, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D.
The , a small figure of ( ) holding a spear and , had a mythological origin from Troy. Troy was believed to be safe from foreign enemies as long as the remained within the city walls. But Odysseus and Diomedes stole the image and soon after the Greeks took the city. The was later taken by to where for centuries it was kept in the temple of in the . In Late Antiquity, it was rumored that Constantine had taken the to Constantinople and buried it under the Column of Constantine.RS85127. Silver , 13a; 90; p. 197, 223; 7; 7184, VF/F, , nice portrait, light , 2.174 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, mint, as , 199 A.D.; P SEPT , boy's bare-headed and draped right, from behind; , standing facing, right, long in right hand, in left; $125.00 (Ä111.25)
, March or April 177 - 31 Dec 192 A.D.
, the personification of the idea of , carries a spear and an image of to indicate that is achieved through both glory in battle and wisdom. may have been selected as a for because he was the first emperor "born to the purple," his father was already emperor when was born in 161, and because he could trace his adoptive pedigree back to .RB77895. , 501 (S), 594, 135, 381, 733, 5772, aF, green , , corrosion, 21.120 g, maximum 28.7 mm, 180o, mint, 187 A.D.; M COMMODVS , laureate right; AVG XII IMP P P, standing standing right, long vertical behind in right hand, statuette of in left hand, statuette helmeted and draped and holding and , ( ) flanking across below center; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $32.00 (Ä28.48)
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE FROM THIS CATEGORY - FORVM's PRIOR SALES
Page created in 0.811 seconds.