, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Uncertain Mint, Anatolia or
The mint, the who struck this , and even the identity of the person in the portrait remain uncertain. The has previously been attributed to and the portrait identified as (Friedlander) or (Grant). David notes the has never been found in . Finds point to or Anatolia. It is possible that the was issued, with his own portrait, by Sosius, a general under Marc Antony who was in 39 B.C. Much more likely, however, the portrait is of .RB71004. Bronze AE 24, 5409; 957 ( ); 29 ( ), F, green , 17.823 g, maximum 26.6 mm, 180o, uncertain Anatolian or Syrian mint, right; (spear), sella quaestoria (quaestor's seat of office), and fiscus (imperial treasury), Q (for ) below; previously a but recent finds have made it somewhat easier to acquire; $350.00 (€311.50)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.; Perinthus, ;
All the Latin coins of Perinthus are . BMC does not list Perinthus mint, but identifies this as "barbarous." RIC notes the existence of Balkan , , and but does not catalog them.
RPC attributes the to Nicaea, .RS77050. Bronze as, pl. VII, 1762, 391 var. (barbarous); c/m: 92, p. 345 (Nicaea, , Apr 68 - Jan 69), VF, c/m: VF, dark blue-green , 9.665 g, maximum 28.1 mm, 180o, Perinthos (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, mid 66 - 9 Jun 68 A.D.; CLAVDIVS AVG IMP, laureate right, : ΓAΛBA in a rectangular punch; standing facing on ovoid globe, wings open, right, divided across above center; ; $350.00 (€311.50)
, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Cyzicus, ; , , and
was the son of and , and the presumptive heir. was his older sister. was Claudius' daughter by an earlier wife.RP84050. Bronze AE 13, 2248, -, -, -, -, -, aF, of encrustation on Octavia's jaw, 1.918 g, maximum 13.0 mm, 315o, Kyzikos (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, before 43 A.D.; NEΩΣ ΓEPMANIKOΣ K Y, of right; AN OKTA, , draped busts of and ; very ; $340.00 (€302.60)
, Augusta 128 - c. 136 A.D., Wife of , Amphipolis,
was the wife of , married to him before his succession. She was renowned for her virtue and simplicity. In 100, awarded her with the title of Augusta, but she did not accept the title until 105. did not appear on the coinage until 112. She was largely responsible for Hadrian's succession to the throne after the death of . died in 129 A.D.RP83496. Bronze AE 25, III 655 (8 spec.); p. 56, 103; 3186 (R5); 1171; 987; -; -; -, VF, green , , some corrosion and scratches, off center, , 12.382 g, maximum 24.5 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 128 - c. 136 A.D.; CABEINA CEBACTH, draped right wearing , pellet within crescent with horns up left below chin; AMΦIΠOΛTWN, seated left on high back throne, wearing turreted crown, in right hand; ; $320.00 (€284.80)
of Chalkis, Coele , Lysanias, 40 - 36 B.C.
Lysanias is called Tetrarch of by Josephus. Lysanias' father Ptolemaios was married to Alexandra, Mattathias Antigonus' sister. Lysanias offered the Parthian Barzapharnes a thousand talents and 500 women to depose Hyrcanus and put his uncle (or step-uncle) on the throne of (Josephus B.J. 1.248). When Lysanias continued to support against the Roman nominee Herod the Great, had him executed, and gave his territory to VII.GB90942. Bronze AE 19, 11.g, 4769, 145 , 1243, -, VF, 3.505 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 0o, Chalkis sub Libano mint, c. 40 B.C.; veiled female right, no ; double , flanked by four ligatures ΛYCA, TETP, APX, IΦ (Lysanias tetrarch and high priest); very ; $310.00 (€275.90)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Uncertain Mint, Anatolia or
The mint, the who struck this , and even the identity of the person in the portrait remain uncertain. The has previously been attributed to and the portrait identified as (Friedlander) or (Grant). David notes the has never been found in . Finds point to or Anatolia. It is possible that the was issued, with his own portrait, by Sosius, a general under Marc Antony who was in 39 B.C. Much more likely, however, the portrait is of .RP83708. Bronze AE 24, 5409; 957 ( ); 29 ( ), gF, centered on , dark green , scratches, corrosion, 7.018 g, maximum 20.7 mm, 90o, uncertain Anatolian or Syrian mint, right; (spear), sella quaestoria (quaestor's seat of office), and fiscus (imperial treasury), Q (for ) below; previously a but recent finds have made it somewhat easier to acquire; $310.00 (€275.90)
(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 ; ; $300.00 (€267.00)
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 .GI76343. Bronze AE 21, III p. 98, 10; 1285; 196; 454; p. 52, 72; 626 (R2), VF/F, green , weak, light scratches, , 4.673 g, maximum 20.8 mm, 180o, Katane (Catania, , Italy) mint, Roman rule, c. 186 - 70 B.C.; of Dionysos right, wearing ivy , ΛAΣIO (magistrate) above, (ΩΣI?) behind; KATANΩN, the Katanean brothers, Amphinomos and Anapias, carrying their aged parents, saving them from an eruption of Mt. Etna; very ; $300.00 (€267.00)
, 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, 22.214.171.124 (R5), I/I 1235, 897, 2146 (R4), VF, nice green , marks, , , 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 (€267.00)
, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Bizya,
Bizya (or Bizye) was located between Hadrianopolis and Byzantion. The first Roman imperial coins struck at Bizya, were struck under .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 (€267.00)
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