, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Uncertain Mint, Anatolia or
The mint, the questor 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 Sear 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 quaestor 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 questoria (questor's seat of office), and fiscus (imperial treasury), Q (for questor) below; previously a but recent finds have made it somewhat easier to aquire; $450.00 (€391.50)
, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D., ,
Located near Lampsacus, belonged to the Delian League. In the Hellenistic period it was in the domain of and then the Attalid dynasty. refounded it as a within the province of . After was divided in the 4th century, it was in the province of Hellespontus.RP70938. Bronze AE 21, 304; 1343; p. 108, 116, VF, perfect centering, struck with a damaged die, 4.774 g, maximum 20.7 mm, 180o, mint, IMP VALERIANVS , ,draped and right; Capricorn swimming right, holding celestial globe between legs, on back, below; ex Russian Coins; $450.00 (€391.50)
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 ; $400.00 (€348.00)
C. , of , 6 - 5 B.C., Temnos,
The larger of the same series honored . On this coin Gallus gives himself the epithet Aγνος, meaning pure or holy! Later he was an ambitious and powerful senator. A foe of , in 11 B.C. he married Tiberius' ex-wife, . He was suspected of and never denied fathering Tiberius' son, the Younger. After died, he courted the widow of , . In 30 A.D., had him imprisoned and for three years kept him in solitary confinement and on the very edge of starvation until he died. To add further insult he was discredited by .SH74030. Bronze AE 16, 2447; 276; 627; p. 146, 25; -, aEF, attractive olive green , 4.159 g, maximum 15.9 mm, 0o, Temnos mint, 5 B.C.; ACINIOC ΓAΛΛOC AΓNOC, of right; APOΛΛAC ΦAINIOY TAMNITAN, of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy; ; $400.00 (€348.00)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Seleucia Pieria,
Seleucia Pieria was built by Seleucus I Nicator, c. 300 B.C. It then changed several times between the Ptolemies and Seleucids. When the Seleucid Empire was subdued by the Armenian conqueror Tigranes II, Seleucia Pieria resisted. Seleucid rule, giving the city to Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, a direct descendant of Seleucus I Nicator and a loyal ally of Rome. Seleucia enjoyed substantial autonomy, de facto independence, which it kept even to the end of the Roman occupation.
RP75810. Silver , 4328; 1186; p. 273, 32, aVF, nice portrait, , minor , 15.010 g, maximum 25.9 mm, 180o, Seleucia Pieria mint, 5 - 6 A.D.; KAIΣAPO ΣEBAΣTOY, laureate right, bead and reel ; filleted (thunderbolt) set on (throne) of Zeus, ΣEΛEYKΩN / THΣ IEPAΣ above, A to left, H to right, I∆P (year 114) under seat, KAI / AYTONOMOY below, all within wreath; CNG e-auction 354, lot 393; ; $370.00 (€321.90)
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 (€313.20)
, 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 ; $350.00 (€304.50)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Antioch,
The Sela Neron ( ) is mentioned in the Mishna Keilim 17:12.
Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo was the Propraetorial Imperial Legate of Roman from 60 - 63 A.D. In 58 A.D. Corbulo, who had been Caligula's brother-in-law, had defeated the . Tigranes, who grew up in Rome, was installed as of . In 63, again fell under Parthian hegemony. Corbulo crossed the Euphrates with a strong army. The new Armenian Tiridates refused battle, laid down his diadem at the foot of the emperor's statue, and promised not to resume it until he received it from the hand of himself in Rome. In 67, , suspicious of Corbulo and his support among the Roman masses, summoned him to . On his arrival at Cenchreae, the of Corinth, messengers from met Corbulo, and ordered him to commit suicide, which he loyally obeyed by falling on his own sword, saying, "Axios!"SH73960. Silver , 258, 82, 4182, gVF, 14.269 g, maximum 25.7 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 61 - 62 A.D.; NEPΩNOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOY, laureate beardless right wearing ; standing on a thunderbolt, wings spread, frond left, H / IP right (regnal year 8 & year 110 of the Caesarian era); $350.00 (€304.50)
Roman (Ninica-Claudiopolis?), Octavian/Augustus, c. 30 - 29 B.C.
This was previously attributed to and the portrait as or . , supported by find data, attributes it to , probably Pedias, and identifies the portrait as Octavian/Augustus, and likely immediately post-Actian. proposed the coins were struck for Octavian/Augustus for the founding of Iulia Augusta Ninica, and the epithet could be apply to both and the colony. VE and TER abbreviate the names of the two (municipal officers) of the colony.RP74281. Bronze provincial as, 4082, aVF, : , 11.247 g, maximum 23.9 mm, 0o, Ninica-Claudiopolis(?) mint, c. 30 - 29 B.C.; PRINCEPS , of right; : obscure in oval punch; VE TER IVLIA , standing left, helmeted and draped; very ; $350.00 (€304.50)
, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D., Roman Provincial
Eleutheria is the Greek personification of liberty (ancient and modern). Eleutheria was also an epithet for at Myra, .RX74282. , 5359; 247; 326; 365; 234; p. 25, 209; 18.5; 184, aVF, 12.604 g, maximum 25.5 mm, 0o, mint, 15 Jan 69 - 17 Apr 69 A.D.; AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, laureate right, LA (year 1) before; EΛEY−ΘEPIA, Eleutheria standing left, wreath in right, in left, leaning on column; $350.00 (€304.50)
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