, , 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)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., ,
or is seen with wings in most and paintings, with one of the most famous being the Winged of Samothrace. Most other winged deities in the Greek had shed their wings by Classical times. is the goddess of strength, speed, and . was a very close acquaintance of and is thought to have stood in Athena's outstretched hand in the statue of located in the Parthenon. or is also one of the most commonly portrayed figures on Greek and Roman coins.
RP84963. Bronze AE 27, RPC IV 8302, 38 ff., 4338 (R5) var. (crescent and right), -, -, -, -, VF, nice portrait, die wear, slight corrosion, tiny edge cracks, 12.628 g, maximum 26.7 mm, 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, 184 - 188 A.D.; AVTOK M AVP KOMM ANTΩNEINON (clockwise from upper right), laureate right; ΘECCAΛONIKEΩN (clockwise from upper right), advancing right, in extended right hand, frond in left hand over left shoulder, crescent right; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, "Thasian" , c. 148 - 80 B.C.
This Dionysos / Herakles was first struck by Thasos itself on the island and in its continental territories in the South of the Balkans, c. 168 - 148 B.C. After took control of the , "Thasian" types were struck by Roman authorities, c. 148 - 80 B.C., mainly in but also, perhaps, by mobile military mints on campaigns. Imitatives were also struck by at least several tribal groups (mainly or mixed enclaves) from as early as 120 - 100 B.C. to about 20 - 10 B.C.GS84941. Silver , , group XVI, 1254 (O DD9 / R 888, unlisted die); 1040 ff., gVF, attractive , bold strike, bumps and marks, small edge crack, bent - left edge of bent upward, 16.641 g, maximum 32.9 mm, 0o, Roman provincial or military mint, c. 148 - 80 B.C.; of Dionysos right, wearing and wreathed in flowering ivy; HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing half left, nude but for Nemean lion's skin on left arm, resting right hand on grounded club before him, left hand on hip, MH inner left; $350.00 (€311.50)
, Roman Protectorate, c. 166 - 165 B.C.
identified the Latin D on the and the as a name pun for D. Junius Silanus, the Roman of , in 142 - 141 B.C. This was a charming possibility but, based primarily on hoard evidence, (in 14, 1968) and others have reassigned this to the years immediately following the creation of the Roman Protectorate.GB84933. Bronze AE 21, pp. 8 - 9 & pl. III, 10; p. 14, 55; 1324 - 1326; 212, 25; 1224, VF, nice green , a little off center, 8.044 g, maximum 21.3 mm, 270o, uncertain Macedonian mint, c. 166 - 165 B.C.; facing mask of wearing ivy ; MAKE/∆ONΩN in two lines, Latin letter D above, all within ivy ; ; $220.00 (€195.80)
Amphipolis, , c. 168 - 31 B.C.
In 168 B.C., the Romans invaded and overthrew Perseus in the First Battle of Pydna. In 149 B.C., Andriskos, at that time ruler of Adramyttium only, claiming to be Perseus' son, announced his intention to retake from . Andriskos traveled to to request military from Demetrius of . Demetrius instead handed him over to . Andriskos escaped captivity, raised a Thracian army, invaded , and defeated the Roman Publius Juventius. Andriskos then declared himself Philip VI of . In 148 B.C., Andriskos conquered and made an with , thus bringing the Roman wrath on him. In 148 B.C., in what the Romans called the Fourth Macedonian War, he was defeated by the Roman Q. Caecilius Metellus at the Second Battle of Pydna. He fled to , whose prince gave him up to . Andriskos' brief reign over was marked by cruelty and extortion. After this, was formally reduced to a Roman province.GB84830. Bronze AE 21, 58; 104 ( obscure); .2 p. 34, 29 var. (different ); -; -; -, VF, dark , slightly rough, tiny edge split, 10.444 g, maximum 21.4 mm, 315o, Amphipolis mint, c. 187 - 31 B.C.; of right, wearing earring, necklace, and Phrygian helmet ornamented with the wings, dorsal spines, and of a ; AMFIPO/LITWN in two lines, ΩΠNK above, ΩΣ below, all within oak ; ex Auction 4 (30 Sep 2012), lot 1157; $90.00 (€80.10)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Amphipolis,
Excavations of Roman Amphipolis have revealed traces of all the impressive one would expect from a thriving Roman city. A bridge, gymnasium, public and private monuments, sanctuaries, and cemeteries all attest to the city's prosperity. From the early Christian period (after 500 CE) there are traces of four basilicas, a large rectangular building which may have been a bishop's residence, and a . -- Ancient History EncyclopediaRP84023. Bronze AE 23, p. 58, 126 (same die); 3268 (R4) var. ( ); 6106; -, aVF, attractive portrait, dark , porous, , 8.283 g, maximum 23.1 mm, 0o, Amphipolis mint, 9 Apr 193 - 4 Feb 211 A.D.; Λ CEΠT CE-OYHPOC ΠEP A-YΓ (YHP ), laureate and draped right; AMΦIΠOΛEITWN, of Amphipolis seated left on a throne, wearing , veil, long and mantle, in extended right hand, below seat; $150.00 (€133.50)
, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Edessa,
Edessa, struck coins from 27 B.C. to 268 A.D. Located on the Via , the city prospered in under the Romans but disappeared from history after 500 A.D. In 304 B.C., Seleucus I Nicator commemorated Edessa, by founding a city named Edessa in northern .RP83477. Bronze diassarion, 33 ff., (D12/-); p. 40, 27; 3669 (R4); 169; 1086 (none with this die), F, , green , centration dimple on , large pit on , 10.085 g, maximum 24.7 mm, 0o, Edessa mint, AV K M AN ΓOP∆IANOC, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; E∆ECCAIΩN, seated left on , wearing crested Corinthian helmet, in right hand, in left hand; standing behind , wearing turreted crown, crowning with a in her right hand, in left hand; $60.00 (€53.40)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., ,
was founded around 315 B.C. by Cassander, of , on or near the site of the ancient town of Therma. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a daughter of and a half-sister of Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C. it became the capital of the Secunda and in 146 B.C. it was made the capital of the whole Roman province of . Due to its and location at the intersection of two major Roman roads, grew to become the most important city in . was important in the spread of Christianity; the First Epistle to the Thessalonians written by Paul the Apostle is the first written book of the New Testament.RP83478. Bronze AE 24, 158 (V25/R55), 3793, 4416 (R6), 6753, -, -, -, F, green , a few minor scratches, edge bump, 6.654 g, maximum 23.8 mm, 90o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate right; ΘECCAΛONKEΩN, standing right, left foot on helmet, held with both and resting on left knee; $135.00 (€120.15)
, Roman Protectorate, c. 168 - 166 B.C.
On 22 June 168 B.C., Aemilius Paullus defeated the Macedonian Perseus at the Battle of Pydna, and came under Roman rule. This coin was struck shortly after Rome's , under the Gaius Publilius.GB84140. Bronze AE 22, 1320, p. 5, -, gF, near black dark , , high point not fully struck, lower half of very weakly struck, 11.367 g, maximum 21.8 mm, 180o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, Gaius Publilius, , 168 - 166 B.C.; helmeted of (or Perseus) right, helmet with visor and crest, ornamented with scroll, wings, and of a ; ΓAIOY / ΠOΠΛIΛIOY in two lines within oak ; ; $95.00 (€84.55)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was on the Via , the principal Roman road crossing the southern Balkans. In 50, the apostle Paul visited Amphipolis on his way to Thessaloniki. Many Christian churches were built indicating prosperity, but the region grew increasingly dangerous. In the 6th century, the population had declined considerably and the old perimeter was no longer defensible against Slavic invasions. The lower city was plundered for materials to fortify the Acropolis. In the 7th century, a new wall was built, right through the bath and , dividing the Acropolis. The remaining artisans moved to houses and workshops built in the unused cisterns of the upper city. In the 8th century, the last inhabitants probably abandoned the city and moved to nearby Chrysopolis (formerly Eion, once the of Amphipolis).RP83483. Bronze AE 24, RPC IV online 7653 (5 spec.), 109, 1186, 3244 (R4) var. ( leg.), p. 57, 116 var. (same), aVF, , bumps, areas of light corrosion, flaw (pit) center, 8.624 g, maximum 24.2 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, c. 188 - 190 A.D.; AVTOK M AVP KOMM ANTΩNEINON, laureate right; AMΦIΠOΛEITWN, seated left on high-backed throne, wearing crown of city walls, right leg drawn back, in extended right hand, left elbow on back of throne; $150.00 (€133.50)
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