SH85108. Silver , , 1, 788 (C2); 293; 231; 207; 92, EF, light , much luster on the , areas of slightest corrosion/porosity on , die wear, 3.273 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, mint, 14 Sep 95 - 13 Sep 96 A.D.; DOMIT AVG XV, laureate right; IMP XXII COS XVII , standing right on , wearing helmet and , brandishing javelin in right hand, in left hand, owl at feet on right; $180.00 (€160.20)
a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships, was listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for in Roman art and literature. RS70258. Silver , , 1, 976; 30; 323; 285; 2636, F, centered, , 3.372 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 180o, mint, as , 77 - 78 A.D.; DOMITIANVS, laureate right; , standing slightly left, left, stalks of grain in right hand, torch in left hand; $125.00 (€111.25)
, equated with the Greek , was the Roman virgin warrior goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic, and the inventor of music. She was worshiped on the Capitoline as one of the Capitoline Triad along with and .RS70322. Silver , , 1, 58; 560; 11; 28; 2; -, VF, excellent portrait, , 3.400 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 135o, mint, c. Oct - 31 Dec 81 A.D.; DOMITIANVS , laureate right; TR P DES P P, standing right, helmeted and draped, brandishing spear in right hand, round on left arm; $120.00 (€106.80)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Thessalian League
The Thessalian League was a loose confederacy of city-states and tribes in the Thessalian valley in N. . of Macedon took control of in 344 B.C and it remained under until the Roman in 197 B.C. The league was reestablished in 196 B.C. but had little autonomy after became of the province of in 146 B.C. BCD notes, "The League coinage for must have been quite abundantly struck. It circulated over a wide , and for a very long time, almost certainly until the reign of ."RP83541. Bronze diassarion, 277; 88; p. 167, 1 ff.; I 1407; 946; p. 7, 76; 339; 253, F, , marks and scratches, centration dimple on , 5.427 g, maximum 20.6 mm, 0o, Thessalian League mint, 1st emission, c. 13 Sep 81 - 83 A.D.; ∆OMITIANON KAIΣAPA ΘEΣΣAΛOI, laureate of right; ∆OMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣTHN, draped of Longina right, her hair in a long queue tied up at the back; $80.00 (€71.20)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was to an imperial cult, worshiping the living emperor, and to a cult dedicated to . The likely depicts a local statue of .RP84053. Bronze AE 19, 339; p. 54, 91 - 93; 177; 100; 976, F, off-center, edge cracks, some corrosion, 2.952 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 13 Sep 81 - 18 Sep 96 A.D.; AYTO ∆OMITIANOC, laureate right; AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, standing left, on , long torch before her in right hand, small branch in left hand downward at side, grounded behind; $90.00 (€80.10)
the Younger, , 94 - 95 A.D., Smyrna,
In 94 A.D., because he had no heir, adopted his two young great-nephews. He renamed them and . The next year he executed the boys' father, his cousin, Flavius Clemens, and exiled the boys' mother, his niece, . They were charged with Atheism, a charge sometimes applied to condemn converts to Judaism or Christianity. The boys then disappeared from history and their fate is unknown.
Smyrna was the only city to strike coins in the name of the Younger. No coins were struck for his brother.
Some scholars connect with a Roman Matron in the Talmud (Avodah Zarah 10b) and the Deuteronomy Rabbah 2.25. When the emperor had decreed that in 30 days, the Senate would confirm an edict to kill all Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire, the Roman matron convinced her husband to stand up for the Jews. If that identification is correct, her husband Flavius Clemens converted to Judaism, after having contact with the great sage Rabbi Akiva. is a saint in both the Greek Orthodox and the Roman Catholic .SH83453. Bronze AE 16, p. 244, 3, pl. 31 (V1/R1); 1028; 1360; 2208; p. 276, 320, gF/F, 2.790 g, maximum 16.3 mm, 0o, Smyrna mint, as , 94 - 95 A.D.; OYOCΠACIANOC NEΩTEPOC, right; ZMYPNAIΩN, standing right, in extended right hand, frond over left shoulder in left hand; ex Numismatik, auction 7, lot 200; ; $1300.00 (€1157.00)
The issue "IMP XVII" was a short one, with coins, same as IMP XV, XVI and XVIII. These four victories came in a quick row in late summer and fall of 88 A.D. most important of them likely being that of Tettius Julianus over the . One interesting sub-issue of this group consists of coins with a special, longer : the name of the emperor is spelled in full DOMITIANVS instead of the usual DOMIT. We may speculate that these special coins were minted in parallel (perhaps for ceremonial, games related purpose) with the varieties of the (Secular Games) issue, which can have a long too (and sometimes a left facing portrait or outward ).RS83902. Silver , , 1, 659 (R); 149; 140; 245; cf. 2732 (IMP XIX), F, , , 3.297 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 180o, mint, 14 Sep 88 - 13 Sep 89 A.D.; DOMIT AVG , laureate right; IMP XVII , standing left, helmeted and draped, thunderbolt in right hand, spear vertical behind in left hand, grounded on left side behind; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; ; $115.00 (€102.35)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was to an imperial cult, worshiping the living emperor, and to a cult dedicated to . The likely depicts a local statue of .RP79971. Bronze AE 22, 339; p. 54, 91 - 93; 177; 100; 976, F, green , 5.991 g, maximum 21.5 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 13 Sep 81 - 18 Sep 96 A.D.; AYTO ∆OMITIANOC, laureate right; AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, standing left, on , long torch before her in right hand, small branch in left hand downward at side, grounded behind; $140.00 (€124.60)
From the extensive series commemorating the Secular Games held in Autumn of 88 A.D.RS77275. Silver , 596, 76, 120, 131, 2723, VF, centered, , die wear, marks, 3.206 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, mint, 14 Sep - 31 Dec 88 A.D.; DOMIT AVG , laureate right; , herald wearing feathered cap, advancing left, wand in right, decorated with helmeted of on left arm; $125.00 (€111.25)
In 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius spawned a deadly cloud of volcanic gas, stones, ash and fumes to a height of 33 km (20.5 miles), spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima bombing. The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were obliterated and buried underneath massive pyroclastic surges and . An estimated 16,000 people died from the eruption. Historians have learned about the eruption from the eyewitness account of Pliny the Younger, a Roman administrator and poet.
RS79265. Silver , , 1, V1081; 393; V269; V249; 2643, aVF, , , bumps and marks, 3.203 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, mint, as , 79 A.D.; DOMITIANVS •, laureate right; (the first of youths), clasped holding on prow; $110.00 (€97.90)
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