, 2 January - 20 December 69 A.D.
"This refers to Vitellius' membership in the priestly college of the Sacris Faciundis, 'fifteen men for the conduct of sacred matters.' This body had care of the Sibylline prophecies and were famous for the opulence of their banquets, a feature of the priesthood which particularly appealed to the gluttonous emperor." -- , Roman Coins and Their ValuesSH77386. Silver , 86 (S); 114; p. 370, 17; 46; -; -, VF, excellent portrait, , marks and scratches, somewhat oval , slight edge damage, 2.972 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. May - Jul 69 A.D.; A GERMAN , laureate right; XV VIR SACR FAC, tripod-lebes with dome cover, right on top, raven standing right below ; ex CNG e-auction 221 (28 Oct 2009), lot 483; ex Jörg Collection; ; $380.00 (€338.20)
Krannon, , , 350 - 300 B.C.
It was customary in time of drought to take a sacred chariot with in procession through the City to supplicate for rain, and if a crow settled on the wheels, that was the sign that would grant the prayers of the faithful. -- Edgar in The Copper Coinage of GB49226. Bronze , cf. 1085; 44 (obv Π upper left vice A/N); 191 ff.; p. 16, 3 (none with this arrangement), gF, 4.364 g, maximum 18.5 mm, Krannon mint, 350 - 300 B.C.; horseman galloping right, wearing and , A right, N below; (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart, crow standing on right wheel, [K]PAN below; ex with his handwritten round tag; unpublished variety; $55.00 (€48.95)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.
Apollo's most famous attribute is the tripod, the symbol of his prophetic powers. It was in the guise of a that brought priests from to , explaining Apollo's cult title "Delphinios" and the name of the town. He dedicated a bronze tripod to the sanctuary and bestowed divine powers on one of the priestesses, and she became known as the "Pythia." It was she who inhaled the hallucinating vapors from the fissure in the temple floor, while she sat on a tripod chewing laurel leaves. After she mumbled her answer, a male priest would translate it for the supplicant.RS35875. Silver
, , 1, 5; 552; p. 298, 4; 4; -; -, VF, 3.220 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 13 Sep - 31 Dec 81 A.D.; IMP DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate right; TR P , , ornamented with fillets, paw feet, loop handles above the , surmounted by the Pythia's seat with arms in the form of ravens and a back ornamented with a on a laurel branch; SOLD
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