, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Restitution Issue Struck in under
The restoration coins of and attributed by BMC to have been reattributed in and the new , 1 to , and perhaps Perinthus. The types are rarely found in the and are most frequently found in the Balkans, some share a identical to some coins of Perinthus, the does not fit or Rome, and the inconsistent is characteristic of the Perinthus mint.SH73458. Brass , 511, , 1, 403 (R); 263; -; -; -; -, gF, centered, nice green , 24.742 g, maximum 35.0 mm, 180o, , Perinthus(?) mint, 80 A.D.; DIVVS , seated left on curule chair, feet on footstool, and togate, in right, long vertical behind in left; IMP T DIVI DIVI F AVG P COS (clockwise starting at 12:00), large S C, REST above; huge 35 mm bronze!; ; $540.00 (€475.20)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Uncertain Mint, Anatolia or
The mint, the quaestor who struck this , and even the identity of the person in the portrait remain uncertain. The has previously been attributed to and the portrait identified as (Friedlander) or (Grant). David Sear notes the has never been found in . Finds point to or Anatolia. It is possible that the was issued, with his own portrait, by Sosius, a general under Marc Antony who was quaestor in 39 B.C. Much more likely, however, the portrait is of .RB71004. Bronze AE 24, 5409; 957 ( ); 29 ( ), F, green , 17.823 g, maximum 26.6 mm, 180o, uncertain Anatolian or Syrian mint, right; (spear), sella quaestoria (quaestor's seat of office), and fiscus (imperial treasury), Q (for quaestor) below; previously a but recent finds have made it somewhat easier to aquire; $400.00 (€352.00)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., ,
In ancient Athens it was proverbial to ridicule by saying that the air in causes stupidity. But counted among its citizens the philosophers Democritus, Protagoras and Anaxarchus, historian and philosopher Hecataeus of , and the lyric poet Anacreon.SH68886. Bronze AE 22, 1730, 7 (R6), 244, 382, 485, aVF, some corrosion, 4.523 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 180o, mint, 63 - 68 A.D.; NEPΩNI KΛAY∆IΩ KAIΣAPI ΣEBAΣTOY, of left; ΘEΩ AB∆HPEITAI, of (or ) left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex J. ; ; $155.00 (€136.40)
Orthosia, , c. 30 - 28 B.C.
A similar was struck at Orthosia for with her on the . After Antony and were defeated, under the rule of , her was replaced by . RPC lists this dated with years 36, 40 and 41. No date is visible on this coin. The date may simply be worn or perhaps it is an early issue struck with an undated die. The is so close to that of the coins struck under that the die may have been recycled from her last issue with her regnal year erased.SH73047. Bronze AE 20, cf. 175 (also no date visible), 4504 (year 36 = 29 - 28 B.C.), 869 (same), F, 8.937 g, maximum 19.7 mm, 0o, , Orthosia mint, rule of , c. 30 - 28 B.C.; turreted of right; of Orthosia in chariot pulled by to griffins to right, crescent above his , OPΘΩCIEΩN in , undated(?); extremely ; $150.00 (€132.00)
and , 16 - 15 B.C., Augusta , Gaul
This two-headed brass was commonly cut between the heads, creating two individual one-as coins.
The commemorates the conquest of in 30 B.C. and was probably issued in connection with Augustus' visit to Gaul in 16 B.C.RP72851. Bronze cut half (as), cf. 1729, 155, 523, VF, half of cut coin, green , scratches, 5.205 g, maximum 27.1 mm, 0o, Augusta (Nimes, France) mint, 16 - 15 B.C.; IMP , back to back heads of , right, and [ , wearing rostral wreath, (cut, off )]; COL NEM, right chained to a , wreath above, two fronds below; $125.00 (€110.00)
, , 41 - 68 A.D.
This coin has traditionally been attributed to , but due to its copper composition, RPC attributes it as likely from to ; probably did not issue copper coins during the reign of .
RP77004. Bronze AE 19, 1651, 3229, 32, 305, 14, 23, VF, on a , some light corrosion, some weak, 3.421 g, maximum 20.2 mm, mint, 41 - 68 A.D.; VIC - AVG, standing left on base holding wreath and ; COHOR PRAE PHIL, three standards; $120.00 (€105.60)
Kingdom of , Rhoemetalces I, c. 11 B.C. - 12 A.D.,
When the Cotys VII, of , died about 48 B.C. Rhoemetalces I became the guardian of his nephew Rhescuporis I, his brother's young son and heir. In 13 B.C., Rhescuporis I was defeated and slain in battle by Vologases, chief of the Thracian Bessi, who was leading a revolt against Rome. As Rhescuporis I had left no heir, Rhoemetalces became . An ally of , the Roman Historian described Rhoemetalces as attractive and civilized. After his death, divided his realm, half for his son Cotys and the other half for Rhoemetalces' brother Rhescuporis II. states that Cotys received the cultivated parts, most towns and most Greek cities of , while Rhescuporis received the wild and savage portion with enemies on its frontier.RP71346. Bronze AE 20, 1718; 194; p. 209, 7; 1192; 974; 1124, gVF, nice green , 4.573 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 180o, c. 11 B.C. - 12 A.D.; BAΣIΛEΩΣ POIMHTAΛKOY, diademed of Rhoemetalces I right; KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY, of right; $115.00 (€101.20)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Amorion,
Amorium was founded in the Hellenistic period. Little is known of the early history of the city but it flourished under the until its decline after the Arab sack of 838. Its ruins are located near the village of Hisarköy, Turkey.RP56849. Bronze AE 19, cf. 3233, 120, aF, 5.392 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 180o, Amorium mint, magistrate Kallippos; CEBAΣTOC, right, before; [AΛEΞAN∆POC AMOPIANΩN](?), standing right on uncertain object, wings closed, transverse under left wing; $85.00 (€74.80)
Although the title in the indicates three (III VIR) in this period their number was raised to four (Sisenna, Apronius, Gallus, Messalla).RB65631. Copper , 459 cor, 260, 420, 1700, VF, 3.007 g, maximum 17.5 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 5 B.C.; SISENNA APRONIVS , garlanded with bowl-shaped top; GALVS MESSALLA , around large S C; ; $85.00 (€74.80)
, Time of , 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.
Augustus' sun sign was Libra. We don't know why he selected the Capricorn as his emblem. Perhaps Capricorn was either his rising sign or his Moon sign. Popular astrology, of the newspaper kind, is sun sign astrology. The ancients tended to attach more importance to the Moon sign and rising signs. Perhaps selected the Capricorn because it is associated with stern moral authority. (born Nov. 13) was a .SH58097. Bronze AE 18, 3916; -, F, 2.666 g, maximum 16.1 mm, 0o, Cypriot mint, capricorn, above; scorpion, above; $80.00 (€70.40)
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