, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
A legatus pro praetore (literally: "envoy of the emperor - acting praetor") was the official title of the governor of some imperial provinces of the Roman Empire during the Principate era, normally the larger ones or those where legions were based. Provinces were denoted imperial if their governor was selected by the emperor, in contrast to senatorial provinces, whose governors (called proconsuls) were elected by the Roman Senate.SH84735. Silver , 7b, 405, 282, Spain 115, 1048, -, -, Nice gVF, attractive portrait, bold strike, light with luster in recesses, of corrosion on edge 3:00 - 6:00, 3.758 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 315o, Augusta (Merida, Spain) mint, P. Carisius, c. 25 - 23 B.C.; IMP , left; P CARISIVS (P. Carisius Legatus [ ] pro Praetore), Celtiberian helmet decorated with and crest, short dagger pointing downward on left, (double-headed ax) slanting upward on right; this is the only example of this ever handled by , from the Marcelo Leal Collection; ; $1300.00 (€1157.00)
, and , October 49 - 15 March 44 B.C.
The Roman numeral on the indicates Caesar's age (52) when this coin was minted, a unique occurrence in Roman numismatics.SH85105. Silver , 1400, 3955, 18, 452/2, 1009, 11, EF, light tone on luster, tiny edge cracks, 3.716 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 90o, traveling military mint, late spring-early summer 48 B.C.; female ( ?) right, wearing oak , necklace, jewel before ear, and cruciform earring, hair in jeweled knot behind with falling locks, LII (52 = Caesar's age) behind; CAE-SAR flanking the base of a draped of Gallic arms ( decorated with , horned helmet, and ), axe topped by wolf on right; $870.00 (€774.30)
, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
Adventus types commemorate the emperor's arrival at , either at the commencement of his reign or on his return from a distance. They may also refer to his arrival in some other city or province of the empire. At their accession, emperors were not conveyed in a chariot nor in any other vehicle, but went on horseback or on foot when they made their first public entry into the capital of the Roman world.RA76334. , , 2, 904 (S); 69; , p. 43; 311 var. (1st ); cf. 11195 ( mint, etc.), gVF, green with some remaining, 4.393 g, maximum 23.0 mm, 2nd , Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 2nd emission, end 276 - beginning 277 A.D.; (the valor of Emperor ), , helmeted, and left, spear in right hand over right shoulder, oval decorated with charging horseman on left arm; PROBI AVG (the arrival of Emperor ), on horseback left, raising right hand in salute, long in left hand, horses' right foreleg raised over bound captive seated left, B in ; ; $250.00 (€222.50)
, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
In 278, defeated the , expelled the Franks from Gaul, reorganized the defenses on the Rhine, resettled the Germanic tribes in the devastated provinces of the Roman Empire, and adopted the titles of and .RA76279. , , p. 63; RIC, 2, V 376 (S) var. ( ); 283 var. (same); 131 var. (same, and obv ); 11984 (same), aEF, some mint luster, most remains, fantastic heroic , light corrosion, 3.341 g, maximum 22.8 mm, 0o, 5th , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 4 emission, 278 A.D.; (the valor of Emperor ), left from behind, spear left in right hand, back bare but for over right shoulder and rectangular with square corner in on left shoulder; HERCVLI PACIF (to the pacifier), standing left, raising branch in extended right, club and skin in left, in ; very ; $235.00 (€209.15)
Thebes, , , c. 480 - 456 B.C.
The largest city in , leader of the Boeotian confederacy, and rival of Athens, Thebes sided with during Xerxes' invasion in 480 B.C. Thebes ended Sparta's power at the Battle of Leuctra in 371. The Sacred Band of Thebes famously fell to at Chaeronea in 338. After a revolt in 335, Alexander the Great destroyed the city, except, according to tradition, the house of the poet .GS85055. Silver , 261, p. 69, 19, aVF, , 5.598 g, maximum 17.3 mm, Thebes mint, 379 - 338 B.C.; Boiotian ; within square; ex 2012; ; $225.00 (€200.25)
, 7 March 161 - February 169 A.D.
In 166, appointed his sons as caesars, while he and traveled to Germany.RB83531. Bronze as, MA1448 (S), 282, 1307, 18 129, 5416, VF, , nice green , marks and scratches, some light corrosion, 8.821 g, maximum 25.8 mm, 180o, mint, Dec 165 - summer 166 A.D.; L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate right; VI IMP IIII , standing facing, left, crowning a of arms with right hand, frond in left hand, ( ) flanking low across ; ; $225.00 (€200.25)
Termessos Major, , c. 238 - 268 A.D.
Alexander the Great likened Termessos, high in the Mountains, to an eagle's nest after he surrounded it but failed to conquer it in 333 B.C. An ally of , Termessos was granted independent status by the Roman Senate in 71 B.C. Independence was maintained continuously for a long time, the only exception being an with Amyntas of (reigned 36-25 BC). This independence is documented also by the coins of Termessos, which bear the title "Autonomous." Termessos was abandoned after its aqueduct was destroyed by an earthquake (date unknown).GB83542. Bronze AE 38, 5364; p. 273, 41; -; -; -; -, aVF, green , rough, pitting, corrosion, , edge chip, , 28.152 g, maximum 37.8 mm, 0o, Termessos Major mint, pseudo-autonomous, c. 238 - 268 A.D.; TEPMHCCEΩN AVTONOMΩN, laureate and bearded of Zeus right; TΩN MEIZONΩN, standing slightly left, left, wearing helmet, long , and , holding offering in right hand, spear in left hand, at feet on far side of right leg, of captured arms behind, Θ left; about twice the of the similar smaller and less coin with the same types ( 2189, AE33, 14.06g); very ; $215.00 (€191.35)
Himera, , c. 470 - 450 B.C.
In 409 B.C., attacked Himera. The city was unprepared; its fortifications weak. At first they were supported about 4000 auxiliaries from , but their general, Diocles, seized with panic for the safety of itself, abandoned Himera. The city was utterly destroyed, its buildings, even its temples, were razed to the ground. More than 3000 prisoners were put to death by General Hannibal Mago as a human sacrifice to the memory of his grandfather General Hamilcar who had been defeated at the Battle of Himera in 480 B.C.GS84998. Silver , 312; 355; 1028; p. 81, 47; 447 (R1); -; -; I -, F/VF, and struck, etched surfaces, 0.650 g, maximum 10.6 mm, 270o, Himera (Termini, , Italy) mint, c. 470 - 450 B.C.; bearded male (Kronos?) right, wearing (hair band); HIMEPA (clockwise starting below, retrograde), Corinthian helmet right, no crest, within shallow ; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D., Series II of Ticinum, Q, SXXI
Ticinum mint series II - click to read the article, Coins of with Coded Markings of Embedded in the mint mark. The letter Q in the is the second letter of the . The letter S in the indicates this coin was struck by the second (mint workshop). The letters of the word are coded in the of coins from all the of the mint, with the specific letters of the assigned to each in order corresponding with their numbers. This probably refers to cavalry. It may be truncated because there were only six in operation.RA77126. , 488 (also with helmet); , 2, 492 (R); , p. 67/9; -, -, gVF, and struck, much , unusual , 3.366 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 180o, 2nd , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, emission 9, 281 A.D.; PROBI AVG, , helmeted and left, spear in right hand over right shoulder, on left arm; (the foresight of the Emperor), standing left holding globe in right hand, long transverse in left hand, Q in left , SXXI in ; ; $150.00 (€133.50)
, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
Adventus types commemorate the emperor's arrival at , either at the commencement of his reign or on his return from a distance. They may also refer to his arrival in some other city or province of the empire. At their accession, emperors were not conveyed in a chariot nor in any other vehicle, but went on horseback or on foot when they made their first public entry into the capital of the Roman world.RA76277. , , 2, 166 (S); 69; 6; , pp. 55; 11953 var. (obv leg), aEF, magnificent armed , most remaining, perfect centering, some corrosion, 4.183 g, maximum 23.1 mm, 180o, mint, emission 2, 277 A.D.; (the valor of Emperor ), , helmeted, and left, spear in right hand over right shoulder, oval on left shoulder; PROBI AVG (the arrival of Emperor ), on horseback left, raising right hand in salute, long in left hand, horses' right foreleg raised over bound captive seated left, R in ; ; $145.00 (€129.05)
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