, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.
considered himself an artist, perhaps he was and took an interest in his coinage - the of are considered by many to be the finest numismatic art of the Roman Empire.
RB84073. , 443 (S), 428, 119, 83, 262, -, -, -, VF, , excellent portrait, attractive brown , slightly off center, some light corrosion, 25.990 g, maximum 35.0 mm, 180o, mint, 65 A.D.; AVG GER IMP P P, laureate left, globe at point of neck; seated left on and shields, wearing helmet and military garb, in offering in her right hand, her left hand resting on at side, right foot drawn back and resting on helmet, flanking across at center, in ; $1450.00 (€1290.50)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
stands perfectly at her ease, with legs crossed and leaning on a column, clearly relaxed, having nothing to fear. was praised for restoring security by eliminating the fratricidal son of Severus, long feared as the most cruel tyrant of Rome, beloved only by a venal soldiery, whom his largesses had enriched.SH77277. Silver , 92b, 80, 122c (Antioch), 32 var. (draped, no ), 7365, EF, nearly as struck, light tone on luster, portrait, , small edge cracks, 3.140 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 0o, Rome mint, IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate and right; , standing facing, left, in right hand, left leg crossed in front of right, leaning with left forearm on column; $500.00 (€445.00)
, 2 January - 20 December 69 A.D.
"This refers to Vitellius' membership in the priestly college of the Sacris Faciundis, 'fifteen men for the conduct of sacred matters.' This body had care of the Sibylline prophecies and were famous for the opulence of their banquets, a feature of the priesthood which particularly appealed to the gluttonous emperor." -- , Roman Coins and Their ValuesSH77386. Silver , 86 (S); 114; p. 370, 17; 46; -; -, VF, excellent portrait, , marks and scratches, somewhat oval , slight edge damage, 2.972 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. May - Jul 69 A.D.; A GERMAN , laureate right; XV VIR SACR FAC, tripod-lebes with dome cover, right on top, raven standing right below ; ex CNG e-auction 221 (28 Oct 2009), lot 483; ex Jörg Collection; ; $380.00 (€338.20)
, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
This is apparently unpublished and this is the only example of the known to . This was used for very (both R5) issues of and . CNG e-auction 368, lot 496, is with this same , also 5th , but with on the left holding a on globe and .RL76392. , apparently unpublished, cf. 116 - 117 (for ) and 138 - 139 (for , issues of the Licinii), EF, excellent portrait, both sides slightly off-center, left side of weak, some , a few light marks, 2.773 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, 5th , (Sisak, Croatia) mint, as , 320 A.D.; CONSTANTINVS IVN , laureate and left; (courage of the army), inscribed VOT / XX in two lines, two seated barbarian captives back-to-back flanking base, ( ) left, in ; ex Scott Collection; extremely ; $270.00 (€240.30)
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. When was away on his Persian and German campaigns (231-235) he continuously struck types. With the , "The Foresight of the Emperor," he assured that, though he was away, he would be carefully monitoring Rome's grain supply!RS79822. Silver , 250b; 501b; p. 201, 875; 74; 7922, EF, excellent centering and strike, excellent portrait, nice detailed , 3.371 g, maximum 19.7 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 231 - 235 A.D.; IMP ALEXANDER AVG, laureate right, slight drapery on left shoulder; (the foresight of the Emperor), (or ) standing left, grain in right hand over overflowing with grain at feet on left, in left hand; $270.00 (€240.30)
, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
In 278, defeated the , expelled the Franks from Gaul, reorganized the defenses on the Rhine, resettled the Germanic tribes in the devastated provinces of the Roman Empire, and adopted the titles of and .RA76279. , , p. 63; RIC, 2, V 376 (S) var. ( ); 283 var. (same); 131 var. (same, and ); 11984 (same), aEF, some mint luster, most remains, fantastic heroic , light corrosion, 3.341 g, maximum 22.8 mm, 0o, 5th , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 4 emission, 278 A.D.; , left from behind, spear left in right hand, back bare but for over right shoulder and rectangular with square corner in on left shoulder; HERCVLI PACIF, standing left, raising branch in extended right, club and skin in left, in ; very ; $260.00 (€231.40)
, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D.
In 145, many thousands of acres of Roman Britain, in modern-day Lincolnshire, England, were inundated by a great flood.RB76161. , 256a (S), 49, 14, 9249, VF, excellent boy portrait, , nice , a few marks, slightest corrosion in some areas, 20.220 g, maximum 30.0 mm, 0o, Rome mint, as , 244 - 246 A.D.; M IVL PHILIPPVS , bare-headed, draped and right, from behind; PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS (in of the Prince of Youth), standing left, bare-headed, in military dress, globe in right hand, inverted spear behind in left, flanking across below center; ; $225.00 (€200.25)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
in her aspect as the divine ancestress of the Roman people was known as . According to , and as recorded in Virgil's Aeneid, Aeneis was the son of who fled Troy after its destruction and founded the city of Rome. , being of the , claimed direct descent from and . built a Temple of in his new . Most depictions of on Roman coinage are of the statue in the , and do not directly refer to pregnancy or fertility.RS79617. Silver , C388c, 212, 13, C25, 7106, EF, fantastic portrait, mint luster, tiny green spots of encrustation, 3.246 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 225o, Rome mint, reign of , 216 A.D.; IVLIA AVG, draped right; (Mother ), enthroned left, extending right hand, long vertical in left hand; $225.00 (€200.25)
, Augusta 202 - 22 January 205 A.D., Wife of
, the goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony, did not favor and . and hated each other, lived separately, and the marriage was likely never consummated. After the fall and execution of her father, Caracalla's Praetorian Prefect, she was exiled to the Lipari islands and executed in 212 A.D.RS79620. Silver , 363, 1, 411, 7065, -, EF, attractive portrait, split, 3.538 g, maximum 20.1 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 202 - 22 Jan 205 A.D.; PLAVTILLA , draped right; , standing half left, in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand; ; $210.00 (€186.90)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
was worshiped in Rome as the goddess who prospered the year's supply of grain. She was represented on an in the capitol. The three principal granaries of Rome were , , and the African provinces. civilis was the grain which purchased each year by the Roman state, then imported and put into storage, reserved and distributed for the subsistence of the people. militaris was grain appropriated to the use of an army during a campaign.SH72366. Silver , 26a (S), 47a; p. 501, 41; 20; 7340 var. (also ), NGC XF, strike 4/5, surface 4/5 (4160837-004), removed from plastic case; excellent portrait, 2.383 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 225o, Rome or Antioch mint, Dec 217 - 8 Jun 218 A.D.; IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; II COS P P, standing left, holding two ears of grain downward in right hand over overflowing with ears of grain at feet on left, in left hand; NGC graded but removed from plastic case (slab) but with NGC tag; $180.00 (€160.20)
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