Coins and Antiquities Consignment Shop
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. All items are guaranteed authentic for eternity! Please call us if you have questions 252-646-1958. Thanks for your business! Welcome Guest. Please login or register. All items are guaranteed authentic for eternity! All blue text is linked. Click for a definition or other information. Thanks for your business!

Home ▸ Catalog ▸ Price ReductionsView Options:  |  |  |   

Price Reductions

Julia Mamaea, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
Vesta was originally a household spirit. Later she was personified as the goddess of the hearth and given the stature of her Greek equivalent, Hestia. In the temple of Vesta her flame was kept alive by Vestal Virgins.
RB51387. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 710, Cohen IV 88, BMCRE VI 445, SRCV II 8237, aVF, weight 18.424 g, maximum diameter 31.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 227 A.D.; obverse IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right; reverse VESTA S C, Vesta standing left, patera in right, transverse long scepter in left; scarce; $50.00 (€43.50)

Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
Constans, Constantine's youngest son, inherited part of the Western Empire. In 340, Constantine II, his brother, invaded his territory but was killed leaving Constans in total control of the West. In 350, however, his general Magnentius rebelled. Constans tried to escape but overtaken and killed.
RL64020. Bronze AE 2, RIC VIII Thessalonica 116, VF, weight 4.081 g, maximum diameter 23.5 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 348 - 350 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, globe in right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times restored), soldier standing left, spearing horseman who has fallen to his hands and knees and is wearing a pointed (Parthian) cap, TSΓ* in ex; $60.00 (€52.20)

Ptolemaic Kingdom, Unstruck Blank Flan, Paphos, Cyprus, Mid 1st Century B.C.

Click for a larger photo
Illustrative of Ptolemaic coin production methods. The unstruck obverse shows the shape of the mold from which the blank was cast. The obverse dimple was probably intended to improved the flow of metal into the obverse portrait during striking.
GB64449. Bronze dichalkon, unstruck blank flan, reputedly found on Cyprus, VF, weight 4.625 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 0o, Paphos mint, mid 1st century B.C.; $60.00 (€52.20)

Lucilla, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of Lucius Verus

Click for a larger photo
For Roman wives, piety often meant accepting neglect. It was not considered adultery for a Roman husband to have sex with slaves or unmarried women. The historian Spartianus wrote that after Lucilla complained, Lucius Verus reproached her: "Uxor enim dignitatis nomen est, non voluptatis" (Wife is the name of dignity, not bliss).
RB65159. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC III 1756, BMCRE IV 1161, Cohen III 54, SRCV II 5505, gF, well centered, nice patina, weight 23.862 g, maximum diameter 29.6 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 164 - 169 A.D.; obverse LVCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in a bun in back; reverse PIETAS S C, Pietas standing left, veiled, raising her right hand over flaming altar, perfume-box in left; $80.00 (€69.60)

Lucilla, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of Lucius Verus

Click for a larger photo
In 166 A.D., an epidemic known as the Antonine Plague (possibly small pox) spread from the East throughout the Roman Empire. This coin was likely dedicated to Salus to plea for her aid against the outbreak. Salus was slow to act . In 169, Lucilla's husband, Lucius Verus, fell ill with symptoms attributed to food poisoning and died after a few days. He may have actually been a victim of the plague. The plague continued for roughly twenty years.
RB65161. Orichalcum as, RIC III 1760, BMCRE IV 1222, Cohen III 66, SRCV II 5521, VF, well centered, nice patina, weight 13.387 g, maximum diameter 25.8 mm, die axis 315o, Rome mint, c. 166 - 169 A.D.; obverse LVCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse SALVS S C, Salus seated on throne left, with patera in right, feeding snake rising from altar, left elbow on back of chair; $80.00 (€69.60)

Kings of Thrace, Kavaros, 230 - 218 B.C.

Click for a larger photo
Kavaros was a Gallic King of Thrace, the last Gaul to rule Thrace and the only Gallic king in Thrace to strike coins.
GB65171. Bronze AE 22, cf. SNG BM 194; SNG Stancomb 304; SNG Cop 1175; BMC Thrace p. 207, 1; Lindgren 10; SGCV I 1727, weight 6.136 g, maximum diameter 21.6 mm, die axis 0o, Kabyle mint, 225 - 218 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ KAYAPOY, Nike standing left, wreath in right crowning the king's name, palm frond in left, monogram inner left; $90.00 (€78.30)

Lot of 81 Bronze Coins, Paphos, Cyprus, Time of Cleopatra VII, c. 35 B.C.

Click for a larger photo
LT38166. Bronze Lot, 20 Cleopatra hemiobol; Bank of Cyprus 69; Paphos II 469 ff.; Hosking 68; Cox Curium 128; Michaelidou 35; Svoronos -; Weiser -, SNG Cop -, Fair to Fine, Paphos mint, c. 35 BC; obverse laureate head of Zeus; reverse statue of Zeus Salaminos standing, holding stalks of grain, star above (part of this statue has been recovered); actual coins in the photograph, as is, no returns; $460.00 (€400.20)

Byzantine Empire, Leo V the Armenian and Constantine, 25 December 813 - 25 December 820 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
In 815, Leo concluded a 30-year peace treaty with Khan Omurtag of Bulgaria. The treaty was honored by both sides and renewed after the accession of Michael II in 820. In 821, Thomas the Slav rebelled and laid siege to Constantinople to seize the Imperial throne. Omurtag sent an army to help Michael II put down the rebellion. Byzantine accounts report that Thomas' army was routed at the Battle of Kedouktos (winter 822 or spring 823), however, modern scholars consider the battle a victory, albeit costly, for the rebel.
BZ65995. Bronze follis, Anastasi 497; DOC III, part 1, 19; SBCV 1635, gVF, typical tight flan, weight 3.267 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 0o, Syracuse mint, 817 - 820 A.D.; obverse facing busts of Leo, on left, with short beard and Constantine, each wears crown and chlamys, cross between above; reverse Λ•K (initials of Leon and Konstantine), cross above; $90.00 (€78.30)

Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy VIII Euergetes, 150 - 116 B.C.

Click for a larger photo
Alexander the Great received tribute from the cities of Kyrenaica after he took Egypt. Kyrenaica was annexed by Ptolemy I Soter. It briefly gained independence under Magas of Cyrene, stepson of Ptolemy I, but was reabsorbed into the Ptolemaic empire after his death. It was separated from the main kingdom by Ptolemy VIII and given to his son Ptolemy Apion, who, dying without heirs in 96 B.C., bequeathed it to the Roman Republic.
GP66503. Bronze AE 14, Svoronos 1655, Noeske 291, SNG Cop 658, SNG Milan 402, Malter 247, Weiser -, aVF, weight 1.814 g, maximum diameter 12.4 mm, die axis 45o, Kyrene mint, 150 - 116 B.C.; obverse diademed and horned head of Zeus Ammon right; reverse EYEPΓETOY ΠTOΛEMAIOY (or similar), eagle standing left, wings open, grasping fulmen in talons; $45.00 (€39.15)

Ptolemaic Kingdom, Cleopatra III and Ptolemy IX Soter II (Lathyros), c. 116 - 110 B.C.

Click for a larger photo
After Ptolemy VIII died in 116 B.C., Cleopatra III ruled with her mother Cleopatra II and son Ptolemy IX. In 110 B.C., she replaced Ptolemy IX as co-regent with her second son Ptolemy X. Ptolemy IX regained the throne in 109 but was again replaced in 107 B.C. In 101 B.C., Ptolemy X had his mother Cleopatra III murdered, and then ruled alone or with his niece and wife, Berenice III.
GP66505. Bronze AE 12, Svoronos 1720 (Ptolemy X), Weiser 171, SNG Milan 541, Noeske -, SNG Cop -, VF, weight 1.376 g, maximum diameter 12.1 mm, die axis 45o, Kyrene mint, 116 - 110 B.C.; obverse head of Zeus-Ammon right; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (beginning at 5:00), headdress of Isis, E-W/Θ−Σ across fields; $55.00 (€47.85)


Catalog current as of Thursday, July 30, 2015.
Page created in 1.139 seconds