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Anepigraphic - without an inscription or legend (usually referring to the obverse).

Roman Republic, L. Livineius Regulus, 42 B.C.

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The curule chair was for senior magistrates including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. As a form of a throne, it might be given as an honor to foreign kings recognized formally as a friend (amicus) by the Roman people or senate. Designed for use by commanders in the field, the curule chair could be folded for easy transport. It had no back, low arms, curved legs forming an X, and was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory.
RR13730. Silver denarius, SRCV I 487/2, Sear CRI 177, Crawford 494/28, Sydenham 1110, RSC I Livineia 11, F, weight 3.912 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, 42 B.C.; obverse bare head of praetor Regulus right, no legend; reverse curule chair between six fasces, L LIVINEIVS above, REGVLVS in exergue; scarce; SOLD

Constantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.

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The ruins of Antioch on the Orontes lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey. Founded near the end of the 4th century B.C. by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals, Antioch's geographic, military and economic location, particularly the spice trade, the Silk Road, the Persian Royal Road, benefited its occupants, and eventually it rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East and as the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the Second Temple period. Antioch is called "the cradle of Christianity," for the pivotal early role it played in the emergence of the faith. It was one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis. Its residents are known as Antiochenes. Once a great metropolis of half a million people, it declined to insignificance during the Middle Ages because of warfare, repeated earthquakes and a change in trade routes following the Mongol conquests, which then no longer passed through Antioch from the far east.6th Century Antioch
BB04506. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Antioch 55, LRBC I 1327, SRCV V 17614, Cohen VII 20, aVF, weight 2.20 g, maximum diameter 17.6 mm, die axis 180o, 6th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, as caesar, 324 - 337 A.D.; obverse no legend, laureate draped and cuirassed bust left; reverse CONSTAN/TIVS / CAESAR, in three lines, above star, SMANTS (Antioch) below; an unusual coin type; rare (R3); SOLD

Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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On 19 Jun 325, the First Council of Nicaea opened in the presence of the emperor, but it is uncertain who presided over the sessions. In the extant lists of bishops present, Ossius of Cordova, and the presbyters Vitus and Vincentius are listed before the other names, but it is more likely that Eustathius of Antioch or Alexander of Alexandria presided. (see Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, ed. Norman P. Tanner S.J.)
WR75912. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Antioch 57 (R4), LRBC I 1321, SRCV IV 16200, Cohen VII 110, F, a bit rough, weight 1.705 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 180o, 6th officina, Antioch mint, 324 - 325 A.D.; obverse laureate head right, no legend; reverse CONSTAN/TINVS / AVG in three lines, wreath above, SMANTS over pellet below; rare; SOLD


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