, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.
considered himself an artist, perhaps he was and took an interest in his coinage - the of are considered by many to be the finest numismatic art of the Roman Empire.
RB84073. , 443 (S), 428, 119, 83, 262, -, -, -, VF, , excellent portrait, attractive brown , slightly off center, some light corrosion, 25.990 g, maximum 35.0 mm, 180o, mint, 65 A.D.; AVG GER IMP P P, laureate left, globe at point of neck; seated left on and shields, wearing helmet and military garb, in offering in her right hand, her left hand resting on at side, right foot drawn back and resting on helmet, ( ) flanking across at center, in ; $1050.00 (€934.50)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Roman Provincial , Ancient Counterfeit
J. G. wrote in 1933, "There are scarcely any counterfeits or of Alexandrian coins in existence, other than those made in modern times." This is an ancient counterfeit Alexandrian of struck with unofficial dies shared with published by William in "Two ." The first of the two hoards, a "Hoard of from Luxor" was acquired by E. T. at Luxor in March, 1908. The American Numismatic Society Collection includes 76 pieces from the hoard. The counterfeits were probably struck c. 138 A.D., the date of the latest official prototype imitated in the hoard. The die combination of our coin is upublished.RX85240. , , 1. A Hoard of from Luxor, IV / 8 (unlisted die combination); cf. 246, 5293 (official, ), VF, attractive dark , and struck on a , 13.386 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 0o, unoffical counterfeiter's mint, c. 138 A.D.; NEo KΛΛV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEPM, right, wearing ; AVTO KPΛ, helmeted and of right, L IΓ (year 13 = 29 Aug 66 - 28 Aug 67 A.D.) to right; very ; $580.00 (€516.20)
, July 383 - 28 July 388 A.D.
After the Roman troops in Britain, proclaimed general emperor, he invaded Gaul and drove before him until the latter was overrun and assassinated. After negotiations, I recognized and his son, , as emperors in and Gaul. Gratian's brother retained Italy, , , and . In 386 A.D., driven by reckless greed, invaded Italy, driving out , who fled to I. Commanding an army of Goths, Huns and Alans, marched and defeated at the Battle of the Save. On 28 August 388, surrendered at and was executed.
RL84408. Silver , Trier 84b(1), 20a, 20644, 20 (10 fr.), VF, , dark encrustations, 1.831 g, maximum 17.1 mm, 0o, (Trier, Germany) mint, 384 - 28 Jul 388 A.D.; D N MAG MA-XIMVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; (courage of the Romans), seated facing on throne, left, left leg bare, globe in right hand, spear in left hand, TRPS in ; $250.00 (€222.50)
, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
In 278, defeated the , expelled the Franks from Gaul, reorganized the Roman defenses on the Rhine and resettled the Germanic tribes in the devastated provinces. He adopted the titles and .RA76944. , 32 (also 3rd ); , 22, 185; 530; , p. 56-57/4; -, EF, near full , portrait, light marks, 4.097 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 180o, 3rd , mint, emission 4, 279 A.D.; IMP PROBVS AVG, and right; ROMAE (eternal ), statue of seated facing inside a temple, left, in right, long in left hand, R pellet in crescent with horns up Γ in ; $200.00 (€178.00)
Amisos, Pontos, 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.
Amisos was settled c. 760 - 750 B.C. by people from Miletus, who established a flourishing trade relationship with the ancient peoples of Anatolia. Amisos came under the rule of the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great's Macedonian Empire, and then the Kingdom of . The Romans took control in 47 B.C. and Amisos remained within the after the fall of . In 1200, the city was captured by the Seljuks, to be later taken over by the Ilhanlilar. Amisos today is Samsun, a city of about half a million people on the coast of Turkey.SH90327. Bronze AE 26, 2144; cf. 47 ff. (various ); 6732 - 6733; 1042; -; -, aVF, very thick , attractive , 19.462 g, maximum 25.5 mm, 0o, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, time of , 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.; diademed of right, uncertain below neck; Amisos (on left) and standing , Amisos holding bridal(?) in right; extending in right, on left shoulder, spear against her right side; AMIΣHNΩN in ; ex Frascatius ; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 28 March 364 - 9 August 378 A.D.
was the younger brother of , and he was declared in 364 A.D. He was given command of the Eastern provinces, where he spent much of his time campaigning against the Goths and Persians. In 376 A.D., allowed tribes, who were being driven forward by the Huns to settle in the Danube provinces. The Goths were so badly treated by the Romans that they rebelled. was defeated by the Goths at the catastrophic battle of Hadrianople, where he lost his life and two-thirds of the Roman army was killed.
RS84407. Silver , Trier 27(e)1, 109a, 7, 19675, VF, , , , bumps and marks, light corrosion, 1.963 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 0o, (Trier, Germany) mint, 28 Mar 364 - 24 Aug 367 A.D.; D N VALEN-S , pearl-diademed, draped, and right, from the front; (City of ), seated left on throne, on globe in Roma's right hand, or spear without point vertical in her left hand, extends in right hand and holds frond over left shoulder in left hand, TRPS• in ; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
was a female deity who personified the city of and more broadly, the Roman state. The earliest certain cult to dea was established at Smyrna in 195 B.C., probably to mark the successful against Antiochus III. In 30/29 B.C., the of and requested permission to as a living god. "Republican" despised the worship of a living man, but an outright refusal might offend their loyal allies. A cautious formula was drawn up, non-Romans could only establish a cult for jointly with dea . In the city of itself, the earliest known state cult to dea was combined with at the Hadrianic Temple of and . This was the largest temple in the city, probably dedicated to inaugurate the reformed festival of Parilia, which was known thereafter as the Romaea after the Eastern festival in Roma's . The temple contained the seated, Hellenised image of dea with a in her right hand to symbolize Rome's eternity.RB84964. , 780, 1710, 753, 4221, -, aVF, nice green , small edge crack, 23.734 g, maximum 30.7 mm, 0o, mint, 145 - 161 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P TR P , laureate right; seated left, holding and in extended right hand, long resting against the crook of her left arm, her left forearm resting on set on a prow behind, ( ) flanking across ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
was a specific virtue in ancient . It carried connotations of valor, manliness, excellence, courage, character, and worth, perceived as masculine strengths (from Latin vir, "man"). It was thus a frequently stated virtue of and was personified as the deity .RB77368. , 693 (R); p. 139, 562; 773; 6445; -, F, green , 20.523 g, maximum 28.4 mm, 180o, mint, 195 A.D.; L SEPT SEV V, laureate right; (to the valor of the emperor), on the left, standing left, in military attire, on globe in his right hand, spear in his left hand; or standing left behind him, helmeted, in military attire, crowning him with a in her right hand, in her left, S C ( ) in ; ex 2014; ; $140.00 (€124.60)
Roman Republic, L. Flaminius Chilo, 109 - 108 B.C.
Spartacus, the Roman slave and rebel leader was born in 109 B.C. He died in 71 B.C.RR85331. Silver , 302/1, 540, 537, 1, 1144, 179, VF, , bumps marks, 3.858 g, maximum 17.4 mm, 180o, mint, 109 - 108 B.C.; , helmeted of right, X (mark of value) below chin; in right, in right hand, reigns in left hand, L FLAMINI below, CILO in ; $135.00 (€120.15)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
The flattering appellation "the restorer of the city" was doubtless given not for either rebuilding or embellishing , but rather for restoring the of the "Eternal City" by avenging the death of , securing domestic tranquility to the empire, and reestablishing respect for the Roman name by victories over the .RS85209. Silver , 288; 606; p. 221, 359; 98; 6358, VF, will centered and struck on a broad , some die wear, edge cracks, 3.497 g, maximum 20.6 mm, 180o, mint, 202 - 210 A.D.; SEVERVS AVG, laureate right; , seated left on , in right hand, spear vertical behind in left; $130.00 (€115.70)
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