, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., ,
Asklepios was the son of and a mortal woman named Coronis. killed Coronis for being unfaithful but rescued the unborn Asklepios from her womb. carried the baby to the who raised and instructed him in the art of medicine. In return for some kindness, a snake taught him secret knowledge of healing. became so proficient as a healer that he surpassed both and his father, . was even able to evade death and to bring the dead back to life. Zeus killed him to restore balance to the human population but later resurrected Asclepios as a god to prevent a feud with . Zeus instructed Asclepios to never revive the dead without his approval.
RP84488. Bronze AE 30, 220.127.116.11 (R5), 2204 var. ( leg.), 154 var. (same), -, -, VF, nice green , , some light corrosion, , 14.349 g, maximum 30.1 mm, 180o, (Sofia, Bulgaria) mint, AVK M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate right; OVΛΠIAC CEP∆IKHC, seated left on throne without back, torso bare, around hips and leges and over left shoulder, in right hand, snake-coiled staff in left hand; from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection, ex CNG e-auction 320 (12 Feb 2014), lot 281; this coin is the only example of the on Coin Archives; very ; $285.00 (€253.65)
, , , c. 440 - 375 B.C.
The name is in origin a Pelasgian (pre-Greek) word for "fortress." There were many ancient Greek cities with this name. The name of Thessalian is first recorded in connection with the aristocratic Aleuadai family. is thought to be where the famous Greek physician Hippocrates and the famous philosopher Gorgias of Leontini died.GS77554. Silver , 1120, Trait 690 and pl. CCXCVII 23, -, -, aVF, 0.893 g, maximum 12.3 mm, mint, c. 440 - 375 B.C.; a bull's hoof with bone, laying on a small round or with a dotted edge, all within an outer dotted boarder; diademed of Asklepios right, with long beard, drapery on his left shoulder, erect curving snake with right before him, ΛAPI upward behind; very ; $260.00 (€231.40)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior
Nicopolis ad Istrum was founded by around 101 - 106, at the junction of the Iatrus (Yantra) and the Rositsa rivers, in memory of his over the . Its ruins are located at the village of Nikyup, 20 km of Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. The town reached its peak during the reigns of , , the Antonines and the dynasty.RP77044. Bronze assarion, 18.104.22.168 (R3), 1124, -, I/I -, aVF, centered, green , light corrosion, left side of ragged, 2.476 g, maximum 15.6 mm, 0o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, 28 Jan 198 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; AY K M A− ANTΩNIN, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I, of Asklepios, cult statue within, pellet in ; ; $90.00 (€80.10)
, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Tomis, Inferior
Tomis was founded by Greek on the of the Black Sea around 600 B.C. for trade with the local Getic population. The Roman poet Ovid was banished by to Tomis in 8 A.D. and died there eight years later. By his account, Tomis was "a town located in a war-stricken cultural wasteland on the remotest margins of the empire." Constanta Romania today, the city was renamed to Constantine the Great.RP63347. Bronze tetrassaria, 5787 (R4), I/II 3598, 2310, -, -, -, -, -, aF, a little rough, light corrosion and encrustation, , , 10.13 g, maximum 27.5 mm, 180o, Tomis (Constanta, Romania) mint, as , Feb/Mar 244 - July/Aug 247 A.D.; MAP IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC, (ending below busts), bare-headed, draped and of right (on left), draped of left, with on (on right); MHTPO ΠONTOY TOMEΩC, standing facing, left, snake entwined staff in right hand, left hand on hip; ; $26.00 (€23.14)
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