, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., ,
The curule chair was for magistrates including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. As a form of a throne, it might be given as an to foreign kings recognized formally as a friend (amicus) by the Roman people or senate. Designed for use by commanders in the , the curule chair could be folded for easy transport. It had no back, low arms, curved legs forming an X, and was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory.RP84096. Bronze AE 25, p. 330, 29 & pl. L, 17; -, -, -; -, -, -; -, RPC -, BMC -, VF, green , , corrosion, 12.463 g, maximum 24.8 mm, 30o, mint, Aug 138 - 7 Mar 161 A.D.; seated left on curule chair, laureate and togate, in right hand; EΦE/ΣIΩN in two lines within laurel closed at the top with an annulet; ex Bankhaus (18 Nov 1997); very ; $225.00 (€200.25)
, , 90 - 89 B.C.
The torch is an attribute of and a civic symbol of .
of invaded and beginning the First Mithridatic War.
GS76188. Silver , Dated 46, 36, 326, 325, -, -, -, VF, dark uneven on , struck with a worn die, 12.674 g, maximum 27.7 mm, 0o, mint, 90 - 89 B.C.; cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a snake emerges, all within of ivy with berries; bow-case ornamented with an , strap lower right, flanked on each side by a snake with erect, serpent-entwined staff above between snakes' heads, ME (year 45) over EΦE on left, flaming torch on right; $180.00 (€160.20)
(?), , c. 610 - 575 B.C.
This is among the earliest of coins. The location of the mint is not certain but examples have been found at or near .SH73375.
1/24 , 724 (Myletos?), 284 ( uncertain), 106, -, VF, struck with worn dies, 0.567 g, maximum 7.0 mm, (?) mint, c. 610- 575 B.C.; crude lion's paw seen from above; deep square; very ; SOLD
, , c. 166 - 50 B.C.
, on the coast of Anatolia, was one of the twelve cities of the League. It was famous for its Temple of , completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cult image of the Ephesian goddess has a mummy-like body with the feet placed close together, is many-breasted, and from each of her hangs a long with tassels at the ends. At her side stands a stag raising its to the image of the goddess. The usual of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of most frequently depict a bee on the . The high-priest of the temple of was called the Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). was one of the seven churches of cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.GB72555. Bronze AE 17,
80; 301; p. 62, 137; 1842; 2795 ff. var. (same) 221 ff. (same), VF, nice , 2.155 g, maximum 16.9 mm, 0o, mint, Roman rule, c. 166 - 50 B.C.; E−Φ, bee within ; stag standing right, date tree in background center, ∆ left, ΩΠA right, magistrate's name ∆HMHTPI/OC in ; ex (2008); SOLD
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