, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D.
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 her flame was kept alive by Virgins.
RB51387. , 710, 88, 445, 8237, aVF, 18.424 g, maximum 31.4 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 227 A.D.; IVLIA , diademed and draped right; , standing left, in right, transverse long in left; ; $50.00 (43.50)
, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.
, Constantine's youngest son, inherited of the Western Empire. In 340, , his brother, invaded his territory but was killed leaving in total control of the . In 350, however, his general rebelled. tried to escape but overtaken and killed.
RL64020. Bronze AE 2, 116, VF, 4.081 g, maximum 23.5 mm, 180o, (Salonika, ) mint, 348 - 350 A.D.; D N , pearl-diademed, draped and right, globe in right; FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times ), soldier standing left, spearing horseman who has fallen to his and knees and is wearing a pointed (Parthian) cap, TSΓ* ; $60.00 (52.20)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Unstruck Blank , Paphos, , Mid 1st Century B.C.
Illustrative of Ptolemaic coin production methods. The unstruck shows the shape of the mold from which the blank was cast. The dimple was probably intended to improved the flow of metal into the portrait during striking.
GB64449. Bronze , unstruck blank , reputedly found on , VF, 4.625 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 0o, Paphos mint, mid 1st century B.C.; $60.00 (52.20)
, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of
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 complained, reproached her: "Uxor enim dignitatis nomen est, non voluptatis" (Wife is the name of dignity, not bliss).
RB65159. , 1756, 1161, 54, 5505, gF, , nice , 23.862 g, maximum 29.6 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 164 - 169 A.D.; LVCILLA , draped right, hair in a bun in back; S C, standing left, veiled, raising her right hand over flaming , perfume-box in left; $80.00 (69.60)
, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of
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 to plea for her aid against the outbreak. was slow to act . In 169, Lucilla's husband, , 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. as, 1760, 1222, 66, 5521, VF, , nice , 13.387 g, maximum 25.8 mm, 315o, Rome mint, c. 166 - 169 A.D.; LVCILLA , draped right; S C, seated on throne left, with in right, feeding snake rising from , left elbow on back of chair; $80.00 (69.60)
Kings of , Kavaros, 230 - 218 B.C.
Kavaros was a Gallic of , the last Gaul to rule and the only Gallic in to strike coins.
GB65171. Bronze AE 22, cf. 194; 304; 1175; p. 207, 1; 10; 1727, 6.136 g, maximum 21.6 mm, 0o, Kabyle mint, 225 - 218 B.C.; laureate of right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ KAYAPOY, standing left, wreath in right crowning the king's name, frond in left, inner left; $90.00 (78.30)
Lot of 81 Bronze Coins, Paphos, , Time of VII, c. 35 B.C.
LT38166. Bronze Lot, 20 ; 69; 469 ff.; 68; 128; 35; -; -, -, to , Paphos mint, c. 35 BC; laureate of Zeus; statue of Zeus Salaminos standing, holding stalks of grain, above ( of this statue has been recovered); actual coins in the photograph, as is, ; $460.00 (400.20)
, the Armenian and Constantine, 25 December 813 - 25 December 820 A.D.
In 815, Leo concluded a 30-year peace treaty with 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 Michael II put down the rebellion. accounts report that Thomas' army was routed at the Battle of Kedouktos (winter 822 or spring 823), however, modern scholars consider the battle a , albeit costly, for the rebel.
BZ65995. Bronze , 497; , 1, 19; 1635, gVF, typical , 3.267 g, maximum 18.3 mm, 0o, mint, 817 - 820 A.D.; facing busts of Leo, on left, with short beard and Constantine, each wears crown and , between above; ΛK (initials of Leon and Konstantine), above; $90.00 (78.30)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy , 150 - 116 B.C.
Alexander the Great received tribute from the cities of Kyrenaica after he took . Kyrenaica was annexed by Ptolemy I . 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 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, 1655, 291, 658, 402, 247, -, aVF, 1.814 g, maximum 12.4 mm, 45o, Kyrene mint, 150 - 116 B.C.; diademed and horned of Zeus right; EYEPΓETOY ΠTOΛEMAIOY (or similar), standing left, wings open, grasping in talons; $45.00 (39.15)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, III and Ptolemy IX II (Lathyros), c. 116 - 110 B.C.
After Ptolemy died in 116 B.C., III ruled with her mother 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 III murdered, and then ruled alone or with his niece and wife, Berenice III.
GP66505. Bronze AE 12, 1720 (Ptolemy X), 171, 541, -, -, VF, 1.376 g, maximum 12.1 mm, 45o, Kyrene mint, 116 - 110 B.C.; of Zeus-Ammon right; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (beginning at 5:00), headdress of , E-W/Θ−Σ across fields; $55.00 (47.85)
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