Roman , Antinoopolites (?), Portrait of , c. 130 - 153 A.D.
probably joined the entourage of when it passed through in about 124. He became Hadrian's constant companion and lover but in October 130 drowned in the Nile. Hadrian's grief knew no bounds; he enrolled him among the gods, erected a temple, and on 30 October 130 A.D., founded the city of Antinoopolis on the very bank of the Nile river where drowned. It was the capital of a new , Antinoopolites. Artists vied with each other in immortalizing his beauty. Temples and to his memory were erected all over the Empire, and there began a Cult of . On this coin he is depicted in the guise of Hermanubis. RX90575. Lead , 6536, 3559 var.(11.23g), 4397 (R4), F, 4.666 g, maximum 20.6 mm, 0o, Antinoopolis (or ?) mint, c. 130 - 153 A.D.; draped of right, wearing hem-hem crown of , crescent before; standing left, wearing , , and on , right hand raised, long vertical behind in left; ; $360.00 (€316.80)
(Amisos?), Roman ( Lucullus?), 100 - 50 B.C.
The Q identifies the bare male as a Roman . This letter is not noted in RPC but is visible here and clear on other examples known to . Perhaps the image is of Lucullus, an important of , about whom Plutarch wrote. The , the Latin FETIA, refers to the fetial ceremony, of the treaty making process, during which a pig was sacrificed to sanctify the oaths. The mint location is unknown but Imhoof-Blumer placed it at Amisus, where Leypold acquired his specimen.SH66800. Brass AE 20, 2156, I p. 24, 69, F, cleaning scratches, 7.222 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 0o, uncertain (?) mint, c. 80 B.C.(?); bare male right, Q below; two standing figures holding a pig between them, each with a hand raised, taking an oath of fealty, FETA IA in ; ; $340.00 (€299.20)
, Gratus, Roman Prefect under , 15 - 26 A.D., Extremely
SH40205. Bronze , 319 ( of 316 and 317 ), - ( of 1332 and 1333 ), F, 1.426 g, maximum 15.6 mm, mint, 15 - 16 A.D.; [KAI]/CAP (sic), within wreath; frond flanked by L - B (year 2); extremely ; $320.00 (€281.60)
, Son of and , 12 February 41 - 11 February 55 A.D., ,
was born in 41 A.D., son of Cladius I and . Although the natural heir to the empire, was passed over in favor of who then had him murdered a year after his fathers' death.SH54008. Bronze AE 17, 2431 (4 specimens), -, , 3.696 g, maximum 16.9 mm, 0o, mint, 50 - 54 A.D.; BPETANNIKOC , of right; AIΓAEΩN EΠI XAΛEOY, Zeus standing left, facing, in right, long behind in left; extremely ; $310.00 (€272.80)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior
Nicopolis ad Istrum was founded by around 101-106, at the junction of the Iatrus (Yantra) and the Rositsa rivers, in memory of his over the . Its ruins are located at the village of Nikyup, 20 km of Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. The town peaked during the reigns of , , the Antonines and the dynasty. In 447, the Nicoplis was destroyed by Attila's Huns. In the 6th century, it was rebuilt as a powerful fortress enclosing little more than military buildings and churches, following a very common trend for the cities of that century in the Danube . It was finally destroyed by the Avar invasions at the end of the 6th century.RP77447. Bronze AE 29, 126.96.36.199 (R5), I/I 1235, 897, 2146 (R4), VF, nice green , marks, uneven strike, , 11.978 g, maximum 28.9 mm, 135o, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior mint, consular legate Caecilius Servilianus, 189 - 190; AV-T KAI MAP AVPH KOMO∆OC, laureate, bearded right; HΓ EMOKAIKI CEPBEIΛIA NEIKOΠO ΠPOC ICT, river god reclining left, reeds in right hand, resting left arm on urn from which water flows; $300.00 (€264.00)
, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Bizya,
Byza (or Byze) was located between Hadrianopolis and Byzantion. The first Roman imperial coins struck at Byza, were struck under Hadrain.RP77130. Bronze AE 31, , pl. 1, 3; 6 (same dies) 1A; p. 247, 83; 1421 var., VF, , green , 18.00 g, maximum 30.6 mm, Bizya (Vize, Turkey) mint, magistrate Maec. , 117 - 119; AYTO TPAIANOC A∆PIANOC KAICA-P CE / GEP B, laureate, draped and right, Door with two; EΠI MAI NEΠ ΠPECB KAI ANT, city gate arch, flanked by two columns and two round crenelated towers, galloping right above, BIZYH/NΩN in two lines in the ; ex Numismatik auction 160 (15 Jun 2010), lot 414; ; $300.00 (€264.00)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.
Construction of the Colosseum, started by c. 72 A.D., was completed by in 80 A.D. It was capable of seating 50,000 spectators. Games held for its inauguration lasted for 100 days and nights, during which some 5,000 were slaughtered.RB77111. Brass , cf. , 1, 837 (R2); 530; 24; 551, 516 ( ); I 52; 345; -, aVF/F, , a little rough, 24.753 g, maximum 37.9 mm, 180o, uncertain Thracian mint, 82 A.D.; IMP DIVI F AVG P P COS , laureate right; , Pax standing left, branch in right hand, in left hand, flanking across ; ; $290.00 (€255.20)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria,
stands for . According to H. R. this initial issue of coins was minted in Rome. Indeed the portrait is unmistakably that of the mint of Rome, and even if the coins were actually minted in Antioch, the dies were surely by the Rome mint.SH60149. , 899, 304, 507, EF, 13.825 g, maximum 27.6 mm, 0o, Rome or Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 244 or 246 A.D.; AYTOK K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOY CEB, laureate, draped and right, from behind; ∆HMAPC EΞOYCIAC, standing facing on ground line, wings open, and tail left, wreath in beak, below wings, in ; double strike evident in , minor crack, small encrustations, very , handsome portrait and ; $285.00 (€250.80)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria,
In 248, overwhelmed by the number of invasions and usurpers, Philip offered to resign. The Senate decided to support the Emperor, with Gaius Messius Quintus most vocal of all the senators. Philip was so impressed that he dispatched with a special command of the Pannonian and Moesian provinces. His loyal supporter, , was, however, proclaimed Emperor by the Danubian armies in the spring of 249 and defeated and killed Philip in September.SH60141. Silver , 907a, 357, 2027, -, EF, 10.949 g, maximum 26.4 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 247 A.D.; AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, and left, Gorgon's on ; ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO Γ, standing right, right, wings open, wreath in beak, ANTIOXIA / S C in ; $280.00 (€246.40)
, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D., Anchialus,
When the was abolished in 45 A.D., Anchialos (Pomorie, Bulgaria today) became of the Roman province of . It was formally proclaimed a city under . Anchialos thrived in the 2nd and 3rd centuries serving as the most important import and export station of and acquired the appearance of a Roman city under the Dynasty.RP68711. Bronze 4 assaria, 464 (R5), 555, -, -, -, aVF, glossy green , 14.534 g, maximum 30.7 mm, 45o, Anchialus (Pomorie, Bulgaria) mint, 209 - 212 A.D.; AY K Π CEΠ ΓETAC, laureate, draped and right, from behind; OYΛΠIANΩN AΓ−X−IAΛEΩN, Demeter standing left, reaching with right toward coiled around large torch before her, small torch cradled in her left, two small pellets over ∆ in center ; ; $270.00 (€237.60)
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