(Amisos?), Roman Quaestor ( Lucullus?), c. 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.SH71045. Brass AE 20, 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 (quaestor) below; two men standing, holding a pig between them, each with a hand raised, taking an oath of fealty, FETA IA in ; ; $430.00 (€378.40)
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 (€352.00)
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 (€352.00)
, 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 (€325.60)
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)
, 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 (€308.00)
, 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 (€308.00)
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 (€308.00)
, 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 (€308.00)
, 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)
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