and Divus , , 36 B.C., , Gaul
was originally founded as the Roman city , a name invoking prosperity and the blessing of the gods. The city became increasingly referred to as by the end of the 1st century A.D. The etymology of is a latinization of the Gaulish place name Lugodunon. While dunon means , the source of Lug is uncertain. The most commonly offered meaning is the god named Lug. During the Middle Ages, was transformed to by natural sound change.RR70870. Bronze , 515, 7, 689, F, 16.797 g, maximum 29.9 mm, 0o, ( , France) mint, 36 B.C.; IMP DIVI , two heads back to back: laureate of Divus to left and of to right; between them branch with its tip bent to right over Octavian's ; Prow of galley to right, ornamented with an eye and ; superimposed on globe and above deck, below; ; $600.00 (€534.00)
, Triumvir and , 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
This coin refers to a return of control of the Province of after over . The cista mystica, the traditional symbol on the coinage of (a symbol of known to most Romans) is surmounted by Octavian's .RR79553. Silver , 276; 14; p. 105, 647; 899; 1568, gF, , banker's marks, scratches, 1.765 g, maximum 14.4 mm, 90o, mint, 29 - 27 B.C.; IMP VII, right; , standing left on cista mystica between two snakes; ex Frascatius ; $230.00 (€204.70)
and , 2nd Triumvirate, , , 37 B.C.
The abbreviates, MAPKOΣ ANTΩNIONΣ AYTOKPATΩP ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP AYTOKPATΩP. The of on the "refers to the grant of freedom by the Triumvirs to in 42 BC after the battle of (the which is celebrated on the )." -- , p. 29
In 37 B.C., loaned Antony the money for the army. After a five-month siege, the Romans took Jerusalem from the . Herod the Great made by Anthony, took control of his capital. was taken to Antioch where Antony had him executed. Thousands of Jews were slaughtered by the Roman troops supporting Herod.SH72307. Bronze AE 29, p. 115, 63; 1551/20-26; 672; 374; 823, aVF, 17.561 g, maximum 29.3 mm, 180o, (Salonika, ) mint, 37 B.C.; ΘEΣΣAΛONKEΩN EΛEYΘEPIAΣ, diademed and draped of Eleutheria (Liberty) right, E (year 5) below chin; M ANT AYT Γ KAI AYT, advancing left, extending in right, frond in left; $160.00 (€142.40)
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