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Dacia

The eagle and the lion are symbols of the Legions V Macedonica and XIII Gemina, which were quartered in Provincia Dacia.

Trajan Decius, July 249 - First Half of June 251 A.D.

|Trajan| |Decius|, |Trajan| |Decius,| |July| |249| |-| |First| |Half| |of| |June| |251| |A.D.|, |sestertius|
The Dacian Kingdom existed between 82 B.C. until the Trajan's conquest in 106 A.D. This coin commemorates Trajan Decius' recovery of Roman Dacia from rebelling Carpo-Dacians. The province was abandoned by Aurelian in 275, recovered again by Constantine the Great by 336, but abandoned again permanently soon after Constantine's death.
RB93309. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 113(b) (R); Cohen V 28, SRCV III 9400, Hunter III - (p. xcvii), VF, superb portrait, flow lines, tight squared flan cutting off parts of legends, small edge cracks, obverse porous, weight 15.669 g, maximum diameter 28.0 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 250 - 251 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES C MESS Q DECIO TRAI AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse DACIA, Dacia standing half left, wearing robe reaching feet, Roman standard in right hand, S - C (senatus consulto) divided across field; from the Errett Bishop Collection; rare; $120.00 SALE |PRICE| $108.00


Macrinus and Diadumenian, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior

|Marcianopolis|, |Macrinus| |and| |Diadumenian,| |11| |April| |217| |-| |8| |June| |218| |A.D.,| |Marcianopolis,| |Moesia| |Inferior|, |pentassarion|NEW
On 8 June 218, at the Battle of Antioch, Elagabalus and the Syrian legions defeated the forces of Macrinus. Macrinus fled, but was captured near Chalcedon and later executed in Cappadocia. Diadumenian, son of Macrinus, attempted to escape to the Parthian court, but was captured at Zeugma and also put to death.
MA92892. Bronze pentassarion, H-J Marcianopolis 6.24.46.5 (R5), Varbanov I 1218 (R5), AMNG I -, SNG Cop -, BMC Thrace -, F, brown tone with brassy high points, tight flan cutting off parts of legends, spots of light corrosion, central depressions, weight 14.986 g, maximum diameter 25.9 mm, die axis 180o, Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria) mint, consular legate Pontianus; obverse AVT K OΠEΛ CEY MAKPEINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate head of Macrinus right facing bare head of Diadumenian left; reverse YΠ PONTIANOY MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN (AP and ΩN ligate), tetrastyle temple, statue of Tyche-Forutuna within, standing facing, head left, kalathos on head, holding rudder on globe by tiller in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, pellet in pediment, E (mark of value) left; $17.55 (16.15)


Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Provincia Dacia

|Dacia|, |Philip| |I| |the| |Arab,| |February| |244| |-| |End| |of| |September| |249| |A.D.,| |Provincia| |Dacia|, |provincial| |sestertius|
The local era dates from Philip's Danubian campaign victory over the invading Carpi tribe in the summer of 246. The eagle and the lion, symbolized the legions V Macedonica and XIII Gemina, which took part in the campaign. The Provincia Dacia issues are mostly rare and were minted for only 8 years.
RP68955. Bronze provincial sestertius, Aleksandar Dacia I.4.3; Varbanov I 7 (R5); BMC Thrace p. 14, 1 var. (no standard left); cf. SGICV 3873 (year 3), aVF, well centered, grainy, weight 11.966 g, maximum diameter 27.6 mm, die axis 30o, Ulpia Traiana(?) mint, Jul/Aug 246 - Jul/Aug 247 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PROV-INCIA DA-CIA, Dacia standing facing, head left, in long chiton and Phrygian cap (pileus), curved sword in right, standard inscribed XIII in left, standard inscribed V in ground and eagle with wreath in beak on ground left, lion walking left on right, ANI in exergue; scarce; SOLD







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