(Amisos?), Roman Quaestor ( Lucullus?), 100 - 50 B.C.
The Q identifies the bare male as a Roman Quaestor. 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 Quaestor 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)
, 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)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., ,
The site of (modern Kyustendil, Bulgaria) was settled in the Iron Age by the Thracian Dentheletes tribe. It was located near thermal springs and remains of the ancient city include a temple of Asklepios and Roman . In the 1990s, excavation of nearby 2nd century A.D. tumuli unearthed bronze surgical instruments and a small bronze case containing a variety of medicines.RP63965. Bronze AE 30, 264 (same die), 4653, -, -, aF, , 26.306 g, maximum 30.3 mm, 180o, (Kyustendil, Bulgaria) mint, AYT K Λ CEΠTI CEYHPOC ΠEP CEB, laureate right.; HΓE K AIΛIOY ONEPATOY OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC, seen in three-quarters perspective, no steps, Apollo-Bonus Eventus standing within, flanked by a tree left and another right; thick sestertius-like ; ; $270.00 (€237.60)
, 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)
, the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., ,
Pacensis (or Pacifica) was founded by . The colony assumed his family name, , and on account of Vespasian's devotion to the goddess of Peace (to whom he built a temple at Rome); it was called Pacensis (or Pacifica).
RP77123. Bronze AE 22, 1746-1749 (same dies); 454, 3023 (???); -, gVF, nice , nice , die wear and crack, 6.695 g, maximum 22.4 mm, (Debelt, Bulgaria) mint, Feb 244 - End Sep 249 A.D.; IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and right, from behind, centration dimple; CO-L FL PAC DEV,LT (LT in ), prow of galley left on waves, ram's on point of ram, octopus and swimming left beside hull above waves; Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann auction 31 (3 May 2015), lot 313; ; $270.00 (€237.60)
, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., ,
Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus, an Aethiopian , and Cassiopeia. When Cassiopeia's boasted that Andromeda was more beautiful than the Nereids, Poseidon sent a sea monster (Cetus Aethiopicus) to ravage as divine punishment. Andromeda was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to sate the monster, but she was saved by Perseus. Later Andromeda and Perseus were married.SH63219. Brass AE 22, 1241a (O109/R592); 2758 (R6); -; -, aF, 6.276 g, maximum 22.5 mm, 180o, (Debelt, Bulgaria) mint, 29 Jul 238 - 25 Feb 244 A.D.; IMP GORDIANVS AG, laureate, draped and right, from behind; COL FL PAC DEVLT, Perseus (on right) standing left, helping Andromeda (on left) come down from a rock after saving her, Medusa's and in his left hand, his right foot on the sea monster, Cetus Aethiopicus, turned to stone; very ; $250.00 (€220.00)
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