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Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, faimily, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
RS67080. Silver denarius, RSC III 146c, RIC IV 612, BMCRE V 330, SRCV II 6598, VF, weight 2.663 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 194 A.D.; obverse IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right; reverse PIETAS, Pietas seated left on high-backed throne, veiled, palladium in right, left hand at side; rare (R2); $150.00 (€112.50)

Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Click for a larger photo It's estimated that in 200 A.D. the worldwide human population was about 257 million.
RS68059. Silver denarius, RIC IV 351b, RSC III 573a, BMCRE V 703, VF, well centered, edge cracks, weight 3.198 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 0o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 199 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, laureate and draped older boy's bust right, from behind; reverse SECVRIT ORBIS, Securitas seated left, scepter vertical in right, propping head on left hand, left elbow on back of throne; scarce; $150.00 (€112.50)

Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Egypt) and its distribution to the people.
RS68303. Silver denarius, RIC IV 501, RSC III 39, BMCRE V 652, SRCV II 6262, VF, excellent centering, weight 3.572 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 180o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia) mint, 198 A.D.; obverse L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right; reverse ANNONAE AVGG, Annona standing half left, right foot on prow, stalks of grain in right, cornucopia in left; $150.00 (€112.50)

Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Emesa was famous for its Temple of the Sun, the center of worship for the ancient pagan cult El-Gebal (or Elagabal). El-Gebal, worshipped in the form of a conical black stone, was the Aramaic name for the Syrian Sun God and means God of the Mountain. Julia Domna, was from Emesa. She was the youngest daughter of high-priest Julius Bassianus, a descendant of the Royal House of Emesa.
RS65354. Silver denarius, RSC III 279a, RIC IV 398, BMCRE V 373, SRCV II 6305 var (LIBERA AVG), gVF, porous, weight 3.554 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 0o, Emesa (Homs, Syria) mint, 194 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right; reverse LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, polos on head, counting board in right, cornucopia in left; scarce; $140.00 (€105.00)

Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Click for a larger photo It's estimated that in 200 A.D. the worldwide human population was about 257 million.
RS60446. Silver denarius, RIC IV 351b, RSC III 573a, BMCRE V 703, nice VF, weight 2.786 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 0o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 199 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, laureate and draped older boy's bust right, from behind; reverse SECVRIT ORBIS, Securitas seated left, scepter vertical in right, propping head on left hand, left elbow on back of throne; scarce; $130.00 (€97.50)

Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
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RS56165. Silver denarius, RIC IV 292, RSC III 195, VF, weight 3.151 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 180o, Antiochia (Antakiyah, Syria) mint, obverse IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left, raising right over altar at feet left, incense box in left; $120.00 (€90.00)

Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, faimily, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
RS68054. Silver denarius, RIC IV 413, RSC III 376, SRCV II 6324, VF, weight 2.455 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 0o, Emesa (Homs, Syria) mint, 194 - 195 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right; reverse PIETAT AVG, Severus standing left, veiled and togate, sacrificing from patera over flaming tripod; $110.00 (€82.50)

Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Emesa was famous for its Temple of the Sun, the center of worship for the Syrian sun god El-Gebal (or Elagabal), worshipped in the form of a conical black stone. In 187, Septimius Severus married Julia Domna, age 17, the youngest daughter of the high-priest Julius Bassianus and a Syrian princess from the Royal House of Emesa.
RS68055. Silver denarius, RIC IV 431, Cohen 771, VF, lamination flaws and corrosion on reverse, weight 2.189 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 315o, Emesa (Homs) mint, 194 - 195 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right; reverse VIRTVTE AVG, Virtus advancing right, wearing military garb, inverted spear in right, parazonium in left; scarce; $110.00 (€82.50)

Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Spes was the Roman personification of Hope. In art Spes is normally depicted carrying flowers or a cornucopia, but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men.
RS68502. Silver denarius, BMCRE V 313, RIC IV 199, RSC III 273, SRCV II 7547, VF/aVF, interesting eastern style, weight 3.198 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 45o, Antiochia (Antakiyah, Syria) mint, 219 - 220 A.D.; obverse IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse SPEI PERPETVAE, Spes walking left, flower in right, raising fold of skirt with left; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; $100.00 (€75.00)

Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Julia Domna, was from Emesa. She was the youngest daughter of high-priest Julius Bassianus, a descendant of the Royal House of Emesa.
RS49580. Silver denarius, RIC IV 627 var (reverse legend), SRCV II 6591 var (same), F, weight 2.695 g, maximum diameter 16.9 mm, die axis 0o, Emesa (Homs, Syria) mint, 194 - 195 A.D.; obverse IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right; reverse LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, counting board in right, cornucopia in left; very rare; $95.00 (€71.25)

Geta, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Spes was the Roman personification of Hope. In art Spes is normally depicted carrying flowers or a cornucopia, but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men. On this coin, the Caesar, Geta, the designated successor of the emperors, is identified as the hope for the future of the Roman people.
RS48393. Silver denarius, RIC IV 96, RSC III 192a, VF, weight 3.192 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 150o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 198 - 200 A.D.; obverse L SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bare head, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPEI PERPETVAE, Spes walking left, raising flower in right, raising fold of skirt with left; $90.00 (€67.50)

Geta, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D.
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RS48395. Silver denarius, RIC IV 105(a), RSC III 83, SRCV II 7181, gVF, weight 2.663 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 180o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 199 - 200 A.D.; obverse P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bare headed, draped bust right, seen from behind; reverse MINERV SANCT, Minerva standing half left, resting right on shield, inverted spear in left; scarce; $90.00 (€67.50)

Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 194, Septimius Severus marched with his army of 12 legions to Cilicia and defeated Pescennius Niger, governor of Syria, at the Battle of Issus. Pescennius retreated to Antioch where he was executed by Severus' troops.
RS58675. Silver denarius, RIC IV 389, RSC III 232, aVF, weight 2.426 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 180o, Emesa (Homs, Syria) mint, 194 - 195 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right; reverse INVICTO IMP, trophy of arms with additional captured arms below; nice portrait, excellent centering; scarce; $85.00 (€63.75)

Geta, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D.
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RS57389. Silver denarius, RIC IV 103, RSC III 76, VF, weight 2.926 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 180o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 202 A.D.; obverse P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, draped bust right, from behind; reverse MARTI VICTORI, Mars advancing right, transverse spear in right, trophy over shoulder in left; scarce; $75.00 (€56.25)

Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 194, Septimius Severus marched with his army of 12 legions to Cilicia and defeated Pescennius Niger, governor of Syria, at the Battle of Issus. Pescennius retreated to Antioch where he was executed by Severus' troops.
RS60467. Silver denarius, RIC IV 610, RSC III 144, BMCRE V 329, gF, dark toning, weight 2.407 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 194 A.D.; obverse IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right; reverse MONETA AVG, Moneta standing half left, scales in right, cornucopia in left; toned, scratch; rare; $75.00 (€56.25)

Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Felicitas was the goddess or personification of good luck and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire, and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.
RS41865. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 8950, RIC IV 78, RSC IV 155, VF, horn silver, tight crack, weight 3.315 g, maximum diameter 23.7 mm, die axis 180o, Antiochia (Antakiyah, Syria) mint, 249 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M TR P VI COS P P, Felicitas standing left, long caduceus in right, cornucopia in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; rare; $50.00 (€37.50)

Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Oriens is Latin for "east." Literally it means "rising" from orior, "rise." The use of the word for "rising" to refer to the east (where the sun rises) has analogs from many languages: compare the terms "Levant" (French levant "rising"), "Anatolia" (Greek anatole), "mizrahi" in Hebrew (from "zriha" meaning sunrise), "sharq" in Arabic, and others. The Chinese pictograph for east is based on the sun rising behind a tree and "The Land of the Rising Sun" to refers to Japan. Also, many ancient temples, including the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, were built with their main entrances facing the East. To situate them in such a manner was to "orient" them in the proper direction. When something is facing the correct direction, it is said to have the proper "orientation."
RS69970. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 8626, RIC IV 213, RSC IV 167, VF, weight 4.436 g, maximum diameter 23.6 mm, die axis 180o, Antiochia (Antakiyah, Syria) mint, 242 - 244 A.D.; obverse IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse ORIENS AVG, Sol standing slightly left, radiate, nude but for chlamys over shoulders, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in left; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; $40.00 (€30.00)

Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Oriens is Latin for "east." Literally it means "rising" from orior, "rise." The use of the word for "rising" to refer to the east (where the sun rises) has analogs from many languages: compare the terms "Levant" (French levant "rising"), "Anatolia" (Greek anatole), "mizrahi" in Hebrew (from "zriha" meaning sunrise), "sharq" in Arabic, and others. The Chinese pictograph for east is based on the sun rising behind a tree and "The Land of the Rising Sun" to refers to Japan. Also, many ancient temples, including the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, were built with their main entrances facing the East. To situate them in such a manner was to "orient" them in the proper direction. When something is facing the correct direction, it is said to have the proper "orientation."
RS47958. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 8626, RIC IV 213, RSC IV 167, VF, weight 4.564 g, maximum diameter 22.7 mm, die axis 45o, Antiochia (Antakiyah, Syria) mint, 242 - 244 A.D.; obverse IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse ORIENS AVG, Sol standing slightly left, radiate, nude but for chlamys over shoulders, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in left; $12.00 (€9.00)




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