Achaean League, Pallantion, , Peloponnesos, , c. 88 - 30 B.C.
GS85328. Silver or , p. 86, 4; 124; 1593.2; 6507; 219; 290; 26; 1851; 969 (R1), aVF, 2.085 g, maximum 14.9 mm, 225o, Pallantion (near Tripoli, Arcadia, ) mint, c. 88 - 30 B.C.; laureate of Zeus left; large Achaian League (AX) , Π-A-Λ clockwise from left side, YE and trident upward below, all within laurel ; $140.00 (€124.60)
, Augusta 128 - c. 136 A.D., Wife of , ,
The primary reference for is: Foss, C. "A neighbor of : the city of and its successors" in Classical Antiquity, vol. 1, no. 2 (Oct. 1982), pp. 178-201, available online: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25010770
Foss wrote that the small city of was first authorized to strike coins under . He believed that issued coinage only very sporadically and the coins were probably struck at the mint of their neighbor .
RP85354. Bronze AE 19, III 2388 (5 spec.); 635; , p. 337, 29 and pl. X, 12 ; p. 181, I, VF, grainy surface, edge split, 4.542 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 190o, struck for at (?) mint, 128 - c. 136 A.D.; CEBACTH CABEINA, draped right, wearing ; TMΩΛITΩN, standing right, nude, bow in right hand, arrow in left hand; very ; $200.00 (€178.00)
Iol-Caesarea, , , c. 25 B.C. - 24 A.D.
Phoenicians from founded Iol as a trading station around 400 B.C. It became a of the kingdom of under , c. 160 - 104 B.C. In 29 B.C., Roman emperor made the Numidian and his wife II (daughter of Marc Antony and of ) and queen of . The capital was established at Iol, which was renamed Caesarea in of the emperor.
GB85358. Bronze 1/4 Unit, MAA 147; III, p. 177, 290 (uncertain mint); 684 var. ( left), F, dark green , , light corrosion, 2.102 g, maximum 15.4 mm, 270o, Iol-Caesarea (Cherchell, Algeria) mint, c. 25 B.C. - 24 A.D.; of left, wearing vulture crown and horned solar-disk headdress; three ears of barley; extremely ; $180.00 (€160.20)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria,
On 11 February 244, Emperor was murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha ( ). Philip the Arab ( Julius Philippus) declared himself emperor and made a disgraceful peace with the Empire, withdrawing from their territory and giving Shapur 500,000 gold pieces. The Sasanians occupied . Philip was recognized by the Roman Senate as Emperor and he nominated his son Philippus, age 6, as and heir to the throne. He gave his brother Priscus supreme power ( Orientis) in the Eastern provinces; and began construction of the city of Shahba, in the province of his birth.
RY85323. , 321 (1 spec.); 889 (v. ); p. 212, 505, EF, attractive portrait, attractive , parts of legends weak, areas of some , 13.256 g, maximum 27.3 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 1st issue, 244 A.D.; AVTOK K M IOV Λ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, , draped and left, from behind; ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC (tribune of the people), standing slightly left on frond, wings open, left, in beak, S C ( ) in ; very ; $350.00 (€311.50)
, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., Roman Provincial , Portrait of
This was struck at the beginning of Vespasian's reign. The portrait resembles because it was struck before the mint had a portrait of the new Emperor.
In Greek mythology, was a son of Oceanus and Tethys. He was the god of the Nile River, equivalent to the Egyptian god Hapy.
RX85349. Bronze , 396, 271, p. 32, 269; 211 (R4), F, dark glossy surfaces, scratches, light encrustations, 12.426 g, maximum 28.8 mm, 0o, mint, Jul 69 - 28 Aug 69 A.D.; AYT TIT ΦΛAYIO YEΣΠAΣIAN KAIΣ, laureate right, portrait resembling ; of right, wreathed with papyrus, on left shoulder, date LA (year 1) before; very ; $200.00 (€178.00)
Dyrrhachion, , , Roman Protectorate, 229 - 30 B.C.
ës, one of the oldest cities in Albania, was founded as Epidamnos in 627 B.C. by from Corinth and Corcyra. Located around a rocky harbor, surrounded by inland swamps and high cliffs, the city was difficult to attack from land or sea. After its defeat to in 229 B.C., the new rulers renamed the city Dyrrachium. Epidamnos is similar to the Latin damnum, meaning "loss." Dyrrhachion is Greek for "bad spine" or "difficult ridge," likely referring to the nearby cliffs. Dyrrachium prospered under and was made a naval and military base. Pompey made a stand there in 48 B.C. before fleeing south to . made the city a colony for veterans of his legions following the Battle of , proclaiming it a libera (free town).
GS12075. Silver , 374; p. 73, 118; 433; -, VF, slightly off center, tiny edge cracks, 3.369 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, Dyrrhachium ( ës, Albania) mint, 229 - 100 B.C.; ΠEPIΓENHΣ, cow right, turned back toward suckling calf left, of right above, grain over cluster of grapes right; ∆YP − ΦA−NIΣ−KOY, double stellate pattern within double linear square; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
, 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)
, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D., ,
, also known as Major, , or I, was the wife of and Caligula's mother. She was the granddaughter of , the daughter of his daughter . She was the sister-in-law, stepdaughter, and daughter-in-law of . She was the maternal second cousin and sister-in-law of and the maternal grandmother of .RP84954. Bronze AE 19, 3032; p. 195, 55; 372, VF, nice dark , scratches, slightly off center, 4.126 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 180o, (Alasehir, Turkey) mint, magistrate Artemon Hermogenous; ΓAIOC ΓEPMANIKOC NEOKAICAPEΩN, laureate right; AΓPIΠΠINA APRTEMΩN EPMOΓENOYC, (as Demeter?) seated right, long vertical behind in right hand, in left hand; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 43, lot 708; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., with
, on the coast of Anatolia, was one of the twelve cities of the League. It was famous for its Temple of , completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cult image of the Ephesian goddess has a mummy-like body with the feet placed close together, is many-breasted, and from each of her hangs a long with tassels at the ends. At her side stands a stag, raising its to the image of the goddess. The usual of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of most frequently depict a bee on the . The high-priest of the temple of was called Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). was one of the seven churches of cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.GB85247. Bronze assarion, & O19/R68; 2622; 371; 1877; p. 73, 203, F, 5.307 g, maximum 19.6 mm, 225o, mint, c. 49 - 50 A.D.; heads right of , laureate, and , draped; stag standing right, EΦE/ΣIΩN in two lines above; $85.00 (€75.65)
, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., with
, on the coast of Anatolia, was one of the twelve cities of the League. It was famous for its Temple of , completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cult image of the Ephesian goddess has a mummy-like body with the feet placed close together, is many-breasted, and from each of her hangs a long with tassels at the ends. At her side stands a stag, raising its to the image of the goddess. The usual of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of most frequently depict a bee on the . The high-priest of the temple of was called Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). was one of the seven churches of cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.GB85248. Bronze assarion, & O27/R70; 2624; 373; p. 73, 205; 2875; -; -, F, dark green , 6.476 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, mint, c. 49 - 50 A.D.; heads right of , laureate, and , draped; stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ (Causinius, magistrate) in two lines above, o/T left, ∆ right, EΦE below; $115.00 (€102.35)
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