, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Sagalassos,
Sagalassos, , high in the western Mountains, was within the Roman province of from 133 until 39 B.C., when gave the region to the Galatian client Amyntas. After he was killed in 25 B.C., the kingdom became the province of . Sagalassos became the "first city" of and the center of the imperial cult. Sagalassos city was abandoned in the middle of the seventh century after it was destroyed by a plaque, Arab raids, and earthquakes. Survivors likely resettled in the valley below.
RP84970. Bronze AE 24, 3525 (7 spec.), 1751, 5163, 8998, -, VF, attractive dark green , nice portrait, 9.487 g, maximum 23.5 mm, 0o, Sagalassos (near Aglasun, Turkey) mint, 63 - 9 Jun 68 A.D.; NEPWN , laureate right; CAΓAΛACCWN, Zeus seated left on throne, right leg drawn back, around hips and legs and over left shoulder, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand; extremely ; $250.00 (€222.50)
The held by is the golden that was dedicated to by the Senate and Roman People (S. P. Q. R.) in recognition of his classic, cardinal virtues. By placing the and on his coin, was claiming these same virtues were of his regime. -- Roman History from Coins by Michael Grant
RB85336. Copper as, 543, 381, 160, 593, 131, 302, -, F, bumps and marks, some corrosion, dark fields with bare copper devices, 10.186 g, maximum 28.7 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, c. 66 A.D.; IMP AVG TR P P P, laureate right, globe at point of neck; flying left, inscribed in right hand, ( ) flanking high across ; $120.00 (€106.80)
The translates, "The gates of Janus' temple are closed because peace (of the Roman people) is set on both land and sea." On the occasions when was not at war the doors of the 'Twin Janus' were ceremonially closed, an event commemorated extensively on the coinage of 65 - 67 A.D. -- , Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol 1
RB85338. Copper as, 400, 306, 288, 227, 171, 1974, VF, rough, pits on , 10.822 g, maximum 27.6 mm, 180o, mint, c. 65 A.D.; AVG IMP, laureate right; PACE P R PARTA IANVM CLVSIT, lateral view of the with garland over closed doors within arch, temple front on the right, the left side of the temple side with windows to the left, ( ) flanking sides of temple; $165.00 (€146.85)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Roman Provincial , Ancient Counterfeit
J. G. wrote in 1933, "There are scarcely any counterfeits or of Alexandrian coins in existence, other than those made in modern times." This is an ancient counterfeit Alexandrian of struck with unofficial dies shared with published by William in "Two ." The first of the two hoards, a "Hoard of from Luxor" was acquired by E. T. at Luxor in March, 1908. The American Numismatic Society Collection includes 76 pieces from the hoard. The counterfeits were probably struck c. 138 A.D., the date of the latest official prototype imitated in the hoard. The die combination of our coin is upublished.
RX85240. , , 1. A Hoard of from Luxor, IV / 8 (unlisted die combination); cf. 246, 5293 (official, ), VF, attractive dark , and struck on a , 13.386 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 0o, unoffical counterfeiter's mint, c. 138 A.D.; NEo KΛΛV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEPM, right, wearing ; AVTO KPΛ, helmeted and of right, L IΓ (year 13 = 29 Aug 66 - 28 Aug 67 A.D.) to right; very ; $580.00 (€516.20)
considered himself an artist, perhaps he was and took an interest in his coinage - the of are considered by many to be the finest numismatic art of the Roman Empire.SL85102. , 517, 268, 328, 1961, NGC , strike 4/5, surface 3/5 (3990900-001), 25.14 g, maximum 34 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, 66 A.D.; IMP AVG P P, laureate left, globe at point of ; seated left on , in right hand, left arm resting on at side, shields behind, ( ) across , in ; ex Heritage auction 3054, lot 32090; $580.00 (€516.20)
, , 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)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Perge,
RP84161. Bronze AE 18, 3373 (5 spec.), 8902, -, -, aF, , rough, 4.647 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 0o, Perge mint, as under , 50 - 13 Oct 54 A.D.; NEPWN , right; APTEMI∆OC ΠEPΓAIAC, running right, torch in left, bow in right; very ; $90.00 (€80.10)
considered himself an artist, perhaps he was and took an interest in his coinage - the of are considered by many to be the finest numismatic art of the Roman Empire.RB84073. , 443 (S), 428, 119, 83, 262, -, -, -, VF, , excellent portrait, attractive brown , slightly off center, some light corrosion, 25.990 g, maximum 35.0 mm, 180o, mint, 65 A.D.; AVG GER IMP P P, laureate left, globe at point of neck; seated left on and shields, wearing helmet and military garb, in offering in her right hand, her left hand resting on at side, right foot drawn back and resting on helmet, ( ) flanking across at center, in ; $1170.00 (€1041.30)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Ankyra,
minted its first coinage under and this with a young portrait and the name in the emperor's titles may have been the first struck by the city.RP84539. Bronze AE 19, 3108; 135; 8227; 7019; IV p. 220, 152, VF, attractive young portrait of , flaw upper left, 4.200 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, (Ankara, Turkey) mint, magistrate Klaudios Artemidoros, c. 55 - 60 A.D.; NEPΩNA KΛAY∆ION KAICAPA ANKYPANΩN, right; EΠI KΛAY∆IOY APTEMI∆ΩPOY IEPEΩC, Zeus standing left, nude, downward in right hand, long in left hand; $125.00 (€111.25)
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