City of Constantinople Commemorative, 332 - 335 A.D.
On some examples from this mint, wears a pearl diadem and helmet.RL77783. , Cyzicus 107 (R5), I 1249, 16478, 21, 18 var. (2nd ), VF, nice green , earthen deposits, 2.195 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 0o, 6th , Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 332 - 335 A.D.; CONSTANTINOPOLI, laureate and helmeted of left, wearing imperial cloak, over left shoulder; standing left, right foot on prow, in right hand, resting left hand on grounded , •SMKS in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $45.00 (€40.05)
Roman Republic, Anonymous, c. 90 B.C.
In 91 B.C., the tribune Livius proposed extending Roman citizenship to allied Italian cities, but was assassinated, leading to the .RR71889. Bronze , 339/2, 679a, 2196, 901, F, 4.213 g, maximum 21.7 mm, 270o, Rome mint, c. 90 B.C.; laureate of Saturn right, S (mark of value) behind; prow right, S (mark of value) above, below; $40.00 (€35.60)
Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos IV Philopater, 187 - 175 B.C.
Antiochus IV seized the Temple in Jerusalem and dedicated it to Zeus. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in 165 B.C. after Judah Maccabee defeated the Seleukid army. There was only enough oil to fuel the eternal flame for one day. Miraculously, it burned for eight days, enough time to prepare fresh oil.GY77861. Bronze AE 19, I 1316.3c, 893 var. (center ), 6970, 586, F, centered on a , corrosion, , 6.986 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 187 - 175 B.C.; of Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath, over far shoulder, A/B behind; galley prow left, AB above galley left of railing, HAP above prow in center, BAΣIΛEΩΣ above, ΣEΛEYKOY below; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $38.00 (€33.82)
Seleukid Kingdom, Sidetes, 138 - 129 B.C., ,
After his brother Demetrius was captured by the , was made . He married Demetrius' wife Thea. He defeated the usurper Tryphon at Dora and laid siege to Jerusalem in 134. According to Josephus, the John Hyrcanus opened David's sepulcher and removed three thousand talents, which he then paid Antiochus to spare the city. Sidetes then attacked the , supported by a body of Jews under Hyrcanus, and briefly took back , and Media before being ambushed and killed by Phraates II. His brother Demetrius II had by then been released, but the Seleucid realm was now restricted to . was the last Seleucid of any stature.GY77866. Bronze AE 16, II 2104, 2000, 1172, V 1261, II 624, , 1074 (R1), F, broad , rough, corrosion, 2.479 g, maximum 16.0 mm, 0o, (Saida, Lebanon) mint, 134 - 133 B.C.; diademed of Antiochos VII right, ΘOP ( year 179); galley left, BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY in two lines above, ΣI∆ΩNΩN over Phoenician script "of the Sidonians" below; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $24.00 (€21.36)
, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.
Regarding religion, was tolerant of Judaism and promulgated an edict banning pagan sacrifices in 341. He suppressed Donatism in and supported Nicene orthodoxy against Arianism, which was championed by his brother Constantius. Although called the Council of Sardica in 343 to settle the conflict, it was a failure, and by 346 the two emperors were on the point of open warfare over the dispute. The conflict was only resolved by an interim agreement which allowed each emperor to support their preferred clergy within their own spheres of influence.RL83817. quarter maiorina, 120, II 1642, 18732, 10, aVF, green with coppery high-points, slightly off center, areas of light corrosion, 2.904 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 180o, 1st , (Salonika, ) mint, 348 - 349 A.D.; D N CONSTA-NS , pearl-diademed, draped and right; FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times ), standing left on galley, on globe in right hand, in left hand, seated in stern steering ship, TESA in ; $24.00 (€21.36)
Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius II Nikator, 146 - 136 and 129 - 125 B.C.
Paul spent a week with the disciples in Tyre on his return from his third missionary journey (Acts 21:4).GY77865. Bronze AE 20,
II 1968(2), 100, 1000 (R1-2), 171 (S), F, potentially active corrosion, 5.105 g, maximum 19.5 mm, Tyre mint, 145 - 144 B.C.; diademed of Demetrios II right; stern of galley left,BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ∆HMHTPIOY in two lines over L HΞP ( year 168 ) above, TYPIΩN over Phoenician script "of Tyre" below; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $10.00 (€8.90)
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