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Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Caesarea Maritima, Samaria
Caesarea, about 30 miles north of Joppa and about 70 miles northwest of Jerusalem, was the capital of the Roman province of Judaea, the seat of the procurators, and the headquarters of the Roman troops. It was founded by Herod the Great and named after Caesar Augustus.JD93012. Bronze AE 32, Hendin 836, SNG ANS 766, Rosenberger 24, Kadman Caesarea 27, F, green patina, grainy, earthen deposits, weight 18.384 g, maximum diameter 31.6 mm, die axis 0o, Caesarea Maritima mint, obverse IMP TRA HADRIANO CAES AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse COL I FL AVG, Hadrian, as priest-founder, plowing right with oxen, Nike flying left above holding wreath, CAESAREN in exergue; from The Jimi Berlin Caesarea Collection (surface find, Caesarea, Israel, 1972); $300.00 SALE |PRICE| $190.00
The Rosenberger Israel Collection, City-Coins of Palestine, Volumes I - III
A primary reference for Holy Land city coins. A recent auction price for these three volumes was $800 plus 22% fees. The cities covered in these volumes include the following: Volume I: Aelia Kapitolina, Akko, Anthedon Antipatris, and Ascalon. Volume II: Caesarea, Diospolis, Dora, Eleutheropolis, Gaba, Gaza, and Joppa. Volume III: Hipos-Sussita, Neapolis, Nicopolis, Nysa-Scytopolis, Caesarea Panias, Pelusium, Raphia, Sebaste, Sepphoris-Diocaesarea, Tiberias. There is a fourth volume (Eastern Palestine) but it is even harder to find and "sets" often include only these first three volumes.BK11695. The Rosenberger Israel Collection, City-Coins of Palestine, Volumes I - III by M. Rosenberger, 1972 - 1977, volumes I - III, hardback, illustrations throughout, used, good condition; SOLD
Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Abila in Decapolis, Palaestina Secunda
Abila was founded under the Seleucids, and was known for a time as Seleucia. It was later ruled by the Kingdom of Judaea. Under Rome it was included in the province Palaestina Secunda. The second-century geographer Ptolemy, in his Geography, lists 18 cities of the Decapolis and Coele-Syria. He adds Abila and eight others to Pliny's ten.RP91006. Bronze AE 15, cf. RPC IV online T6509; Spijkerman 6; Rosenberger 5; Sofaer pl. 124, 8; SNG ANS -, F, scratches, corrosion, earthen deposits, weight 2.714 g, maximum diameter 14.4 mm, die axis 180o, Abila in Decapolis (Quwaylibah, Jordan) mint, c. 161 - 163 A.D.; obverse ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust of Faustina II right; reverse CEΛEYK ABILA EKC (year 226), bunch of grapes hanging from vine; rare; SOLD