, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
"The Julian Star" appeared in the sky during the funeral games for in July 44 B.C. It was a comet and the Romans believed it was a divine manifestation of the of .
SH84740. Silver , 37a (S), 323, 98, 1293, 139, 1607 var. ( left), near , mint luster, , excellent portrait, slightest die wear, some a little weak, 3.723 g, maximum 20.7 mm, 180o, probably Caesaraugusta (Zaragoza, Spain) mint, 19 - 18 B.C.; , of left, wearing oak (corona ); comet of eight rays, a central dot and flaming tail upwards, - IVLIVS horizontal divided flanking across the at center; from the Marcelo Leal Collection; ; $3000.00 (€2670.00)
, 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; (time of security), standing facing, left, in right hand, left leg crossed in front of right, leaning with left forearm on column; $500.00 (€445.00)
Side, , c. 220 - 190 B.C., Seleukid Royal
Side tetradrachms often bear Seleukid countermarks. Often the coins had very little wear (and thus circulation) before countermarking. and do not attribute the to a specific ruler, but it seems likely the countermarks are related to Antiochos III's offensive into , and and the subsequent war with Rome in 190 B.C.
SH30035. Silver ON RESERVE
, 4792; p. 149, 50; -; -; : II 63, VF, attractive , marks and scratches, small spots of light corrosion, some flattening on the upper from countermarking, 16.499 g, maximum 28.8 mm, 0o, Side mint, c. 220 - 190 B.C.; of right in a crested Corinthian helmet, countermarked with in oval ; advancing left, extended in right, pomegranate in left , CT (magistrate's initials) below; $480.00 (€427.20)
, 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.; (the valor of Emperor ), 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 (to the pacifier), standing left, raising branch in extended right, club and skin in left, in ; very ; $260.00 (€231.40)
, 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 (high priest, tribune of the people for two years, consul, father of the country), 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)
, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., ,
is depicted here in the same pose as The of Versailles, a slightly over life-size Roman marble statue from the 1st or 2nd century A.D., copying a lost Greek bronze original attributed to Leochares, c. 325 B.C. The sculpture has a stag at her side. The sculpture may have come from a sanctuary at Nemi or possibly from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. In 1556, it was given by Pope Paul IV to II of France, a subtle allusion to the king's mistress, Diane de Poitiers. It is now in the Musée du Louvre, .RP79982. Bronze AE 25, 80, 162, 162 (O28/R284), 2169 (R4) (running left), 3573, -, VF, excellent portrait, , nice sea green , light marks and scratches, areas of light corrosion, 9.948 g, maximum 25.1 mm, 180o, (Debelt, Bulgaria) mint, C M ANTONINVS DIADV, bare-headed, draped right, from behind; COL FL PA C DEVLT, ( ) advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, bow in left hand, dog bounding right at feet on far side; ex Numismatics ($125, summer 2008); ; $165.00 (€146.85)
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
In Roman mythology, was the minor goddess of trade and honest merchants. was also the personification of the virtues equity and fairness of the emperor ( ). The , a natural emblem of equity, express righteousness. The signifies the prosperity which results from and .RS83526. Silver , 274; 11; p. 215, 1033; 7856; -, VF, excellent portrait, , coppery areas, small edge cracks, 2.967 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 222 A.D.; IMP C SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped right, from behind; (equity of the emperor), standing slightly left, left, in right hand, in left hand, upper left; $160.00 (€142.40)
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