the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
was the goddess or personification of luck and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.RS75697. Silver , 75A (R); 130, 8945, -, EF, strike with dies, nice metal, 4.966 g, maximum 22.4 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 247 - 248 A.D.; IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, , draped, and right, from behind; IIII (high priest, tribune of the people for four years, consul, father of the country), standing left, long in right hand, in left hand; $360.00 (€320.40)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria,
stands for . According to H. R. this initial issue of coins was minted in Rome. Indeed the portrait is unmistakably that of the mint of Rome, and even if the coins were actually minted in Antioch, the dies were surely by the Rome mint.SH60149. , 899, 304, 507, EF, 13.825 g, maximum 27.6 mm, 0o, Rome or Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 244 or 246 A.D.; AYTOK K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOY CEB, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC (tribune of the people), standing facing on ground line, wings open, and tail left, in beak, ( ) below wings, in ; double strike evident in , minor , small encrustations, very , handsome portrait and ; $250.00 (€222.50)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
In April 248, Philip combined the celebration of Rome's 1000th with the . Festivities included spectacular games and theatrical presentations. In the Colosseum, more than 1,000 gladiators were killed along with hundreds of exotic including hippos, leopards, lions, giraffes, and one rhinoceros. At the same time, Philip elevated his son to the rank of co-Augustus. Undoubtedly the festivities included elephants, as advertised by this coin.RS77602. Silver , 5, 246A(a) (S) ( right), 5, -, -, VF, , porous, light scratches, 2.066 g, maximum 22.0 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 248 A.D.; IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, , draped, and right, from front; , walking left, ridden by mahout guiding it with rod and goad; ; $250.00 (€222.50)
, Augusta 19 January 379 - 386 A.D., Wife of I
, like her husband , was of Hispanian-Roman descent. She may have been the daughter of Antonius, Prefect of Gaul, who was consul in 382. Her marriage with probably took place in the year 376, when Theodosius' father fell into disfavor and he withdrew to Cauca in Gallaecia.RL84859. Bronze maiorina, Antioch 62 (S), II 2760, 20621 (mislabeled Cyzicus), 6, VF, nice portrait, attractive , light , 4.522 g, maximum 22.3 mm, 135o, 5th , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 25 Aug 383 - 386 A.D.; AEL FLACCILLA AVG, draped right with an elaborate dress, necklace and mantle; (health of the Republic), standing facing, right, arms folded on breast, ANTE ; ex Colosseum Coin Exchange; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
In Roman mythology, was the minor goddess of trade and honest merchants. was also the personification of the virtues equity and fairness of the emperor ( ). The , a natural emblem of equity, express righteousness. The signifies the prosperity which results from and .RS83526. Silver , 274; 11; p. 215, 1033; 7856; -, VF, excellent portrait, , coppery areas, small edge cracks, 2.967 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 222 A.D.; IMP C SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped right, from behind; (equity of the emperor), standing slightly left, left, in right hand, in left hand, upper left; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
The same types with the same legends may have been minted for at both Rome and Antioch. Some examples with a short beard and younger are clearly of the of Rome (and probably look little like who was in the east). Some, but probably not all, examples with a longer beard and older features were probably minted at Antioch. RIC does not attempt to distinguish between the products of the two mints.RS73902. Silver , 24b; 62; p. 501, 40; 19; 7347, VF, , very dark thick , perhaps debased silver, 2.495 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 0o, Antioch (or Rome?) mint, Jan 217 A.D.; IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate right; TR P (high priest, tribune of the people, consul, father of the country), standing facing, left, legs crossed, long vertical in right, resting left arm on column; $140.00 (€124.60)
, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
was actually named at birth and assumed the name Antoninus upon becoming emperor. Today we know him as because he is best known for his bizarre behavior as high priest to the Syrian sun god Heliogabal (Elagabal).RS84189. Silver , 167; 22; p. 125, 110; p. 580, 307 var. (obv leg.); 7508 var. (same), gVF, , , 3.191 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 218 - 219 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; CONSVL II P P, standing facing, left, in right hand, in left hand; $120.00 (€106.80)
, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.
This coin, dedicated by the to the health of the emperor, indicates was ill and vows had been made to , the god of medicine, for his recovery. and were fraternal twins, and had a sibling relationship. Perhaps she was also asked to the emperor. Unfortunately, and Diane could not . He died of the plague soon after this coin was struck.RA77133. , 1088 (7 spec.), 62, 219, 260, 11369 var., F, , highlighting earthen fill, cleaning scratches, 3.915 g, maximum 20.8 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, issue 4, c. mid 270; IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, left; (the health of the Emperor), on left, standing right, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, bow in left hand, facing , on right, standing left, olive branch in right hand, resting on rock behind in left hand; ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, First Half of 283 - Spring 285 A.D.
A sum of Greek numerals E (5) and ∆ (4) is used to indicate the 9th in order to avoid using Θ (9). Because they sound alike, theta (Θ) was associated with Thanatos, the daemon personification of death. Theta used as a warning symbol of death, in the same way that skull and crossbones are used in modern times. It survives on potsherds used by Athenians voting for the death penalty. Also, after a funeral "Nine Days of Sorrow," were solemnly observed by the family. Romans avoided the use of theta, as we avoid the use of the number 13 today.RL84211. , , 2, 325; 184; 12362; VI/2, p. 52; -, gVF, much , and struck on a , 3.684 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 180o, 9th , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 4th emission, May - June 284 A.D.; IMP C CARINVS , and right, slight drapery on far shoulder; (valor of the two emperors), Emperor standing right, short in left hand, facing (or ) on right, standing left, with right hand offering on globe, long vertical behind in left hand, E∆ in lower center, XXI in ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.
On 8 October 314, at the Battle of Cibalae, Constantine defeated Licinius near Cibalae (modern Vinkovci, Croatia). Licinius was forced to flee to , and lost all of the Balkans except for . The two initiated peace negotiations, but they failed and they would not make peace until 1 March 317.RB71428. , Antioch 8 (R4), I5244, 108, gVF, nice portrait, on a , 4.105 g, maximum 19.6 mm, 180o, 8th , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 313 - 314 A.D.; IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS , laureate right; (to the protector of the two Emperors), standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulders, on globe in right offering , long vertical behind in left, at feet with in beak, over H over III in right , ANT in ; $100.00 (€89.00)
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