, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.
This is an extremely heroic variety of a . There is only one auction record on Coin Archives for this variety: NAC Auction 59 (4 Apr 2011), lot 968 (a beautiful near EF example). It sold for $48,717 including fees. SH73454. , 203q+2 (same obv die), 535 (S, no belt), 838 var (no belt), 565 var (no belt), VF, , high relief , , porous, areas of corrosion, 25.631 g, maximum 34.6 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 104 - 107 A.D.; NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate left, full chest exposed, with drapery on left shoulder, military belt ( ) across chest; , in military dress on horseback right, thrusting spear at Dacian warrior trampled and falling under fore-hooves, S C in ; extremely variety; $6000.00 (€5220.00)
, Sister of , Mytilene,
was the the youngest child of and the Elder and the youngest sister of . She was born on , where this coin was struck, in early 18 A.D. Early in Caligula's reign, , and her elder sisters the Younger and Drusilla, received considerable honors and privileges, such as the rights of the Virgins (with the freedom to view public games from the upper seats in the stadium), inclusion in the oath of loyalty, and depiction on coins. Suetonius and Cassius Dio accuse the insane of incestuous relationships with his sisters, including , and say he prostituted them to other men. and were banished in 39 A.D. after unsuccessfully conspiring to overthrow and replace him with their shared lover (Drusilla's widower). After becoming emperor, recalled the sisters from exile. He soon married Jr., but exiled and then executed , apparently by starvation, without a defense and on unsupported charges.SH74029. Brass AE 18, 2348; 4387; pl. 14, 1; 1; 576; -, F, , on left weak, porous and grainy, 6.244 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 0o, Mytilene mint, struck under , 18 Mar 37 - 39 A.D.; IOYΛIAN NEAN ΓEPMANIKOY, draped left, M-Y/T-I in two divided lines low in ; Γ KAICAPA CEBACTON, standing left, with drawn up over (capite velato), extended in right, M-Y/T-I in two divided lines low in ; the only coin featuring Livilla's portrait alone; extremely , only about a dozen known, with the majority in museums; $2700.00 (€2349.00)
Athens, , , , c. 86 - 84 B.C., Issued by
After 1 March 86 B.C., was the master of Athens. He recovered from the Pontic Mithradates, who had taken it by force. This issue was struck for , either at Athens or outside Athens during the siege, to pay his legions and expenses during the war against Mithradates. The silver was collected from Greeks who supported the Romans against Mithradates and requisitioned from the sacred temple treasuries at Epidaurus, Olympia and . The ancients admired these Roman-Athenian coins and called them "flats of Lucullan." The MARKOY may refer to the brother of the Roman general and politician Lucullus.SH70948. Silver , cf. 1293; pl. 78, 11; 1653; V, pp. 28-31 and pl. 9, 10; pl. 120, 366, gVF, attractive , well struck, nicely , centered on a crowded slightly irregular shape , 16.581 g, maximum 29.5 mm, 0o, Athens mint, c. 86 - 84 B.C.; helmeted of Parthenos right, triple-crested helmet decorated with a right above the raised earpiece, and protomes of horses above visor; owl standing right on on its side right, facing, MARKOY left, TAMIOY right, A on , all within olive wreath; ex John Jencek; ; $2500.00 (€2175.00)
, 28 March - 2 June 193 A.D., Daughter of
, the only child of and , was made Augusta the day her father became emperor. She survived her father's downfall, but was stripped of her title and the details of her life thereafter are unknown. Due to the short reign of her father, coins of are extremely .SH72535. Silver , 10, 3, 14, VF, lightly , porous, 2.393 g, maximum 18.35 mm, 0o, Rome mint, first issue, 28 Mar - May(?) 93; AVG, draped right, hair in bun; HILAR TEMPOR, standing left, long branch in right hand, in left; ex CNG auction 337, lot 450; extremely (R4); $2400.00 (€2088.00)
, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D.
The wreath on the is the corona civica, the oak wreath awarded to Roman citizens ex (by special decree of the Senate) for saving the life of another citizen by slaying an enemy in battle. It became a prerogative for to be awarded the Civic Crown, originating with , who was awarded it in 27 B.C. for saving the lives of citizens by ending the series of civil wars.SH72538. , 37, 38, 24, 50, VF, excellent portrait, light scratches, 29.339 g, maximum 36.7 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 37 - 38 A.D.; C AVG PON M , laureate left; / P P / OB CIVES / , in four lines within Corona Civica oak wreath; ex Jencek Historical Enterprise; ; $1960.00 (€1705.20)
, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D.
With this coin claimed there was peace all over the world. It was true that at the time it was struck there was peace along all the borders of the empire, which was a event because Rome was almost always engaged in some war with the nations and tribes that surrounded it. It was, however, an absurdity, in the midst of a civil war within the borders, to acclamation peace on the borders as peace all over the world.SH72951. Silver , 4a, -, -, -, -, VF, nice , a few bumps and scratches, 3.335 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 180o, Rome mint, late Feb - early March 69 A.D.; IMP , right; PAX TERRARVM (All the World at Peace), Pax standing left, olive-branch in right hand, in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex & Sear Mail Bid Sale 13 (2006), lot 437; - this is the much rarer later variety without M between IMP and , 45/1000 coins in Jyrki Muona's die study; ; $1800.00 (€1566.00)
Roman Civil Wars, Revolt of , Governor of Spain, April - June 68 A.D.
lived in for eight years. This coin was issued by as governor of Spain in revolt against . The is copied from Republican struck in 62 B.C. by the moneyer L. Scribonius Libo.SH63560. Silver , 9, 396, 9, 2072, F, , 3.515 g, maximum 17.7 mm, 225o, (?) mint, Apr - Jun 68 A.D.; , young female ( ) right, around forehead; ROM RENASC, standing right in military garb, on globe in right hand, eagle-tipped over left shoulder in left; bargain priced for this interesting rarity implying the restoration of the Republic!; very (R4); $1300.00 (€1131.00)
, January - March 69 A.D.
wore a wig and on some of his coin , such as this one, it seems you can actually see the wig.SH72956. Silver , 8, 17, 18, 10, 2162, VF, mint luster, , 3.469 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, Jan - Feb 69 A.D.; IMP M , right; , standing left, wreath in right, long in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; ex Rauch Sommerauktion 2009, lot 651; ; $1250.00 (€1087.50)
, February - 9 March 69 A.D.
The second issue of is characterized by the missing M in the and a changed coiffure. This combined with the serene portrait makes this particular die one of the nicest ones available.SH72955. Silver , 10, 15, 19, 11, 2163, VF, portrait, nicely , on a , 3.475 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, Feb - 9 Mar 69 A.D.; IMP , right; , standing left, wreath in right, long in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex CNG, ex Harlan J. ; ; $1200.00 (€1044.00)
, Daughter of , Wife of , Mother of , Grandmother of
was the daughter of Marc Antony and , the wife of , the mother of , and a grandmother of . Renowned for her beauty and virtue, was revered by the Roman people. She was probably poisoned by or committed suicide. She never loved her son , calling him a monster and a fool, but he posthumously made her Augusta in 41 A.D. and issued all her coinage.SH68887. Silver , 66, 111, 2, 1900, F, , 3.717 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 225o, Rome mint, struck under , c. 41 - 42 A.D.; , draped right, wearing barley wreath; CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, standing facing, draped as , long torch in right, in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; (R2); $1080.00 (€939.60)
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