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Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Pellene, Peloponnesos, Greece
Pellene sided with Sparta in the Peloponnesian War, then joined the Achaean League until that League was dissolved by Alexander the Great. In the fourth century it was ruled for some time by a tyrant. In the third century, Pellene was garrisoned by the Aetolian League until the garrison was expelled by Aratus of Sicyon and the Achaeans in the 240s B.C. Pellene then joined the revived Achaean League until the League was incorporated into the Roman Empire in 146 B.C.SH95334. Bronze diassarion, BCD Peloponnesos 607; BMC Peloponnesus p. 32, 15; Imhoof-Blumer NCP p. 92 (pl. S, XI); SNG Cop -, Dura -, aF, brown patina, legends obscure, weight 3.930 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 180o, Pellene mint, c. 198 - 205 A.D.; obverse L CEΠ CEV EPROC ΠE, laureate head right; reverse ΠEΛΛHNEΩN, Dionysus Lampter standing left, nude, pouring from kantharos in right hand, filleted thyrsus in left hand; ex J. S. Wagner Collection; very rare; $160.00 (€147.20)
Athens, Attica, Greece, c. 113 - 112 B.C., New Style Tetradrachm
The "New Style" tetradrachms were issued by Athens as a semi-autonomous city under Roman rule. The new-style Owls are markedly different from the Owls of Periclean Athens or the "eye in profile" Athena head of the Fourth Century. They were struck on thinner, broad flans, typical of the Hellenistic period, with a portrait of Athena that reflected the heroic portraiture of the period. The owl now stands on an amphora, surrounded by magistrates' names and symbols, all within an olive wreath. The amphora is marked with a letter that may indicate the month of production. Letters below the amphora may indicate the source of the silver used in production.SH62481. Silver tetradrachm, Thompson Athens 673g, VF, weight 16.822 g, maximum diameter 29.5 mm, die axis 0o, Athens mint, c. 113 - 112 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right, triple-crested helmet decorated with curvilinear ornament on the shell, a griffin right above the raised earpiece, and protomes of horses above the visor; reverse A−ΘE / EYM/APEI/∆HΣ / KAEO/MEN / ∆HM, owl standing right on amphora on its side; Triptolemos on right, driving biga of serpents left; E on amphora, ΣO below, all within olive wreath; magistrates Eumareides, Kaeomen, and Demo; nice style; SOLD
Germanicus, b. 24 May 15 B.C. - d. 10 Oct 19 A.D., Corinth, Greece
Germanicus Caesar was the son of Tiberius' brother Drusus Sr. and Antonia the daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia. He distinguished himself on the battlefield many times, most notably in Germania where he inflicted serious defeats on the barbarian tribes and recovered the legionary standards lost in the catastrophic Varus disaster. He was chosen Tiberius' successor, but died of an unknown cause. His tremendous popularity helped his son Caius (Caligula) obtain the throne after Tiberius died.RP86839. Bronze AE 22, BCD Corinth 356 (this coin); Amandry Corinth XIIIg5 (De2/Rg -); RPC I 1142; BMC Corinth 512, aF, nice portrait, porous, reverse off center, weight 6.278 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 0o, Corinth mint, 4 - 5 A.D.; obverse GERMANICVS CAESAR COR, bare head right; reverse C HEIO POL/LIONE ITER / C MVSSIO P/RISCO II VIR (C. Heius Pollio and C Mussius Priscus, duoviri), inscription partly ligate, in four lines, within ivy wreath; very rare; SOLD
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