Odessos, , c. 125 - 70 B.C., Civic Issue in the Types and Name of Alexander the Great
Odessus surrendered to Alexander the Great in 335 B.C. Rule passed to his diadochus , but in coalition with other Pontic cities and the Getae, Odessus rebelled in 313 B.C. After Lysimachus' death in 281, the city reverted to striking in the types and name of Alexander the Great and continued to strike Alexandrine tetradrachms until at least 70 B.C.SH63508. Silver , 1179, VF, , 15.721 g, maximum 29.8 mm, 0o, Odessos (Varna, Bulgaria) mint, c. 125 - 70 B.C.; of Herakles right, wearing lion-scalp headdress; AΛEΞAN∆POY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Zeus seated left, in right, long in left hand, ∆H under arm, below throne; $360.00 (€320.40)
(Amisos?), Roman ( Lucullus?), c. 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.SH71045. Brass AE 21, 2156, I p. 24, 69; 281, VF/F, 6.826 g, maximum 20.5 mm, 0o, (Amisos (Samsun, Turkey)?) mint, c. 80 B.C.(?); bare male right, Q ( ) below; two men standing, holding a pig between them, each with a hand raised, taking an oath of fealty, FETA IA in ; ; $360.00 (€320.40)
, 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, (Kemer, Canakkale, Turkey) mint, IMP VALERIANVS , ,draped and right; Capricorn swimming right, holding celestial globe between legs, on back, C G I H P ( Gemella Iulia Hadriana Pariana) below; ex Russian Coins; $360.00 (€320.40)
, Roman Rule, Aesillas, 90 - 75 B.C.
This was apparently intended to encourage Macedonian pride by portraying the legendary national hero of the Macedonians, and at the same time clearly communicate Roman authority with name and of the Roman .RS77035. Silver , Group VI, 1543, 1330, 3305, 223, 1439, VF, , porous, light deposits of copper salts, 11.862 g, maximum 28.3 mm, 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, 90 - 75 B.C.; of Alexander the Great right with horn of and flowing hair, Θ behind, MAKE∆ONΩN below; AESILLAS above money-chest (cista), club, and Q over quaestor's chair ( ), all within laurel , pellet below sella, pellet at end of Q; $360.00 (€320.40)
, 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)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., ad Belum, Chalcidice,
The ad Belum lie of the modern Syrian village of Al-Iss near Al-Hadir, 25 km southwest of Aleppo on the bank of the Queiq River (the ancient Belus River). was distinguished from its namesake in by its river. The river, but not the city, was named for the Semitic god Bel or Ba?al.
RY84646. Bronze AE 26, 3461 (8 spec.), 4a; 511, 3, -; -, VF, green with red earthen highlighting, on a , some flatness high point, 14.003 g, maximum 25.7 mm, 0o, ad Belum ( , ) mint, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC APICT CE ΓEPM ∆AK ΠAPΘ, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; ΦΛ XAΛ/KI∆EWN in two lines, ∆ below, all within laurel of eight bunches of leaves tied at the bottom; ; $335.00 (€298.15)
, 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)
, 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 21, 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 ( ) below; previously a but recent finds have made it somewhat easier to acquire; $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 .
RB71004. Bronze AE 27, 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; $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)
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