, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.
is depicted here in the same pose as The of Versailles, a slightly over life-size Roman marble statue from the 1st or 2nd century A.D., copying a lost Greek bronze original attributed to Leochares, c. 325 B.C. The sculpture may have come from a sanctuary at Nemi or possibly from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. In 1556, it was given by Pope Paul IV to II of France, a subtle allusion to the king's mistress, Diane de Poitiers. It is now in the Musée du Louvre, .RA85169. , 1031, 205, 16, 2311, 67, 11327, VI - (p. lxxxii), VF, coppery surfaces, traces of , 3.598 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 180o, 8th , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, issue 1, c. September 268 – end 269; IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, , draped, and right, from behind; DIANAE , standing slightly right, right, drawing arrow with right hand from quiver on right shoulder, bow in left hand, small stag right at feet on right with turned back looking at goddess, H in ; ; $140.00 (€124.60)
, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Perga,
Perga was the capital of . Today it is a large site of ancient ruins, 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) east of Antalya on the southwestern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. During the Hellenistic period, Perga was one of the richest and most beautiful cities in the ancient world, famous for its temple of . It also is notable as the of the renowned mathematician Apollonius of Perga.RP83671. Bronze AE 24, p. 127, 41; 462 (plate numbered 642 in error); 4685; -, VF, cutting off parts of legends, green with highlighting buff earthen deposits, 9.73 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 0o, Perga mint, 218-222 A.D.; AVT K M AV ANTWNINOC CEB, , draped, and right; ΠEPΓ-AIΩN, a of Pergaia, crescent above left, above right, on flanking on each side, all within temple, in ; $125.00 (€111.25)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior
, to the Romans, was one of the most venerated ancient Greek deities. The name, and the goddess herself, may have been pre-Greek. Homer refers to her as Agrotera, Potnia Theron: of the wildland, Mistress of . The Arcadians believed she was the daughter of Demeter. In the classical period, was described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of . She was goddess of the , wild , wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.RP77042. Bronze assarion, 126.96.36.199 (R5), I/I 1222, 873, 2118 (R6) var. (laureate), VF, green , porous, 5.358 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 210o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, Aug 138 - 7 Mar 161 A.D.; AVT AI A∆PIA ANTΩNEIN, right; NEIKOΠOΛEITΩN, standing right, bow in left hand, drawing arrow from quiver on shoulder with right hand; ; $120.00 (€106.80)
Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes X Eusebes , 42 - 36 B.C.
Ariarathes X Eusebes (Pious, brother-loving) was the of from c. 42 - 36 B.C. He was of Persian and Greek ancestry. His father was Ariobarzanes II of and his mother was Queen Athenais. He became after his brother Ariobarzanes III Philoromaios was killed. His rule did not last long as of removed and executed him, replacing him with Sisines of Komana, who became Archelaus of .GB83642. Bronze AE 17, HGC 856 (R2); p. 48, 4 (uncertain ), VF, nice green , 3.16 g, maximum 16.9 mm, 0o, Eusebeia-Mazaka mint, 42 - 36 B.C.; draped of left, wearing diadem, bow and quiver on shoulder; BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY, stag standing left; ; $120.00 (€106.80)
, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.
This coin, dedicated by the to the health of the emperor, indicates was ill and vows had been made to , the god of medicine, for his recovery. and were fraternal twins, and had a sibling relationship. Perhaps she was also asked to the emperor. Unfortunately, and Diane could not . He died of the plague soon after this coin was struck.RA77133. , 1088 (7 spec.), 62, 219, 260, 11369 var., F, , highlighting earthen fill, cleaning scratches, 3.915 g, maximum 20.8 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, issue 4, c. mid 270; IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, left; (the health of the Emperor), on left, standing right, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, bow in left hand, facing , on right, standing left, olive branch in right hand, resting on rock behind in left hand; ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Amphipolis,
Tauropolos is an epithet for the goddess , variously interpreted as worshiped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of "Tauropolos" by Iphigenia in her temple at Brauron in was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians. Tauropolia was a festival of held at Athens. - RP77235. Bronze AE 22, 1630; 162; 92; 71; p. 52, 76; 3117 (R5), aVF, nice green , 8.974 g, maximum 21.5 mm, 0o, Amphipolis mint, 16 Jan 27 B.C. - 19 Aug 14 A.D.; KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, right; ∆HMOY AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, seated facing riding on bull galloping right, holding billowing veil with both ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, I Monophthalmus, 323 - 301 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C., he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy, and , answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C. Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by in 168 B.C. -- , the free encyclopediaGS77605. Silver , 1387, 614, 888, 582, 451, aVF, scratches and marks, , 4.051 g, maximum 17.0 mm, 270o, , Lampsakos (Lapseki, Turkey) mint, 310 - 301 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, around hips and legs, extended in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, Pegasos forepart left in left , standing left holding torch under throne; $110.00 (€97.90)
Thasos, , c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Thasos had been subject to , Sparta, Athens or for most of its history. After the Battle of Cynoscephalae in 197 B.C., granted Thasos its "freedom." It was a "free" state in the time of Pliny, the 1st century A.D. Of course, Thasos was "free" under only in much the same way that was a "republic" under and the emperors.GB67669. Bronze AE 20, p. 225, 105; 1057 - 1059 var. ( ); , p. 189, pl. V, 60 ff. var. (same); 1107 var. (same), F, green , 7.485 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 2nd - 1st century B.C.; diademed and draped of right, bow and quiver over shoulder; ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing right, drawing bow about to shoot an arrow, nude but for lion's skin tied around neck and falling over his shoulders, right; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
Korykos, , 1st Century B.C.
Korykos (Corycus) was the for Seleucia, an important harbor and commercial town. The Romans defeated the fleet of Antiochus the Great near Korykos, in 191 B.C. In Roman imperial times emperors usually kept a fleet there to watch over the pirates.
was the messenger of the gods and the god of commerce and thieves. He was the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia. His include the and winged sandals.GB71455. Bronze AE 16, 1099, 800 var. (EΠI/∆H) II p. 462, 1 var. ( , YB/ME), -, -, -, gVF, much nicer than the BnF plate coin, 2.463 g, maximum 16.4 mm, 45o, Korykos (Kizkalesi, Turkey) mint, Roman rule, 1st century B.C.; draped of right, bow and quiver over shoulder, below chin; standing left, holding laurel branch in right, leaning with left arm on column, EΠI over ∆I on left, KΩPYKIΩTΩN downward on right; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Amphipolis,
Tauropolos is an epithet for the goddess , variously interpreted as worshiped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of "Tauropolos" by Iphigenia in her temple at Brauron in was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians. Tauropolia was a festival of held at Athens. - RP77237. Bronze AE 21, 1633; 170; 96; 3141; p. 53, 82, VF, green , 9.004 g, maximum 20.6 mm, 0o, Amphipolis mint, 19 Aug 14 - 16 Mar 37 A.D.; TI KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate left; AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, riding aside facing on bull galloping right, holding billowing inflated veil overhead with both ; $100.00 (€89.00)
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