, 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!; ; $600.00 (€522.00)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Uncertain Mint, Anatolia or
The mint, the questor 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 questoria (questor's seat of office), and fiscus (imperial treasury), Q (for questor) below; previously a but recent finds have made it somewhat easier to aquire; $450.00 (€391.50)
C. , of , 6 - 5 B.C., Temnos,
The larger of the same series honored . On this coin Gallus gives himself the epithet Aγνος, meaning pure or holy! Later he was an ambitious and powerful senator. A foe of , in 11 B.C. he married Tiberius' ex-wife, . He was suspected of and never denied fathering Tiberius' son, the Younger. After died, he courted the widow of , . In 30 A.D., had him imprisoned and for three years kept him in solitary confinement and on the very edge of starvation until he died. To add further insult he was discredited by .SH74030. Bronze AE 16, 2447; 276; 627; p. 146, 25; -, aEF, attractive olive green , 4.159 g, maximum 15.9 mm, 0o, Temnos mint, 5 B.C.; ACINIOC ΓAΛΛOC AΓNOC, of right; APOΛΛAC ΦAINIOY TAMNITAN, head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy; ; $450.00 (€391.50)
, Commemorative Issued by , 250 - 251 A.D.
RIC notes that the commencement of the divi series of may be attributed with certainty by their to and issue may have continued into the reign of .RS72390. Silver , 78 (R); 578; p. 255, 2; 9459, EF, a few marks, slightly grainy surfaces, 3.312 g, maximum 20.7 mm, 0o, Mediolanum ( , Italy) mint, 250 - 251 A.D.; AVGVSTO, young head of right; , large nearly square flaming , three steps and two panel doors on front; ; $360.00 (€313.20)
, , and , c. 28 - 27 B.C.
( , p. 125) believed the ∆ stands for 4 . (p. 25) interprets it to indicate year four an era of beginning with the Battle of , which would date the issue to 28 - 27 B.C.RP90713. Leaded bronze AE 23, 48 (V11/R44), 1554, 5153, 151, F, 10.222 g, maximum 23.2 mm, 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, c. 28 - 27 B.C. (perhaps later); ΘOEΣ, laureate head of right; ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN, of right, ∆ (year 4 of ) below; $185.00 (€160.95)
, 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 Harlan J. ; ; $155.00 (€134.85)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Uncertain Mint, Anatolia or
The mint, the questor 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 .RB72873. Bronze AE 24, 5409; 957 ( ); 226 - 227; 29 ( ), aF, 17.596 g, maximum 24.2 mm, 180o, uncertain Anatolian or Syrian mint, right; (spear), sella questoria (questor's seat of office), and fiscus (imperial treasury), Q (for questor) below; $150.00 (€130.50)
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 head of right; of Orthosia in chariot pulled by to griffins to right, crescent above his head, OPΘΩCIEΩN in , undated(?); extremely ; $150.00 (€130.50)
, , , and , c. 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. (Possibly Later)
RPC tentatively dates the to the reign of but notes it may have been struck as late as the reign of .RP70490. Bronze AE 23, 1555; p. 115, 60; cf. 395 ( laureate); I 151 (same), F+, 8.287 g, maximum 23.3 mm, 180o, (Salonika, ) mint, c. 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. (Possibly Later); ΘEOC, of right; ΘECCAΛONI KEΩN, of right; $135.00 (€117.45)
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, 1192; 1124; p. 209, 7, gVF, nice green , 4.573 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 180o, c. 11 B.C. - 12 A.D.; BAΣIΛEΩΣ POIMHTAΛKOY, diademed head of Rhoemetalces I right; KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY, of right; $130.00 (€113.10)
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