This is a scarcer variety of the with the elephants legs parallel and a human-like ear, attributed to Spain. The engravers were apparently unfamiliar with elephants.RR84461. Silver , Gaul 27 (also with human-like ear), 1557 (same), 49, 1006, 443/1, 9, 1399, VF, light , some luster, slightly off center, edge crack, 3.950 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 315o, Spain, military mint, traveling with , 49 B.C.; walking right trampling on snake or ( war trumpet), below; implements of the pontificate: (cup) or (ladle), ( ), (sacrificial ax), and (priest's hat); $700.00 (€623.00)
This coin declares as for the second time, consul for the third time, and . The of refers to the grain producing wealth delivered to Rome by his in . The D (and on similar coins an M) indicates this was struck to be distributed as a donativum (largess) or munus (gift) to his legions. Some may have been distributed at Caesar's quadruple triumph celebrated in 46 B.C., when celebrations included public banquets, plays and gladiatorial games, lasting forty days. Vercingetorix was paraded and executed. Also in 46 B.C., made his nephew his heir. Queen VII of , Caesar's mistress, and Caesarion, his bastard son by her, moved into one of his residences on the . They would remain in Rome as Caesar's guests until his assassination on 15 March 44 B.C.
SH84609. Silver , 467/1a, 1637, 1023, 4a; 57, 21, 1403, gVF, dark , some marks and scratches, slightly off center, 3.283 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 0o, African, (?) mint, 46 B.C.; - COS (counterclockwise from lower right, for the 2nd time, consul for the third time), of right, wreathed with grain; implements of the augurate and pontificate: (ladle), ( ), capis (jug), and (wand), ( ) above, below D (donativum = largess) to right, ( ) below; from the James Collection, purchased in 2004 from Numismatica (9A Via Barberini, Rome); $670.00 (€596.30)
and Divus , , 36 B.C., , Gaul
was originally founded as the Roman city , a name invoking prosperity and the blessing of the gods. The city became increasingly referred to as by the end of the 1st century A.D. The etymology of is a latinization of the Gaulish place name Lugodunon. While dunon means , the source of Lug is uncertain. The most commonly offered meaning is the god named Lug. During the Middle Ages, was transformed to by natural sound change.RR70870. Bronze , 515, 7, 689, F, 16.797 g, maximum 29.9 mm, 0o, ( , France) mint, 36 B.C.; IMP DIVI , two heads back to back: laureate of Divus to left and of to right; between them branch with its tip bent to right over Octavian's ; Prow of galley to right, ornamented with an eye and ; superimposed on globe and above deck, below; ; $540.00 (€480.60)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., ,
This copies a issued for . The statue of is often described as crowning , but it seems clear on most specimens that both and are just raising their right in a salute. RPC identifies the figure behind as Populi Romani(?), undoubtedly because the figure wears only a around his hips and legs. On the coin issued by , wears a .RP83547. Bronze AE 26, IV 4259 (4 spec., same dies as L 1958-3-4-92); .2 p. 103, 18, pl. XX, 17 ( only); -; -; -, VF, green , a little off-center, marks and scratches, corrosion, 10.650 g, maximum 26.0 mm, 180o, mint, 177 - 192 A.D.; M COMMO AV BR, laureate of right; COL IVLIA AVG PHILIP, a statue of , on left, standing left in military dress and statue of Divi (or Populi Romani?) standing left behind him a around hips and legs, both raising right hand in salute, both on base inscribed DIVS (sic) / AVG in two lines; ex Gitbud & Naumann auction 36, lot 338; very ; $270.00 (€240.30)
and , , 36 B.C., , Gaul
is in south-eastern France, 20 miles (32 km) south of , on the Rhone River. Before the arrival of the Roman armies under , was the capital city of the Allobroges. RPC misspells the name, .
The struck at was a and the was frequently halved to make two .RR65956. Bronze cut half (as), cut half of 517, -, F, 10.384 g, maximum 31.5 mm, 0o, Gaul, mint, 36 B.C.; IMP / DIVI , bare heads of left [and right (off )]; [C I V] ( Iulia Viennensis), prow right with superstructure; $95.00 (€84.55)
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