, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., ,
It seems the mint allowed for many slight variations in legends and types. This variation is apparently unpublished, except 1073, with an unknown , and 7567 lists an example from the Plovdiv National Museum with an uncertain variation. Perhaps one or both of those coins match this , but photos are not available.
RP69759. Bronze assarion, cf. 1073 (R3, no leg. listed), 7567 var. (same, 6 spec., Plovdiv National Museum spec. possible var.), aF, , light corrosion, small encrustation above , 4.348 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 0o, (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, AYT KAI Λ AYPHΛI OYHPOC (or similar), laureate right; ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, standing left, in right hand, in left hand, at feet on left; from the Butte College Foundation, ex-Lindgren; ; $28.00 (Ä24.92)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., ,
Wandering the world in a panther-drawn chariot, Dionysos rode ahead of the maenads and satyrs, who sang loudly and danced, flushed with wine. They were profusely garlanded with ivy and held the , a staff topped with a pinecone, a symbol of the immortality of his believers. Everywhere he went he taught men how to cultivate vines and the mysteries of his cult. Whoever stood in his way and refused to revere him was punished with madness.
RP69760. Bronze assarion, 1278 (R4, noted as unpublished var.), -, -, -, F, rough corrosion, 3.964 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, AY KA C - CEVHPOC (or similar), laureate right; ΦIΛIΠΠ−O−ΠOΛITΩN, Dionysos standing left, nude, pouring wine from in right hand for at feet on left, filleted vertical behind in left hand; ; $36.00 (Ä32.04)
, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D., Roman Provincial
is the Greek personification of justice and dealing. One of the most common types of , she always holds and a .
RX84177. , 5653, 3201, 4748, 1966, 2492 var. ( ), 119.3, 4034.1, -, VF, 8.895 g, maximum 20.7 mm, 0o, mint, 20 Nov 284 - 28 Aug 285 A.D.; A K Γ OYAΛ ∆IOKΛHTIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and right; seated left, in right hand, in left hand, LA (year 1) upper left; $70.00 (Ä62.30)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Antiocheia,
A temple of has been excavated at Antioch, . , the Greek moon goddess, was female, which seems natural because the female menstrual cycle follows the lunar month. But was a male moon-god, probably originally of the indigenous non-Greek Karian people. By Roman times, was worshiped across Anatolia and in . He was associated with fertility, healing, and punishment. is usually depicted with a crescent moon behind his shoulders, wearing a , and holding a lance or sword in one hand and a pine-cone or in the other. His other attributes include the and cock.
RP79565. Bronze AE 24, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, VF, attractive unusual with , dark with coppery high points, 5.635 g, maximum 23.6 mm, 180o, Antioch in (Yalvac, Turkey) mint, 28 Jan 198 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and right, wearing ; ANTIOCH FORTVNA COE, standing facing, right, wearing , crescent with horns up rising behind shoulders, left foot on , leaning with left elbow on , long vertical in right hand, in left hand, cock standing left at feet on left; $165.00 (Ä146.85)
, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
Western mint issues are much less common than the Eastern mint issues; some, such as this coin, are .
RL79158. reduced , Lyons 263 (R2), I 208, 17319, 122, EF, centered on a , portrait, mint luster, some die wear, 2.349 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 180o, 1st , ( , France) mint, as , 336 A.D.; CONSTANTINVS IVN , laureate and right, from the front; GLORI-A EXER-CITVS (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, heads turned inward , two standards in center between them, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded , *PLG in ; ; $80.00 (Ä71.20)
, 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 (Ä84.55)
, 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 ; $100.00 (Ä89.00)
and , May 241 - 25 February 244 A.D., Anchialus,
Anchialus (Pomorie, Bulgaria today) was 15 km of Apollonia on the opposite coast of the Gulf of Burgas. Ovid wrote of the fortified walls of Anchialus in 9 A.D., enroute to Tomis. Anchialos thrived in the 2nd and 3rd centuries serving as the most important import and export station of and acquired the appearance of a Roman city under the Dynasty.
RP84550. Bronze AE 25, 672 (R4); 665; -; -, VF, green , , , areas of light corrosion, 9.670 g, maximum 25.2 mm, 0o, Anchialus (Pomorie, Bulgaria) mint, May 241 - 25 Feb 244 A.D.; AYT K M ANT ΓOR∆IANOC AYΓ CAB, TPANKUΛΛ/INA (ending in two lines below), busts of , on left, laureate, draped, and , and , on right, draped and wearing ; OYΛΠIANΩN AΓXIAΛEΩN, Asklepios standing facing, left, snake entwined staff in right hand, over left shoulder and around hips and legs; ex-CNG e-auction 37 (2 Apr 2016), lot 2536; $100.00 (Ä89.00)
Maximian, 286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D., Roman Provincial
In 290, and Maximian met in , on the five-year of their rule, to discuss politics and war. Rome had become only the ceremonial capital of the Empire.
RX84179. , 5947, 3313, 4988, 2099, 1044, 4932, 2256, 2577, 120.50, 4148.6, VF, on a tight slightly , a little flat, some spots corrosion, 7.323 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 290 - 28 Aug 291 A.D.; MAΞIMIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and right; flying left, in right hand, over shoulder in left, S over L (year 6) left, right; $70.00 (Ä62.30)
Maximian, 286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D., Roman Provincial
About 287, assumed the title Iovius and Maximian assumed the title Herculius. The titles were symbolic of their roles: Diocletian-Jove was dominant, responsible for planning and commanding; Maximian-Hercules had the heroic role of completing assigned tasks. Despite the symbolism, the emperors were not actually worshiped as the gods and in the imperial cult. Instead, they were seen as the gods' instruments, imposing the gods' will on earth.
RX84180. , 5907; 4980; 1041; p. 328, 2547; 120.49; 4130.6; -; -; -, VF, on a , 7.838 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 290 - 28 Aug 291 A.D.; MAΞIMIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; Herakles standing facing, nude, offering in right hand, grounded club in left hand, Nemean lion's skin draped over left arm, S over L (year 6) lower left, upper right; $90.00 (Ä80.10)
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