, 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; $330.00 (€293.70)
, , 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.
In 323, Constantine the Great defeated invading Goths and Sarmatians of the Danube in , and claimed the title Sarmaticus .RS85085. , Trier 308 note, 16728, 21, 13 (plain ), gVF, very in white metal, and desirable decoration, and struck, some and corrosion, light scratches, 3.274 g, maximum 18.8 mm, 2nd , (Trier, Germany) mint, 321 A.D.; IVL CRISPVS , laureate and left, spear over shoulder in right, on left shoulder ornamented with she-wolf suckling the twins and ; BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, inscribed VO/TIS / XX in three lines, surmounted by globe, three stars above, STR in ; $270.00 (€240.30)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
The curule chair was for magistrates including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. As a form of a throne, it might be given as an to foreign kings recognized formally as a friend (amicus) by the Roman people or senate. Designed for use by commanders in the , the curule chair could be folded for easy transport. It had no back, low arms, curved legs forming an X, and was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory.
SH84922. Silver , 27 (S); 21 (Antioch); 51a (Antioch); p. 502, 47; 7341, gVF, and struck, excellent , light , small edge crack, 3.327 g, maximum 20.1 mm, 0o, mint, Dec 217 - 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), seated left on curule chair, togate, globe in right hand, short transverse in left hand; ; $260.00 (€231.40)
, 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)
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 . 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; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., ,
Founded in 709 B.C., the ancient city of Parion was a major coastal city, near Lampsacus, with two harbors used to connect with Anatolia. belonged to the Delian League. In the Hellenistic period, it came under the domain of , and subsequently the Attalid dynasty. refounded it as a in the province of . It was the main customs station through which all goods bound for from and the Aegean had to pass. When this coin was minted, was within the Conventus of Adramyteum. After was divided in the 4th century, was in the province of Hellespontus. Today it is the village of Kemer in the township of , Canakkale province, Turkey.RP84683. Bronze AE 24, RPC IV online 3152 (4 spec.); 1944.100.43132; p. 105, 103 var. (no globe); -; -; -; -, F, , attractive brassy surfaces, marks, small edge crack, , 9.952 g, maximum 23.6 mm, 180o, (Kemer, Canakkale, Turkey) mint, c. 178 - 180, probably 180; IMP CAI Λ AV - COMODVS, laureate, draped and right, with a short beard, from behind; Capricorn swimming right, holding celestial globe between hooves, on back, C G I H PAR ( Gemella Iulia Hadriana Pariana) below; very ; $170.00 (€151.30)
Romano-British Empire, , Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
, 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 ; $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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