, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.
considered himself an artist, perhaps he was and took an interest in his coinage - the of are considered by many to be the finest numismatic art of the Roman Empire.RB84073. , 443 (S), 428, 119, 83, 262, -, -, -, VF, , excellent portrait, attractive brown , slightly off center, some light corrosion, 25.990 g, maximum 35.0 mm, 180o, mint, 65 A.D.; AVG GER IMP P P, laureate left, globe at point of neck; seated left on and shields, wearing helmet and military garb, in offering in her right hand, her left hand resting on at side, right foot drawn back and resting on helmet, flanking across at center, in ; $1450.00 (€1290.50)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
Strabo wrote, "The Romans possess , founded below a ridge at the confluence of the Arar and the Rhone. It is the most populous of all the other cities except Narbo; for it is a center of commerce, and the strike their silver and there." (4.3.2)
SH84233. Silver , 167a, 451, 137, 1373, 1610, EF, nearly as struck, lustrous, slight die wear, 3.887 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, 15 - 13 B.C.; DIVI•F, right; bull butting right, IMP•X in ; $1370.00 (€1219.30)
, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D.
In 36 A.D., Herod Antipas suffered major losses in a war with Aretas IV of , provoked partly by Antipas' divorce of Aretas' daughter. According to Josephus, Herod's defeat was popularly believed to be divine punishment for his execution of John the Baptist. ordered , the governor of , to capture or kill Aretas, but was reluctant to support Herod and abandoned his campaign upon Tiberius' death in 37.
SH84234. Silver , , group 5, 152; 30 (C); 60; 16a; 1763, gVF, , , die wear, , light marks, 3.670 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 45o, ( , France) mint, c. 36 - 37 A.D.; , laureate right, laurel ties fall in small undulations (waves); , Pax (or Livia as Pax) seated right on chair with decorated legs, a single line below, long vertical behind in her right, branch in left, feet on footstool; $560.00 (€498.40)
, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., Capta Issue
This celebrates the success of and in quelling the First Jewish Revolt. Coins commemorating this event are referred to as "Judaea Capta" issues. RIC lists this as common; we think in error. This is only the second example of the handled by in nearly two decades.RS84469. Silver , , 1, 1120; 243; 1488; 388; 297; 161; 2262, F, , scratches, 2.994 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, 71 A.D.; IMP , laureate right; ( Defeated), Jewess standing left, draped, slightly bowed, tied in front of her, date tree behind her; ex with their round tag; ; $550.00 (€489.50)
and Divus , , 36 B.C., , Gaul
was originally founded as the Roman city , a name invoking prosperity and the blessing of the gods. The city became increasingly referred to as by the end of the 1st century A.D. The etymology of is a latinization of the Gaulish place name Lugodunon. While dunon means , the source of Lug is uncertain. The most commonly offered meaning is the god named Lug. During the Middle Ages, was transformed to by natural sound change.RR70870. Bronze , 515, 7, 689, F, 16.797 g, maximum 29.9 mm, 0o, ( , France) mint, 36 B.C.; IMP DIVI , two heads back to back: laureate of Divus to left and of to right; between them branch with its tip bent to right over Octavian's ; Prow of galley to right, ornamented with an eye and ; superimposed on globe and above deck, below; ; $540.00 (€480.60)
, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., of Matthew 22:20-21
Jesus, referring to a "penny" asked, "Whose is this image and superscription?" When told it was , He said, ''Render therefore unto the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's" (Matthew 22:20-21). Since was at the time, this is attributed by scholars as the "penny" referred to in the Bible.RS84458. Silver , , group 2, 146; 28 (S); 44; 16b; 1763, aVF, , marks and scratches, corrosion, off center, 3.635 g, maximum 18.1 mm, 90o, ( , France) mint, early ornate , 15 - 18 A.D.; , laureate right; , Pax (or Livia as Pax) seated right on chair with ornately decorated legs set on base, long vertical behind in her right, branch in left, no footstool; ; $310.00 (€275.90)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.
The on the is the corona civica, the oak awarded to Roman citizens ex (by special decree of the Senate) for saving the life of another citizen by slaying an enemy in battle. It became a prerogative for to be awarded the Civic Crown, originating with , who was awarded it in 27 B.C. for saving the lives of citizens by ending the series of civil wars.RR77139. Silver , 22, 22 (R3), 24, 216, 30, 43, 1936, -, aF, edge crack, 3.328 g, maximum 18.1 mm, 0o, ( , France) mint, Dec 60 - Dec 61 A.D.; , right; TR P VII P P, around oak , enclosing ; ; $250.00 (€222.50)
, , 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.
On 7 March 321, Constantine issued an edict proclaiming Dies Solis (Sunday) as the day of rest; trade was forbidden but agriculture was allowed.RL77188. , Lyons 133, 25, 16734, 102, 6, EF, dark on , 3.120 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 0o, 1st , ( , France) mint, 321 A.D.; CRISPVS , laureate and right; (blessed tranquility), inscribed VO/TIS / XX in three lines, surmounted by globe, three stars above, C left, R right, PLG crescent in ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, , 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.
Certificate of Authenticity issued by .
David notes, "a previously unpublished variant of the series listed by (Le Monnayage de l'Atelier de ) on pages 163 and 164, numbers 155-6 and 159-61 (cf. , p. 134, 202-4)...good F, and interesting as an unpublished variant."RL70838. , unpublished variant; cf. XIII, 155-6 and 159-61; Lyons 202 - 204, gF, 3.451 g, maximum 18.8 mm, 0o, 1st , ( , France) mint, as , 322 - 323 A.D.; IVL CRISPVS , laureate and left, spear pointed forward in right, in left; BEAT TRAN-Q-LITAS, globe on inscribed VOT/IS / XX in three lines, three stars above, PLG in ; from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection; $150.00 (€133.50)
, 18 January 350 - 10 August 353 A.D.
On 28 September 351, at the Battle of Mursa Major, defeated the usurper . The battle was one of the bloodiest in Roman military history. During the fighting Marcellinus, a general of was killed, but himself survived.
RL84442. heavy maiorina, Lyons 145, II 231, 194, 18821, 69, -, VF, green , portrait, some unstruck, areas of , 4.619 g, maximum 21.8 mm, 180o, 1st , ( , France) mint, Aug - end 352 A.D.; D N MAGNENTIVS , bare-headed, draped, and right, A behind; AVG ET CAE (victories of our lords, Emperor and ), two Victories standing , together holding containing in four lines, ( ) above, SP below, RPLG in ; $150.00 (€133.50)
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