed by Severus' troops.RS77483. Silver , S610, 144, S329, F, dark , scratches, edge cracks, 2.407 g, maximum 18.8 mm, 0o, mint, 194 A.D.; IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped right; , standing slightly left, left, in right hand, in left hand; ; $70.00 (€62.30)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D.
This has the earliest depiction of the Three on coinage.RB63622. , 500, , 19.208 g, maximum 30.1 mm, 0o, mint, 187 A.D.; M COMMODVS AVG , laureate right; XII IMP P P (high priest, tribune of the people for 12 years, the 8th time, consul the 5th time, father of the country), three standing left, each holding in right and in left, MON AVG over S C in ; $50.00 (€44.50)
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
This interesting mint error mixes the (liberty) with the figure of (generosity). usually hold a and rod, of liberty. On this coin, holds an (counting board) and , symbolic of a distribution of money to the people. The mint officials at Antioch apparently did not speak Latin and did not know the difference between the names and images of and .BB85090. Silver , cf. p. 133; 145a (refs R.D. coin), 284 note (same), F, bent, cracked, lamination defects, corrosion, possibly a counterfeit but we cannot see a base core in any of the cracks, 2.457 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, c. 223 A.D.; IMP C SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped, and right from behind; LIBERITAS AVG, standing left, counting board in right hand, in left; extremely ; $50.00 (€44.50)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Three are depicted, one for each metal: gold, silver and copper.RB65851. , 670, 6404, Fine/Fair, , 19.409 g, maximum 30.4 mm, 0o, mint, 194 A.D.; L SEPT SEV III, laureate right; P P S C, three standing facing, each with left, in right hand, in left; big 30mm brass; ; $32.00 (€28.48)
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