, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria,
Gaius Licinius Mucianus (named on this coin) was governor of . When he failed to put down the Jewish revolt, was sent to replace him. After the death of , Mucianus and both swore allegiance to . Mucianus persuaded to take up arms against , who had seized the throne. They agreed would settle affairs in the East, while Mucianus made would attack . On his way to , Mucianus defeated a Dacian invasion of . Mucianus reached the day after Vitellius' death. Mucianus never wavered in his allegiance to and was appointed consul for the third time in 72. As no mention is made of Mucianus during the reigns of or , he probably died during the reign of .
RP85562. Bronze AE 28, 319 (ex. , same dies), cf. RPC 4316 (not specifying direction), aVF, nice portrait, dark with buff earthen highlighting, spots of light corrosion, mostly weak or off , 11.757 g, maximum 27.9 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 15 Jan 69 - 17 Apr 69 A.D.; [IMP M OT]-HO - [CAE AVG] (counterclockwise from upper left), laureate right, dot in behind; EΠI / MOYKIA/NOY AN/TIOXEΩ/N ET ZIP (legate Mucianus, of Antioch, year 117) in five lines within a linear in a laurel ; this variant with a counterclockwise is extremely ; ex Gemini auction XIII (6 Apr 2017), lot 158, ex Jyrki Muona Collection; $2250.00 (€2002.50)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria,
On 11 February 244, Emperor was murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha ( ). Philip the Arab ( Julius Philippus) declared himself emperor and made a disgraceful peace with the Empire, withdrawing from their territory and giving Shapur 500,000 gold pieces. The Sasanians occupied . Philip was recognized by the Roman Senate as Emperor and he nominated his son Philippus, age 6, as and heir to the throne. He gave his brother Priscus supreme power ( Orientis) in the Eastern provinces; and began construction of the city of Shahba, in the province of his birth.RY85323. , 321 (1 spec.); 889 (v. ); p. 212, 505, EF, attractive portrait, attractive , parts of legends weak, areas of some , 13.256 g, maximum 27.3 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 1st issue, 244 A.D.; AVTOK K M IOV Λ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, , draped and left, from behind; ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC (tribune of the people), standing slightly left on frond, wings open, left, in beak, S C ( ) in ; very ; $350.00 (€311.50)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Uncertain Mint, Anatolia or
The mint, the who struck this , and even the identity of the person in the portrait remain uncertain. The has previously been attributed to and the portrait identified as (Friedlander) or (Grant). David notes the has never been found in . Finds point to or Anatolia. It is possible that the was issued, with his own portrait, by Sosius, a general under Marc Antony who was in 39 B.C. Much more likely, however, the portrait is of .RB71004. Bronze AE 27, 5409; 957 ( ); 29 ( ), F, green , 17.823 g, maximum 26.6 mm, 180o, uncertain Anatolian or Syrian mint, right; (spear), sella quaestoria (quaestor's seat of office), and fiscus (imperial treasury), Q (for ) below; previously a but recent finds have made it somewhat easier to acquire; $300.00 (€267.00)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., ad Belum, Chalcidice,
The ad Belum lie of the modern Syrian village of Al-Iss near Al-Hadir, 25 km southwest of Aleppo on the bank of the Queiq River (the ancient Belus River). was distinguished from its namesake in by its river. The river, but not the city, was named for the Semitic god Bel or Ba?al.RY84646. Bronze AE 26, 3461 (8 spec.), 4a; 511, 3, -; -, VF, green with red earthen highlighting, on a , some flatness high point, 14.003 g, maximum 25.7 mm, 0o, ad Belum ( , ) mint, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC APICT CE ΓEPM ∆AK ΠAPΘ, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; ΦΛ XAΛ/KI∆EWN in two lines, ∆ below, all within laurel of eight bunches of leaves tied at the bottom; ; $300.00 (€267.00)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria,
In 248, overwhelmed by the number of invasions and usurpers, Philip offered to resign. The Senate decided to support the Emperor, with Gaius Messius Quintus most vocal of all the senators. Philip was so impressed that he dispatched with a special command of the Pannonian and Moesian provinces. His loyal supporter, , was, however, proclaimed Emperor by the Danubian armies in the spring of 249 and defeated and killed Philip in September.SH60141. Silver , 907a, 357, 2027, -, EF, 10.949 g, maximum 26.4 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 247 A.D.; AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, and left, Gorgon's on ; ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠATO Γ (tribune of the people, consul for the 3rd time), standing right, right, wings open, in beak, ANTIOXIA over S C ( ) in ; $250.00 (€222.50)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria,
stands for . According to H. R. this initial issue of coins was minted in . Indeed the portrait is unmistakably that of the mint of , and even if the coins were actually minted in Antioch, the dies were surely by the mint.SH60149. , 899, 304, 507, EF, 13.825 g, maximum 27.6 mm, 0o, or Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 244 or 246 A.D.; AYTOK K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOY CEB, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC (tribune of the people), standing facing on ground line, wings open, and tail left, in beak, ( ) below wings, in ; double strike evident in , minor , small encrustations, very , handsome portrait and ; $250.00 (€222.50)
, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., , Cyrrhestica,
Modern Membij, was renamed , (Holy City) by Seleucus Nicator and his wife Stratonice when they built a temple for the goddess of fertility and water, Atargatis (dea ). The city retained the name for only a few hundred years. Religious ceremonies before Roman times may have included child sacrifice. -- The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and Their Fractions by Michael and Karin
RY85320. Silver , 947 (43 spec.), 108, -, -, VF, light , attractive , , slightly off center, light marks, porous, edge split, 13.025 g, maximum 25.2 mm, 180o, Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis-Bambyce (Membij, ) mint, Middle May - 8 Jun 218 A.D.; AYT K M OΠEΛ ANTΩEINOC, , draped, and right, from behind; ∆HMAPX EΞ YΠATOC (tribune of the people, consul), standing facing, wings spread, right, in beak, walking right between eagle's legs; $250.00 (€222.50)
Northern , 3rd Century A.D.
This has long been attributed to Pharaoh Nektanebo II. , however, notes it is quite common in the vicinity of Antioch and in Northern and the is similar to third century Antiochene zodiacal coins. He suggests they may have been struck under .
RY77448. Bronze AE 16, p. 405, 11; p. 16, 1 (Nektanebo II, Memphis, ), aVF, scratches and marks, 3.396 g, maximum 16.0 mm, 0o, uncertain (Antioch?) mint, 3rd century A.D.; ram (Ares) leaping left, turned back right; balance (Libra); $200.00 (€178.00)
Antioch, Roman Provincial , Municipal Coinage, Fall 48 - Spring 47 B.C.
The is similar to a group of countermarks from Antioch, Chalkis, Laodicaea, Seleukia, and , all cities controlled by (except for Antioch, which nevertheless appears to have issued coins for Antony and ). Richard notes, "it now seems likely that the portrays , and was used to mark coins circulating in the Syro-Phoenician territories which were given to her by ." Older references identified the as .
RY84165. Bronze AE 23, 43; 4216; p. 155, 35; -; : p. 74, note 25, VF, green , earthen deposits, , 11.436 g, maximum 23.3 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 48 - 47 B.C.; laureate of Zeus right, : right ( ?) in an oval punch; ANTIOXEΩN THΣ MHTPOΠOΛΩΣ, Zeus seated left holding and , date IΘ below; $200.00 (€178.00)
Antioch, Roman Provincial , Autumn 48 - Autumn 47 B.C.,
From , The Coins of Roman Antioch, p. 74, note 25: "The coins of this year (Pompeian Era 19 = 48/7 BC) and of Year 3 of the Caesarean Era are frequently seen with a on the , which was previously described as "head of r." in an oval. As discussed in the text, it now seems likely that the portrays , and was used to mark coins circulating in the Syro-Phoenician territories, which were given to her by ."RP84649. Bronze , 43; 4216; p. 155, 35; 384; 1366; -; : p. 74, note 25, F, : aVF, 11.895 g, maximum 22.7 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, Autumn 48 - Autumn 47 B.C.; laureate of Zeus right; : of right in an oval; ANTIOXEΩN THΣ MHTPOΠOΛΩΣ, Zeus Nicephorus enthroned left, chest bare, around hips and legs, offering in his extended right hand, long vertical in left hand, (thunderbolt) above, (control symbol) inner left, IΘ (Pompeian Era year 19) below, all within laurel ; $200.00 (€178.00)
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