, Gaul, c. 40 B.C.
was founded as a colony by in 45 or 44 B.C. for veterans that had served under his command in Gaul and the invasion of . He was the first husband of Livia and was persuaded or forced by to divorce her. At the wedding he gave her in marriage to "just as a father would."RP74283. Brass , 520, 692, 431, CCC BM III 231, 2735, VF, 2.108 g, maximum 16.4 mm, 270o, (Nimes) mint, c. 40 B.C.; helmeted and draped right, S (mark of value) behind; NEM COL (downward on right), standing, in right over two snakes, left elbow on column behind; $90.00 (€80.10)
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Marcianopolis, Inferior
is usually said to be a daughter of Asklepios, along with her sisters, Panacea and Iaso. , though, was the most important of the attendants of Asklepios and was thought by some in antiquity to be not his daughter but his wife. She was more important than other members of the family and more on par with Asklepios himself. is remembered today in the word, "hygiene." She appears on numerous coins, usually depicted feeding the sacred snake from a . She was often identified with , an old Roman goddess.RP77446. Bronze tetrassaria, 22.214.171.124 (R3, unlisted dies), 1722 (R3, noted as unpublished var.), I/I 1028.4, 724, -, BMC -, VF, excellent portrait, , right side of unstruck, 11.131 g, maximum 26.05 mm, 45o, Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria) mint, consular legate Umbrius Tereventinus, 225 - 229; AVT K CEVH AΛEΞAN∆POC, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; HΓ OVM TEPEBENTEINOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT,ΩN (OV's , ΩN letters in ), standing right, feeding held in right hand, from in left hand; ραρε ϖαριετψ; $75.00 (€66.75)
, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D.
In 166 A.D., an epidemic known as the Antonine Plague (possibly small pox) spread from the East throughout the Roman Empire. This coin was likely dedicated to to plea for her aid against the outbreak. In 169, Marcus' co-emperor, , fell ill with symptoms attributed to food poisoning and died after a few days. He may have actually been a victim of the plague. was slow to act. The plague continued for roughly twenty years.RB77308. , 979, 1376, 182-6/30, 547, 137, cf. 4998 (TR P XXIII), aVF, rough, 26.549 g, maximum 30.4 mm, 180o, Rome mint, Dec 169 - Dec 170 A.D.; M ANTONINVS XXIIII, laureate right; , standing facing, left, from in right hand feeding snake rising from at feet on left, long vertical in left hand, flanking low across ; $70.00 (€62.30)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior
Nicopolis ad Istrum was founded by around 101 - 106, at the junction of the Iatrus (Yantra) and the Rositsa rivers, in memory of his over the . Its ruins are located at the village of Nikyup, 20 km of Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. The town reached its peak during the reigns of , , the Antonines and the dynasty.RP73901. Bronze assarion, 2517 (R3), 126.96.36.199 (R2) var. (...ICT), I/I 1348 var. (same), 1020, -, -, VF, 2.530 g, maximum 17.5 mm, 45o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, 9 Apr 193 - 4 Feb 211 A.D.; AV KAI CE - CEVHPOC, laureate right; NIKOΠOΛ−IT ΠPOC IC, standing right feeding snake in her arms, from a in her left hand; $65.00 (€57.85)
, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.
was the Roman goddess of health. She was to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of , the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one bringing another healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.RB48408. , 3368, 1653, 1307 - 1328 (LV 1859), 158 , VF, perfect centering, some , some earthen encrustation, 3.991 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 0o, 3rd , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 1st emission, Nov - Dec 275 A.D.; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, , draped and right; , seated left, feeding snake rising from , T in ; $45.00 (€40.05)
Gallic Empire, , Summer to November 268 - mid 271 A.D.
was the Roman goddess of health. She was to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of , the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one bringing another healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.RB73905. , 67, 21c, 321, 732, 258, 11179, VF, , , die wear, 1.996 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 135o, Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, 2nd emission, late 269 - mid 270 A.D.; IMP C VICTORINVS , and right; , standing right, feeding snake held in her arms; $28.00 (€24.92)
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