, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
In 278 A.D., defeated the , expelled the Franks from Gaul, reorganized the Roman defenses on the Rhine and resettled the Germanic tribes in the devastated provinces. He adopted the titles and .
SH62614. , V 96, n° 79; 811 var ( ), EF, , near full and centering, 3.665 g, maximum 22.7 mm, 180o, (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 278 A.D.; IMP C PROBVS AVG, , draped and right, from behind; , walking right, nude but for cloak flying behind, transverse spear in right hand, over shoulder in left, XXIVI ; $140.00 (€121.80)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.
a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships, was listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for in Roman art and literature.
RB64531. Bronze , .1 243, 17, VF, 2.181 g, maximum 17.9 mm, 135o, Rome mint, IMP DOMIT AVG , of (possibly with the features of ) left, wreathed with grain; bundle of three poppies and four stalks of grain, flanking across ; ; $170.00 (€147.90)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., Roman Provincial
In 184 A.D., Roman forces in , led by Marcellus, lost the Antonine Wall to raiding Caledonians and Picts.
RX64541. , 2215 (same dies); 3874 var; 41.44 var; BMC p. 177, 1423 var; 2651 var; 2552; - (all var obv leg), F, 10.797 g, maximum 25.8 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 183 - 28 Aug 184 A.D.; M A KO ANTΩ CEB EYCEB, laureate right; of right, crowned with lotus, on right shoulder, over left, K/L - ∆ (year 24 of ) across fields; $120.00 (€104.40)
, August 253 - September 268 A.D.
In 257, Valerian's persecution of Christians began. His edict ordered bishops and priests to sacrifice according to the pagan rituals, and prohibited Christians, under penalty of death, from meeting at the tombs of their deceased.
RS67084. Silver , 870f, J22 ( ), 397 ( ), 10246, VF, full circles strike, grainy, 4.421 g, maximum 22.4 mm, 45o, Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, 257 A.D.; IMP GALLIENVS AVG, , draped and right; , Jupiter standing slightly left on inscribed ( cum exercitu suo - the Emperor with his army), in right, long vertical behind in left; $120.00 (€104.40)
(Yehudah), Ptolemaic Rule, Ptolemy II , 285 - 246 B.C.
Ptolemy II requested copies of Jewish texts for the Library at . There they were translated and transcribed by seventy Jewish scholars hired for the purpose, creating the Septuagint, the oldest Greek version of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). Many of the oldest Biblical verses among the Dead Sea Scrolls, particularly those in Aramaic, correspond more closely with the Septuagint than with the Hebrew text.
SH54977. Silver quarter ma'ah, 32; pl. 21, 24; 1087, gF, 0.192 g, maximum 6.4 mm, 180o, Jerusalem(?) mint, 285 - 246 B.C.; diademed of Ptolemy I right; standing half left on thunderbolt, wings open, left, Aramaic YHDH (Yehudah) on left; $195.00 (€169.65)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., ,
Strymon, son of Oceanus and Tethys, was a river god and of . By the muses Euterpe or Calliope, he became the father of Rhesus, Brangas, and Olynthus, and by Neaera of Evadne.
RP63246. Bronze AE 29, Apparently unpublished variety; cf. 632 (obv , armed left, etc.), 5186 (obv leg, laureate ), -, , F, 16.33 g, maximum 29.2 mm, 45o, (Kyustendil, Bulgaria) mint, AYT K M AY − ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and right, from behind; OYΛΠIAC (above), ΠAYTAΛIAC (in ), river-god Strymon reclining left, right, left arm resting on jug on its side from which water flows; ; $110.00 (€95.70)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., ad Libanum,
RP69641. Bronze AE 26, 445, 1288, -, -, F, unusual red and black , clear inscriptions for the , 10.584 g, maximum 25.7 mm, 0o, ad Libanum mint, [...AVP?] CEOVH - ANTWNINOC, laureate right; ΛAO∆IK ΠPOC ΛIBANW, standing facing before horse standing left, holding bridle of horse in right, in left, horse's turned back, MHN in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $110.00 (€95.70)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.
Herakles' fourth labor was to capture the giant fear-inspiring that lived on Mount Erymanthos in the primitive highlands of Arcadia. The advised to drive the into thick snow. caught the and carried it back to Eurystheus, who was frightened, hid and begged to get rid of the beast. Three days later, Eurystheus, trembling with fear, sent to clean the Augean stables.
RB65623. Copper , 702 var, 1062 var, 341 var, 3248 var (all refs is diademed, not laureate), VF, green with some edge flaking, 1.454 g, maximum 16.1 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 101 A.D.; TRAIAN AVG , laureate right, skin tied around his neck; walking right, S C in ; ; $70.00 (€60.90)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
This unusual is dedicated to dutiful and gracious , who steers the ship of state to bountiful prosperity.
RS65186. Silver , 390a, 286a, 932, 4083, VF, grain, , 3.068 g, maximum 17.1 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 159 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P TR P XXII, laureate right; , (in ), standing left, in right over rudder on prow at feet left, in left; $110.00 (€95.70)
, Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D.
This has been attributed to "Mint II," which is believed to be Cologne, but it is quite crude and could also be imitative. See , II, p. 349, note 1, for comments on imitative of this and similar types.
RB90466. Bronze , cf. CNG auction 109, lot 243 (same die); 313; Méricourt-l'Abbé Hoard in (1992) 95, VF, struck with damaged die, corrosion, 9.446 g, maximum 25.3 mm, 90o, Mint II Cologne (or imitative) mint, c. 266 - spring 269 A.D.; IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS , and right; galley right, five oarsmen, AMV above, retrograde P left, Q(?) right, waves over frond left below; $180.00 (€156.60)
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