, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.
The rabbit on the is in reference to the Roman province of and the issue is an appeal for the aid of the gods as during Hadrian's first travels around the empire, leaving Rome in 121. On this example, is shown in her "peace-giving" aspect versus her more often seen guise of war.SH34690. Gold
, 1309 var (obv break), 70 var (same plus portrait and spear vice ); BMC 117 - 118 var (same); -, VF, some circulation marks, 7.129 g, maximum 19.7 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 119 - 122 A.D.; IMP TRAIAN HA-DRIANVS AVG, laureate and draped right from behind; , standing facing, helmeted left, long vertical in left, right hand pointing to Spanish olive tree on left, rabbit right at the base of the tree; ex Munzhandlung , 6 March 1936 (Dr. H St. S & Prince Waldeck); very ; SOLD
, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D.
Nice early portrait of . inherited a nearly bankrupt treasury from his nephew . A large gold statue of was probably melted to provided the gold for Claudius' first issue of aureii.SH33184. Gold
, 1831, 15, 34, 16, 30, VF, 7.644 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 225o, ( , France) mint, 41 - 42 A.D.; TI AVG , right wearing oak wreath; OB CIVES within Corona Civica, an oak wreath awarded "for saving the lives of citizens"; impressive portrait and attractive reddish tone, similar to that of the Boscoreale Hoard found near Pompeii, small spot of rim filing at 2:00, a few small scratches and dings; (R2); SOLD
, Ptolemy I, of , 323 - 305 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
In 332 B.C., Alexander the Great marched into , where he was regarded as a liberator and crowned pharaoh in the Temple of Ptah at Memphis. On either 10 or 11 June 323 B.C., Alexander died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, in Babylon, at age 32. While Alexander's funeral cortege was on its way to , Ptolemy I stole Alexander's body and carried it to the heart of the Temple of Ptah, where he had him embalmed by the priests. Alexander's body was laid in a gold anthropoid sarcophagus that was filled with honey, which was in turn placed in a gold casket. Ptolemy claimed that the himself had officially expressed a desire to be buried in . More likely, he was motivated by the custom that kings in Macedon asserted their right to the throne by burying their predecessor. Ptolemy II later transferred Alexander's sarcophagus to , where a royal tomb was constructed. Ptolemy IX Lathyros replaced Alexander's gold sarcophagus and casket with and stuck coins with the gold. The exact location of Alexander's tomb has been lost.SH68257. Gold
, 11, 3975, 6, 643, EF, 8.554 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 0o, , Memphis mint, reign of Philip III, c. 323 - 316 B.C.; of right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake, hair in ringlets; AΛEΞAN∆POY, standing left, wreath in right, stylus in left, thunderbolt left, small ∆I at feet on left; ex Gorny & Mosch auction 215, lot 775; SOLD
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