, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., VAR Quinctillus Varus
The of and the Sanctuary of the Three Gauls was dedicated by on 1 August 10 B.C., the very same day Drusus' son, the future emperor , was born in . All the notable men of Gaul were invited. Julius Vercondaridubnus, a member of the Aedui tribe, was the first priest of the new imperial cult. The , which was with the names of 60 Gallic tribes, was featured prominently on coins from the mint for many years.
CM84471. Copper as, 1485 (with c/m), 230, 549, 1690, 240; : 52e (Publius Quinctilius Varus), aF, rough, edge crack, c/m: aF, 8.852 g, maximum 27.0 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, c. 10 - 6 B.C.; , laureate right; : VAR (Varus) in a rectangular punch; (in ), the of , the front decorated with the corona civica between laurels and figures; flanked on each side by a on a column standing facing center, raising a and holding a frond; $900.00 (€801.00)
, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D., , in with
This coin commemorates the ( ) between and . Cities in and sometimes formed alliances with other cities. The competition for prestige and rivalry between cities in the East was intense. Alliances could enhance a city’s status by aligning either with many cities or with particularly important ones. was of civic "foreign policy" and might have involved the exchange of delegates and joint celebrations and sacrifices. At least 87 cities issued coins celebrating their alliances.
RP77248. Bronze AE 28, , VI, 857 (Vs.C/Rs.18); cf. 3668; 4054; 596, VF, , obscure on , 9.924 g, maximum 28.1 mm, 180o, (near Pamukkale, Turkey) mint, Oct 253 - c. Jun 260 A.D.; AY• K• - ΠOY• ΛIK• OYAΛEPAN/OC, , draped, and right, from the front, round on ; ΠOΛE/ITΩN - KE - CAP∆IANΩN, on left, standing right, in right hand, in left hand; cult statue of Kore facing, wearing and veil, NEOKOPΩN downward in right , OMONOYA in ; very ; $300.00 (€267.00)
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 ; $225.00 (€200.25)
Persian Empire, , , Ba'Alshillem II, c. 401 - 366 B.C.
, named for the "first-born" of Canaan, the grandson of Noah (Genesis 10:15, 19), is frequently referred to by the prophets (Isaiah 23:2, 4, 12; Jeremiah 25:22; 27:3; 47:4; Ezekiel 27:8; 28:21, 22; 32:30; Joel 3:4). The Sidonians long oppressed Israel (Judges 10:12) but Solomon entered into a matrimonial with them, and thus their form of idolatrous worship found a place in the land of Israel (1 Kings 11:1, 33). Jesus visited the "coasts" of Tyre and (Matthew 15:21; Mark 7:24) where many came to hear him preach (Mark 3:8; Luke 6:17). After leaving Caesarea, Paul's ship put in at , before finally sailing for (Acts 27:3, 4).GS70326. Silver 1/16 , 851 ff.; 240; 27 (Abd'astart, Straton I); p 146, 36 (same); 197 ff. (same), VF, , tiny edge cuts, banker's mark, , bumps and marks, 0.648 g, maximum 9.5 mm, 90o, (Saida, Lebanon) mint, c. 371 - 370 B.C.; war galley left, Phoenician letter beth above, banker's mark or above galley; of (to left) standing right, slaying erect to right, Phoenician letter ayin between them; $160.00 (€142.40)
, , 405 - 392 B.C.
This countermarked issue was struck in the troubled period that followed the city's destruction by .CM77135. Bronze hemilitron, I p. 197, 92; 88; 1065; 121; 1026; 529; -, ; : , 12.452 g, maximum 27.1 mm, (Agrigento, ) mint, 405 - 392 B.C.; with the of young Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin headdress, worn crab ; worn with hare in talons ; $150.00 (€133.50)
Kyzikos, , c. 200 - 27 B.C.
Cyzicus was one of the great cities of the ancient world. During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.) Cyzicus was subject to the Athenians and Lacedaemonians alternately. In the naval Battle of Cyzicus in 410, an Athenian fleet completely destroyed a Spartan fleet. At the peace of Antalcidas in 387, like the other Greek cities in , it was made over to . Alexander the Great captured it from the Persians in 334 B.C.GB72168. Bronze AE 28, 7355 (with same ); 505 (also with same c/m); 84; p. 40, 167, VF, nice , , nice green , bevelled obv edge, 12.530 g, maximum 28.2 mm, 90o, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, c. 200 - 27 B.C.; of Kore Soteira right, wearing grain ; : standing right, wings open in a 7.5mm round punch; tripod with three loop handles, KYZI/KHNWN from upper right, in two flanking downward lines, branch right above, torch left below, outer right, outer left; $120.00 (€106.80)
Pontic Kingdom, Mithradates VI the Great, c. 120 - 63 B.C., Anonymous Coinage
Mithradates VI (the Great) was of in northern Anatolia from about 119 to 63 B.C. He was of both Greek and Persian origin, claiming descent from both Alexander the Great and Darius I of . Mithradates is remembered as one of Rome's most formidable and successful enemies, who engaged three of the most prominent generals of the late Roman Republic in the so-called Mithridatic Wars: , Lucullus, and . After Mithradates VI was at last defeated by Pompey and in danger of capture by , he attempted suicide. The poison failed because he had taken daily doses to build immunity. He then made his bodyguard and friend, Bituitus, kill him by the sword.GB84575. Bronze AE 26, cf. 310 (S), 649, 973, 232 (all SNG refs. with same countermarks, none with this ), gF, dark , thick heavy as usual for the , bumps and marks, light corrosion, 19.920 g, maximum 25.6 mm, uncertain (Amisos?) mint, c. 130 - 100 B.C.; male left in a satrapal leather cap; countermarks: helmet in round punch, in round punch, (thunderbolt) in a rectangular punch; of eight rays, bow facing inward, between rays; ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, , c. 218 - 268 A.D.
RP77263. Bronze AE 25, Johnson 67 (3 spec.); II, 12; p. 242, 85; -; -; -; -; : 278, F, c/m: F; on a broad , edge crack, 7.557 g, maximum 25.1 mm, 180o, , (near Pamukkale, Turkey) mint, pseudo-autonomous, c. 218 - 268 A.D.; CY- NKΛHTO-C, draped of the senate right; : Male figure standing, uncertain object in right hand, or spear in left hand, letter(s) in ; ΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOPΩN, Kitharoedos (Archegetes) standing right, in long and mantle, in lowered right hand, in left arm; very ; $100.00 (€89.00)
Kings of , Tarkondimotos, c. 39 - 31 B.C.
Tarkondimotos was made dynast by Pompey and crowned by Marc Antony. He died at the Battle of . The , frequently used in an earlier era by Seleukid kings, is almost certainly post-Actium, perhaps from Antioch.GB75283. Bronze AE 22, 3871, 5682, p. 237, 1 ff., F/aF, green , 8.040 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, Hieropolis mint, c. 39 - 31 B.C.; diademed right, : in oval punch; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / TAPKON∆IMO/TOY, Zeus enthroned half left, around hips and legs with end over shoulder, offering extended in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, ΦIΛANT ; $95.00 (€84.55)
, , c. 221 - 268 A.D.
The AKTIA festival and games at were founded in of Augustus' at .
RP77252. Bronze AE 26, 74; p. 242, 89; 444; -; -; -; 6128; -; -; c/m: 278, aF, broad , small edge crack; : gF, 5.595 g, maximum 26.0 mm, 180o, , (near Pamukkale, Turkey) mint, pseudo-autonomous, c. 221 - 268 A.D.; CY-NKΛHTO-C, draped of the senate right; : male figure standing, an uncertain object in right hand, or spear in left hand, letter(s) in , irregularly shaped punch; ΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOPΩN, A/KTI/A in three lines within a demos crown (laurel ); very ; $90.00 (€80.10)
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