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Youth (Juventas)

Juventas is Roman goddess of youth and before she married Heracles was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving nectar and ambrosia. Boy's offered Juventas a coin when they put on the adult men's toga for the first time.


Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D.

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In 145, many thousands of acres of Roman Britain, in modern-day Lincolnshire, England, were inundated by a great flood.
RB76161. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 256a (S), Cohen V 49, Hunter III 14, SRCV III 9249, Choice VF, excellent boy portrait, well centered, nice patina, a few marks, slightest corrosion in some areas, weight 20.220 g, maximum diameter 30.0 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, as caesar, 244 - 246 A.D.; obverse M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS (in honor of the Prince of Youth), Philip II standing left, bare-headed, in military dress, globe in right hand, inverted spear behind in left, S - C flanking across field below center; scarce; $225.00 (200.25)


Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.

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Divi Filius in the obverse legend declares that Domitian is "son of the divine." His father, Vespasian, had been deified by the Senate and Domitian was now the son of a god.
RS79262. Silver denarius, RIC II, part 1, Titus 266 (C2); RSC II 397a; BMCRE II Titus 92; BnF III Titus 76; SRCV I 2676, Choice aVF, toned, centered, weight 3.455 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, as caesar under Titus, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right; reverse PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS (the first of youths), flaming and garlanded altar; ex Forum (2014); $150.00 (133.50)


Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D.

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Marcus Julius Philippus Severus, also known as Philippus II, Philip II and Philip the Younger was the son and heir of the Roman Emperor Philip the Arab by his wife Otacilia Severa. When his father became emperor in 244 he was appointed Caesar. He was made consul for 247 A.D. and later that year he was elevated by his father to the rank of Augustus and co-ruler. His father was killed in battle by his successor Decius in 249. When news of this death reached Rome, he was murdered by the Praetorian Guard. He died in his mother's arms, aged eleven years.
RS77746. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV 218d, RSC IV 48, Hunter V 8, SRCV III 9240, VF, toned, nice portrait, grainy small encrustations, weight 3.460 g, maximum diameter 23.8 mm, Rome mint, 244 - 246 A.D.; obverse M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PRINCIPI IVVENT (to the Prince of Youth), Philip II standing left, wearing military dress, globe in right hand, inverted spear in left hand; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren, ex Kirk Davis; $70.00 (62.30)







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