, and , October 49 - 15 March 44 B.C.
This was the first coin issued in Caesar's name. It was minted after his invasion of Italy and crossing of the Rubicon on 10 January 49 B.C. until his defeat of Pompey at . The symbolism on the appears to be the triumph of over evil. The refers to Caesar's office of (high priest of ).SH84764. Silver , 443/1, 1006, 49, 9, Gaul 27, 1557, 1399, near , light on luster, broad , , 1/5 off center, 3.834 g, maximum 21.0 mm, 30o, military mint, traveling with , 49 B.C.; walking right trampling on a dragon or ( war trumpet) ornamented to look like a dragon, below; implements of the pontificate: (cup) or (ladle), ( ), (sacrificial ax), and (priest's hat); ex J. ; $1570.00 (€1397.30)
, Augusta 202 - 22 January 205 A.D., Wife of
Although this coin suggests and desired an heir, it would have been difficult because their mutual hatred was so strong they even refused to dine together. Their marriage was likely never consummated. After the fall and execution of her father, Caracalla's Praetorian Prefect, she was exiled to the Lipari islands and executed in 212 A.D.RS79621. Silver , 367, 16, 422, 7072, VF, nice portrait, , edge cracks, 3.431 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 0o, mint, c. 203 A.D.; PLAVTILLA , draped right, hair wavy, plait looped at back of neck; (to the piety of the two emperors), standing facing, right, long vertical in right hand, child on left arm; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
A nice little boy portrait with no sign of the monster he would become.RS79933. Silver , 68; 686; p. 234, 396; p. 52, 23; 6908, VF, excellent boy portrait, , 3.498 g, maximum 18.3 mm, 0o, mint, 202 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped boy's right; PON TR P V COS, standing left, togate and veiled, sacrificing over lit tripod from a in right hand, in left hand; ; $150.00 (€133.50)
, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D.
References all identify the sacrificing figure as . Indeed, it usually does appear to be a younger figure without a beard. We think the sacrificing figure on this coin looks like . Perhaps it is just our imagination, or perhaps it was an engraver's error.
RS84972. Silver , 62b; 117; p. 275, 588; 27 var. (also ); 7189, EF, excellent centering, attractive , light encrustations, edge cracks, 3.261 g, maximum 18.8 mm, 0o, mint, as , early 209 A.D.; P SEPTIMIVS , youth's bare-headed and draped (not ) right, from behind; (priest, consul for the 2nd time), standing left, veiled and togate, over lighted in right hand, baton in left hand; $150.00 (€133.50)
, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D.
in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.RS77586. Silver 129, 186, 8677, -, EF, very broad , some luster, tiny edge cracks, 2.904 g, maximum 21.7 mm, 0o, mint, 241 A.D.; IMP GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; (the piety of the Emperor), standing slightly left, veiled left, raising both in prayer; $145.00 (€129.05)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.RS79616. Silver , S572, S165, 150, 16, 6600, VF, nice portrait, full circles centering on and , some die wear, , 3.543 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 180o, mint, 204 A.D.; IVLIA , draped right; (to the piety of the two emperors), standing half left, veiled, dropping incense on with right hand, box in left hand; $125.00 (€111.25)
, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of
For Roman wives, piety often meant accepting neglect. It was not considered adultery for a Roman husband to have sex with slaves or unmarried women. The historian Spartianus wrote that after complained, reproached her: "Uxor enim dignitatis nomen est, non voluptatis" (Wife is the name of dignity, not bliss).RB83576. , 1756, 1161, 54, 27, 5505, F, glossy dark sea-green , light corrosion on , rough areas on , squared , 19.43 g, maximum 30.9 mm, 0o, mint, 164 - 166 A.D.; LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI , draped right; , standing left, veiled, raising her right hand, perfume-box in left hand, flaming at feet on left, ( ) flanking across ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
is depicted on the in his role as , the high priest of , the president of the college of pontiffs, and responsible for overseeing the religion and sacred ceremonies of the Romans. On 17 December 384, after the Christian emperor refused the title, Pope Siricius took the title .RB73733. , 794 (S), 387, 1726, cf. 4246 (TR P XXII), -, F, , green , 28.792 g, maximum 32.1 mm, 315o, mint, c. 158 - 159 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P, laureate right; SVSCE-PTA DEC III, emperor standing left, togate, sacrificing over flaming tripod (no bull), ( ) flanking across , in ; big 32 mm bronze!; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
, Augusta, 2nd Wife of , Grandmother of Caesars and Emperors
is often referred to as a stepdaughter of Emperor Maximian by ancient sources, leading to claims by historians Otto Seeck and Ernest Stein that she was born from an earlier marriage between Eutropia, wife of Maximian, and Afranius Hannibalianus. This man was consul in 292 and praetorian prefect under . Timothy Barnes challenges this view stating that all "stepdaughter sources" derive their information from the partially unreliable Kaisergeschichte (written in the 4th century), while more reliable sources refer as Maximian's natural daughter. He concludes that she was born no later than c. 275 to an unnamed earlier wife of Maximian, possibly one of Hannibalianus' daughters.RL84220. reduced , Trier 91, I 129, 3, 4, 17502, 4, VF, , green , nice portrait, struck with a worn die, edge cracks, 1.731 g, maximum 17.6 mm, 180o, 1st , (Trier, Germany) mint, 337 - 340 A.D.; FL MAX THEODORAE AVG, draped right, wearing diadem, elaborate hairstyle, pearl necklace; ROMANA, standing facing, right, holding infant at her breast, TRP and branch in ; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., ,
Cordova, a city in Andalusia was the first colony planted by the Romans in Spain. Its original name was . When it was made a Roman colony it was renamed , to the veterans and worthy men who settled it, to whom was due, as to Fathers (Patribus). This may have been struck for Augustus' visit to the city in 15 - 14 B.C.RP84536. Bronze , 3359, 131, 1393, -, gVF, dark green , buff earthen deposits, light marks, edge cracks off center, 1.879 g, maximum 14.0 mm, 180o, (Cordoba, Spain) mint, 20 - 2 B.C., probably 15 - 14 B.C.; PER CAE AVG, left; COLO , priest's sacrificial implements: ( ) above ( ), capis (jug), and (wand); $100.00 (€89.00)
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