, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D., ,
Located near Lampsacus, belonged to the Delian League. In the Hellenistic period, it was in the domain of and then the Attalid dynasty. refounded it as a within the province of . After was divided in the 4th century, it was in the province of Hellespontus.RP70938. Bronze AE 21, 304; 1343; p. 108, 116, VF, perfect centering, struck with a damaged die, 4.774 g, maximum 20.7 mm, 180o, (Kemer, Canakkale, Turkey) mint, IMP VALERIANVS , ,draped and right; Capricorn swimming right, holding celestial globe between legs, on back, C G I H P ( Gemella Iulia Hadriana Pariana) below; ex Russian Coins; $360.00 (€320.40)
, 3 April 68 - 15 January 69 A.D.
In the spring of 68, was informed of Nero's intention to put him to death. On 2 April 68, at , declared himself the "representative of the Roman people" and received salutation by the troops as . This was not quite a claim to the throne, but was clearly rebellion. This is from a small issue struck in Gaul during the period after Galba's salutation as , but before his recognition as in mid-June. On the claims he will achieve for the Roman people.BB76887. Silver , 111 (R2), 227, 322, -, -, -, aVF, , scratch, light corrosion, 3.352 g, maximum 18.8 mm, 180o, uncertain Gaul (Narbo?) mint, c. 10 April - mid Jun 68 A.D.; SER (counter-clockwise from lower right), laureate and draped right; (counter-clockwise from upper left), standing left on globe, in right hand, frond in her left; ; $360.00 (€320.40)
Kingdom of , Rhoemetalkes I, c. 11 B.C. - 12 A.D.
When the Cotys VII, of , died about 48 B.C. Rhoemetalces I became the guardian of his nephew Rhescuporis I, his brother's young son and heir. In 13 B.C., Rhescuporis I was defeated and slain in battle by Vologases, chief of the Thracian Bessi, who was leading a revolt against Rome. As Rhescuporis I had left no heir, Rhoemetalces became . An ally of , the Roman Historian described Rhoemetalces as attractive and civilized. After his death, divided his realm, half for his son Cotys and the other half for Rhoemetalces' brother Rhescuporis II. states that Cotys received the cultivated parts, most towns and most Greek cities of , while Rhescuporis received the wild and savage portion with enemies on its frontier.RP72883. Bronze AE 15, 159, 1707, -, -, -, VF, 1.999 g, maximum 14.6 mm, 225o, c. 11 B.C. - 12 A.D.; K ΣEBAΣTOY, capricorn right, globe upper right between legs; POIMH, advancing right, raising in extended right, grounded frond before her in left; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
, First Half 283 - Spring 285 A.D.
When this coin was struck in 282, was the Prince of Youth, full of promise. Later he would be remembered as one of the worst . This infamy is, however, likely fiction, supported by himself. For example, the (unreliable) Augusta has marrying nine wives, while neglecting to mention his only real wife, , by whom he had a son, Nigrinianus. After his death, Carinus' memory was officially condemned in the Roman proceeding known as . His name, along with that of his wife, was erased from inscriptions.RS71588. , IV 390 (LV 4227); , 2, 182; 97; 71; , p. 28; 12302, EF, most remains, and struck, nice portrait, some , 4.627 g, maximum 23.0 mm, 0o, 4th , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 2nd issue as , 282 - 283 A.D.; CARINVS , , draped, and right; (to the Prince of Youth), standing left, globe in extended right hand, spear vertical behind in left hand, bound captive seated left at feet on left, QXXI in ; $200.00 (€178.00)
, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
was about eight years old when this coin was minted. Here he is draped and as a powerful child with the world in his !RL77197. , Trier 353 (R2) (no ), 17154, 23, -, VF, small closed , 3.023 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 180o, 2nd , (Trier, Germany) mint, 322 A.D.; CONSTANTINVS IVN , laureate, draped, and left, on globe offering in his right hand, in his left hand; (blessed tranquility), globe set on inscribed VO/TIS / XX in three lines, three stars above, PTR• in ; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
, 23 January 393 - 15 August 423 A.D.
At first, based his capital in , but when the under Alaric I entered Italy in 401 he moved his capital to the coastal city of Ravenna, which was protected by a ring of marshes and strong fortifications. While the new capital was easier to defend, it was poorly situated to allow Roman forces to protect central Italy from the increasingly regular threat of barbarian incursions. The Emperor's residence remained in Ravenna until the overthrow of the last western Roman Emperor in 476. Recognizing its security, Ravenna was selected as the capital of the Ostrogothic Kingdom in Italy, and also became the seat of the exarchs.RS84411. Silver , 1228, 67, 59b, 20968, gVF, and struck on a cutting off tops of some letters and , attractive , small edge splits, light marks and scratches, 1.295 g, maximum 16.4 mm, 180o, Mediolanum ( , Italy) mint, c. 397 - 402 A.D.; D N HONORIVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; (courage of the Romans), seated left on , draped, wearing crested helmet, on globe offering in her right hand, inverted spear in her left hand, MDPS in ; $200.00 (€178.00)
, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.
The translates, "Happy Times ." Happy times would not last for . This coinage was among his last issues before his general rebelled and had him killed.RL90437. heavy maiorina, 244, II 1136, 31, 18730, 10, gVF, light encrustations, 4.945 g, maximum 22.8 mm, 45o, 2nd , mint, 348 - 350 A.D.; D N CONSTA-NS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times ), standing left in Galley left, in left hand, on globe in right hand, steering at stern, AQS• in ; $180.00 (€160.20)
Romano-British Empire, , Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - Early 141, Wife of
wrote of his wife , "I would rather live with her on Gyara [an island of exile] than without her in the palace." Sadly, died just two years into his 23 year reign. At his request, the Senate deified her, and he minted a massive series of commemorative coins in her .RB79861. , AP1482 (same breaks), AP1103A, 89, 15, 4606, F, nice portrait, near black , light corrosion, 24.141 g, maximum 32.9 mm, 180o, Rome mint, , c. 147 A.D.; , draped right, strings of pearls in hair, hair drawn up into an elaborate bun on top; , seated left, feet on footstool, on globe in right hand, transverse in left hand, S C ( ) in ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, , 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.
Crispus' earliest issue. On 1 March 317, Constantine the Great and co-emperor Licinius elevated their sons , ( an baby) and to Caesars. After this arrangement Constantine ruled the dioceses and , and established his residence at , from where he prepared a campaign against the Goths and Sarmatians.RL76319. reduced , 115 (R2), 16718, 136, EF, excellent centering and strike, some die wear, 3.243 g, maximum 20.1 mm, 0o, 1st , Londinium ( , England) mint, 1st issue, 1 Mar - end 317 A.D.; CRISPVS , laureate and right; (to the unconquered Sun, minister [of the Emperor]), Sol standing left, , nude but for over left shoulder, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in left hand, across fields, PLN in ; ; $155.00 (€137.95)
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