, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D., ,
, also known as Major, , or I, was the wife of and Caligula's mother. She was the granddaughter of , the daughter of his daughter . She was the sister-in-law, stepdaughter, and daughter-in-law of . She was the maternal second cousin and sister-in-law of and the maternal grandmother of .RP84954. Bronze AE 19, 3032; p. 195, 55; 372, VF, nice dark , scratches, slightly off center, 4.126 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 180o, (Alasehir, Turkey) mint, magistrate Artemon Hermogenous; ΓAIOC ΓEPMANIKOC NEOKAICAPEΩN, laureate right; AΓPIΠΠINA APRTEMΩN EPMOΓENOYC, (as Demeter?) seated right, long vertical behind in right hand, in left hand; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 43, lot 708; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
Kings of Bosporos, Cotys I with and , 45 - 69 A.D.
According to Pliny the Elder, was a beautiful and reputable woman. Many ancient historians, however, accuse of poisoning and described her as ruthless, ambitious, violent, and domineering.RP84697. Bronze 12 nummi, 1924, 325 326, 6, 3, -, 152, 344 and pl. 13, aF, porous, 5.527 g, maximum 22.2 mm, 0o, Nikomedia(?) mint, c. 50 - 54 A.D.; TI KΛAV∆IOY - KAICAPOC, laureate of right, IB (mark of value) below; IOYΛIAN AΓPIΠΠINAN KAICAPOC, of left, hair falling down back of neck in a plait, BAK before; ; $120.00 (€106.80)
, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., with
, on the coast of Anatolia, was one of the twelve cities of the League. It was famous for its Temple of , completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cult image of the Ephesian goddess has a mummy-like body with the feet placed close together, is many-breasted, and from each of her hangs a long with tassels at the ends. At her side stands a stag, raising its to the image of the goddess. The usual of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of most frequently depict a bee on the . The high-priest of the temple of was called Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). was one of the seven churches of cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.GB85248. Bronze assarion, & O27/R70; 2624; 373; p. 73, 205; 2875; -; -, F, dark green , 6.476 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, mint, c. 49 - 50 A.D.; heads right of , laureate, and , draped; stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ (Causinius, magistrate) in two lines above, o/T left, ∆ right, EΦE below; $115.00 (€102.35)
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