, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Uncertain ( ?),
notes the capricorn was a for . The capricorn was a symbol of and was probably adopted as a symbol of the city after a Augustan refoundation of the . notes that the capricorn countermarks on the colonist plowing types may have indicated a devaluation of the coins.RP85357. Bronze AE 19, 1656.43 (same ); 282; 3770 (R4); 7660 ( ); 1439 ( , ); c/m: 302 ( ), gF, c/m: VF; scratches, corrosion, earthen deposits, flattened by counter-marking, 3.861 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, Uncertain ( ?) mint, 16 Jan 27 B.C. - 19 Aug 14 A.D.; AVG, right; c/m Capricorn right in rectangular punch; two priests with yoke of two oxen right, plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary), founding the new colony; with ; $125.00 (€111.25)
, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., , , of
was founded by of to control the neighboring gold mines and the route between Amphipolis and . Philip constructed fortifications, sent , and established a mint in the city. and defeated the assassins of , Junius and Cassius, at the Battle of of the city in October 42 B.C. They released some of their veterans to colonize the city, which was refounded as Philippensium. In 30 B.C., reorganized the colony with more Italian settlers, veterans possibly from the Praetorian Guard. The city was renamed Iulia Philippensis, and then Augusta Iulia Philippensis after January, 27 B.C., when received the title from the Roman Senate.RP85361. Bronze , 1660 (21 spec.); p., 93 (with c/m); 285 (same); 7662; c/m: 303 ( ), F, c/m: F; coppery surfaces, porous, somewhat with edge cracks, 3.772 g, maximum 17.5 mm, 180o, (near Filippoi, ) mint, 25 Jan 41 - 13 Oct 54 A.D.; TI CLAV, of left; : Capricorn left in a rectangular punch; Priest and yoke of two oxen plowing right; $90.00 (€80.10)
Lot of 9 Nice Ancient Roman Provincial Bronze Coins
LT85427. Bronze Lot, 9 nice ancient Roman provincial bronze coins, most or all Macedonian, aVF or better, unattributed to , no tags or flips, actual coins in the photographs, , ; $340.00 (€302.60)
, , 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; $135.00 (€120.15)
, 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; $50.00 (€44.50)
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