, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
Strabo wrote, "The Romans possess , founded below a ridge at the confluence of the Arar and the Rhone. It is the most populous of all the other cities except Narbo; for it is a center of commerce, and the strike their silver and there." (4.3.2)
SH85057. Silver , 167b, 455, 139, 1386, 197 var. ( right), 1610 var. (same), aEF, attractive dark , nice , flat near temple, 3.868 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, 15 - 13 B.C.; DIVI•F, left, of dots; bull butting right, left foreleg raised, lashing tail, IMP•X in , linear ; ex & Mosch auction 245, lot 1561; $900.00 (€801.00)
, Wife of , 81 - 96 A.D., Eumeneia,
Longina was the daughter of the famous general Cnaeus Domitius Corbulo and was taken from her husband and married to in 70 A.D. In 83 A.D. she was exiled for her affair with the actor . Later seems to have forgiven her, as ancient sources indicate her as a of the plot that ended the emperor's life. She died in the reign of or .
RP84551. Bronze AE 15, 1388 (8 spec.), 315, 588, -, -, -, -, aVF, dark , , 2.654 g, maximum 15.1 mm, 0o, Eumeneia (near Civril, Turkey) mint, 81 - 96 A.D.; ∆OMITIA CEBACTH, draped right, hair rolled in front and in que behind; KΛ TEPENT YΛΛA (Kl. Terent. Hylla, αρχιερέας (high priest or priestess), counterclockwise from upper left), seated left on throne, in extended right hand, resting left forearm and hand upon (drum) at near side; EYME-NEΩN, in fields, starting downward on right, ending downward on left; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 42 (3 Apr 2016), lot 519; ex Dr. P. Vogl collection, ex Bankhaus (sold 30 Dec 1992, with dealer's ticket); ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, , 41 - 68 A.D.
This coin has traditionally been attributed to , but due to its copper composition, RPC attributes it as likely from to ; probably did not issue copper coins during the reign of .
RP84961. Bronze AE 20, 1651, 3229, 32, 305, 14, 23, VF, dark , some light corrosion, 5.683 g, maximum 20.4 mm, 0o, mint, 41 - 68 A.D.; standing left on base, raising in right hand, frond in left hand over left shoulder, VIC - AVG divided across ; COHOR PRAE PHIL, three standards; $140.00 (€124.60)
and , 62 - 65 A.D., Thyatira,
was renowned for her beauty and voluptuous extravagance. In 62 A.D., divorced his wife to marry . According to , married only to get close to and then, in turn, became Nero's favorite mistress, and then wife. She bore one daughter, Augusta, born 21 January 63, who died at only four months of age. At the birth of , honored mother and child with the title of Augusta. According to Suetonius, one day in the summer of 65, quarreled fiercely with over his spending too much time at the races. She was pregnant with her second child. In a fit of rage, kicked her in the abdomen, killing her.RP84927. Bronze AE 19, 2383 (6 spec.); p. 302, 65; 6932, -; -, aVF, dark green , a little rough, 4.666 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 0o, Thyatira (Akhisar, Turkey) mint, c. 62 A.D.; NERΩN KΛAY∆IOC , laureate of right; ΠOΠΠAIAN CEBACTHN ΘYATIPHNOI, draped of right; ; $220.00 (€195.80)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Commemorative Struck by
The indicates the figure depicted is a statue that was dedicated to by the "general will of the Senate, the order and the people of ."RB84692. , Gaius 56; 88; p. 62, 1; 87; 134; 1811, VF, , green , slightly rough, 14.565 g, maximum 29.9 mm, 180o, mint, 37 - 41 A.D.; , of left, ( ) flanking across lower half of ; CONSENSV ET EQ ORDIN (with the will of the Senate, the order, and the people of ), seated left on curule chair, laureate and togate, laurel branch in extended right hand, globe in left hand at side; $200.00 (€178.00)
, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D.
One 23 June 79 A.D. died from fever and diarrhea. Known for his humor, his last words on his deathbed were, "I think I'm turning into a god." succeeded his father as Roman emperor and issued this coin to commemorate his father's .RS84669. Silver , T359b, T99, T127, V149 (E - X flanking column), 2568 (same), VF, excellent portrait, , , 3.076 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 180o, mint, 80 - 81 A.D.; , laureate right; inscribed S C, hung on the side of a , on which stands urn, E - X above flanking urn, upright laurels branches flanking on left and right; ; $165.00 (€146.85)
, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D.
Apollo's most famous attribute is the tripod, the symbol of his prophetic powers. It was in the guise of a that brought priests from to , explaining Apollo's cult title "Delphinios" and the name of the town. He dedicated a bronze tripod to the sanctuary and bestowed divine powers on one of the priestesses, and she became known as the "Pythia." It was she who inhaled the hallucinating vapors from the fissure in the temple floor, while she sat on a tripod chewing laurel leaves. After she mumbled her answer, a male priest would translate it for the supplicant.RS84671. Silver , , 1, 129; 323; 80; 69; 2518, F, , light , porous, , scratches, 2.762 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, mint, 1 Jan - 30 Jun 80 A.D.; IMP TITVS , laureate left; TR P IX IMP XV COS P P, , ornamented with fillets, paw feet, and loop handles above the , surmounted by Pythia's seat with a backrest; $110.00 (€97.90)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., ,
Cordova, a city in Andalusia was the first colony planted by the Romans in Spain. Its original name was . When it was made a Roman colony it was renamed , to the veterans and worthy men who settled it, to whom was due, as to Fathers (Patribus). This may have been struck for Augustus' visit to the city in 15 - 14 B.C.RP84536. Bronze , 3359, 131, 1393, -, gVF, dark green , buff earthen deposits, light marks, edge cracks off center, 1.879 g, maximum 14.0 mm, 180o, (Cordoba, Spain) mint, 20 - 2 B.C., probably 15 - 14 B.C.; PER CAE AVG, left; COLO , priest's sacrificial implements: ( ) above ( ), capis (jug), and (wand); $100.00 (€89.00)
, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., of Matthew 22:20-21
Jesus, referring to a "penny" asked, "Whose is this image and superscription?" When told it was , He said, ''Render therefore unto the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's" (Matthew 22:20-21). Since was at the time, this is attributed by scholars as the "penny" referred to in the Bible.RS84757. Silver , , group 4, 150; 30 (C); 48; 16a; 1763, VF/F, dark on , , struck with a worn die, tiny edge cracks, 3.719 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 45o, ( , France) mint, c. 18 - 35 A.D.; , laureate right; (high priest), Pax (or Livia as Pax) seated right on chair with decorated legs, a single line below, long vertical behind in her right hand, branch in left hand, feet on footstool; $290.00 (€258.10)
, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D.
was ancient even to the Romans. She was of Italian or Etruscan origin and directly identified with the Greek . Although a war goddess, she was also the of handicrafts and of wisdom. The latter is probably what made her attractive to who reportedly authored several histories, none of which, unfortunately, have survived.RB84872. Copper as, 1862, 116, 206, 233, 84, -, F, green , centered on a , spots of corrosion, 10.134 g, maximum 28.7 mm, 180o, mint, 42 A.D.; TI CLAVDIVS AVG IMP P P, left; advancing right, helmeted, draped and wearing , brandishing javelin in right hand, round on left arm, large ( ) flanking across lower fields; $80.00 (€71.20)
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