, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
Strabo wrote, "The Romans possess , founded below a ridge at the confluence of the Arar and the Rhone. It is the most populous of all the other cities except Narbo; for it is a center of commerce, and the strike their silver and there." (4.3.2)
RS85086. Silver , 167a, 451, 137, 1373, 197, 1610, near , and struck, lustrous, very light rose-gold , some light marks and deposits, 3.606 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, 15 - 13 B.C.; DIVI?F, right, dot ; bull butting right, left foreleg raised, lashing tail, IMP?X in , linear ; $2300.00 (2047.00)
, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D., Roman Provincial
ruled for just a few months. The mint of struck coins with his name, though the portrait bears little resemblance to those of the other mints. It is possible that produced coins without having an image of the new emperor.RP84745. Bronze , 5364 (3 spec.); 257; 336; 26, 217; 376; 710; 18.13; 189 (R4); -, F, attractive brown tone, , light scratches, , 16.768 g, maximum 30.2 mm, 0o, mint, 69 A.D.; AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, laureate right, beveled edge; of right, wearing papyrus diadem, behind right shoulder, date LA (year 1) before; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; extremely ; $1300.00 (1157.00)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Roman Provincial , Ancient Counterfeit
J. G. wrote in 1933, "There are scarcely any counterfeits or of Alexandrian coins in existence, other than those made in modern times." This is an ancient counterfeit Alexandrian of struck with unofficial dies shared with published by William in "Two ." The first of the two hoards, a "Hoard of from Luxor" was acquired by E. T. at Luxor in March, 1908. The American Numismatic Society Collection includes 76 pieces from the hoard. The counterfeits were probably struck c. 138 A.D., the date of the latest official prototype imitated in the hoard. The die combination of our coin is upublished.RX85240. , , 1. A Hoard of from Luxor, IV / 8 (unlisted die combination); cf. 246, 5293 (official, ), VF, attractive dark , and struck on a , 13.386 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 0o, unoffical counterfeiter's mint, c. 138 A.D.; NEo KΛΛV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEPM, right, wearing ; AVTO KPΛ, helmeted and of right, L IΓ (year 13 = 29 Aug 66 - 28 Aug 67 A.D.) to right; very ; $580.00 (516.20)
, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D., Roman Provincial
This variety with a on the is much rarer than the same without this control symbol. RPC reports only 5 specimens with the and 17 specimens without it. This variety is missing from the important collections in , , and , and we know of only one example offered at auction in the past two decades (CNG 76, 12 Sep 2007, lot 3152, VF, $430 plus fees).RP84748. , 359; 5354 (5 spec.); 327; p. 25, 208; 238; 18.6; 184; -; -; -, F, , light encrustations, cutting off parts of legends, 12.583 g, maximum 24.4 mm, 0o, mint, 15 Jan 69 - 17 Apr 69 A.D.; AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, laureate right, LA (year 1) lower right; EΛEY-ΘEPIA, Eleutheria (Liberty) standing left, in extended right hand, in left hand, leaning with left elbow on column, (ladle used for tasting and pouring sacrificial libations) left in lower left ; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; extremely ; $500.00 (445.00)
England, Charles I, 1625 - 1649
Charles I attempted to reign as an absolute monarch and rule without Parliament. Civil war broke out, the forces of the lost, and Charles was beheaded. Parliament took control of the Tower mint in 1642.
UK85378. Silver crown, 2758, 2195 (R); crown mint mark on and , F/VF, light marks, 29.304 g, maximum 45.2 mm, 345o, Tower mint, 1635 - 1636; CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX (Charles, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland), on horseback left (group III), holding upright sword in right hand, no ground; CRISTO AVSPICE REGNO (I reign under the auspices of Christ), oval garnished - royal coat-of-arms ( , fleur de lis, harp) within ornate oval frame; ex Gordon Andreas Singer; ; $500.00 (445.00)
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; ; $490.00 (436.10)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy III , 246 - 222 B.C., Tyre,
1013 has Θ (theta) between the legs of the . This specimen appears to have an MY over a partially effaced Θ. The MY is not listed in for year two, but we know of two other examples, both Θ and the MY are published in for year three.GP84108. Silver , unpublished, cf. 1013 (Q between legs), 499 (same), 30, BMC -, -, -, -, -, -, gVF, excellent portrait, off center, bumps, scratches, darker areas, 14.194 g, maximum 26.6 mm, 0o, Tyre mint, 29 Aug 246 - 28 Aug 245 B.C.; diademed of Ptolemy I right, wearing ; (of Ptolemy the savior), standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, left, Tyre over club, B (year 2) over I right, MY over Θ over effaced between legs; ex CNG e-auction 375 (1 Jun 2016), lot 48; Dennis Rider Collection of the Coins of Tyre; extremely ; $480.00 (427.20)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Issued to commemorate in Britain. Between 208 and 210 A.D., and his son campaigned into Scotland (then Caledonia) and also Hadrian's Wall. The victories in the pacified the island for the remainder of the century, but the aged Septimius died at Eburacum (York) in 211 A.D.SH83529. Silver , 332 (S); 727; p. 366, 51; 108; 6382, gVF, some luster, perfect centering, nice portrait, light , small edge cracks, 3.369 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, mint, 210 - 211 A.D.; SEVERVS AVG , laureate right; (victories over the British), advancing right, raising in extended right hand, frond in left hand over left shoulder; ; $450.00 (400.50)
Romano-British Empire, , Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at but also at Athens. Her could not be stained with blood. began the construction of a magnificent temple to her , which finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the , the olive branch, the , and often the . Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.RA73231. , , 2, 319 (C); 375; 13644; 215; - (p. ccvii), gVF, much , light marks, tiny encrustation, a little weak in centers, edge split/crack, 4.819 g, maximum 24.3 mm, 180o, Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint, c. 292 - early 293 A.D.; IMP C CARAVSIVS , and right; (the peace of the Emperor), Pax standing half left, left, raising olive-branch in right hand, long transverse in left hand, across fields at center, C in ; from the Charles Peters Collection, ex-Wayne C. ; $340.00 (302.60)
Roman , Nov 130 - c. 138 A.D.
Both the and types on this are published but the combination does not appear to be published. Nor did we find another example online. According to , lead tesserae served as local small change in during the first to the third century A.D.
Euthenia is the Greek personification of abundance or plenty. To the Romans she was . Her attributes are grain and the . On Roman coins of she often appears to be the spouse of the Nile; yet, in the Egyptian Euthenia did not exist and the Nile had no consort.RX90574. Lead , Unpublished; cf. 6444 and 3584 (for ) and 6493 and 3575 (for ), VF , 5.107 g, maximum 22.5 mm, 270o, (?) mint, Nov 130 - c. 138 A.D. (possibly later); on horseback right, wearing hem hem crown, in right hand; reclining left on right below, nude to waist, around hips and legs, reeds in his right hand, in left; before him at his feet stands Euthenia (prosperity) wearing and , offering held in right hand; extremely ; $300.00 (267.00)
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