Roman , Seal, c. 150 - 250 A.D.
A (plural, Bullae), is a lump of clay or lead molded around a cord and stamped with a seal that identifies the sender. With a in place a container cannot be violated without visible damage to either the or the cord, thereby ensuring the contents remain tamper-proof until they reach their destination. AS46909. Roman
, seal, 1.489 g, maximum 18.7 mm, c. 150 - 250 A.D.; SOLD
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.
or , Zeus to the Greeks, was the of the gods and god of the sky and thunder, and of laws and social order. As the deity of ancient , he was the chief god of the Capitoline Triad, with his sister and wife . The father of , he is, therefore, the grandfather of and , the legendary founders of .SH46904. Silver
, 69, 80, 123, 1943, aVF, 3.318 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 180o, mint, 67 - 68 A.D.; IMP , laureate right; ( the Preserver), seated left, bare to the waist, thunderbolt in right, long vertical behind in left; full legends, strong (John Belushi-ish) portrait; ; SOLD
, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of
"Saeculi Felicitas" means happy times, referring to the empire's new heirs. The two infants are the twin sons of and , and Antoninus, born 31 August 161, at Lanuvium, near . Antoninus died at age four. succeeded as emperor.SH54388. Silver
, MA712; 191; MA139; p. 352, 16; 5260, , 3.468 g, maximum 17.4 mm, 0o, mint, struck under , 161 A.D.; FAVSTINA , diademed and draped right; , two infant boys seated facing on a draped throne; SOLD
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