and , 62 - 65 A.D., Thyatira,
was renowned for her beauty and voluptuous extravagance. In 62 A.D., divorced his wife to marry . According to , married only to get close to and then, in turn, became Nero's favorite mistress, and then wife. She bore one daughter, Augusta, born 21 January 63, who died at only four months of age. At the birth of , honored mother and child with the title of Augusta. According to Suetonius, one day in the summer of 65, quarreled fiercely with over his spending too much time at the races. She was pregnant with her second child. In a fit of rage, kicked her in the abdomen, killing her.RP84927. Bronze AE 19, 2383 (6 spec.); p. 302, 65; 6932, -; -, aVF, dark green , a little rough, 4.666 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 0o, Thyatira (Akhisar, Turkey) mint, c. 62 A.D.; NERΩN KΛAY∆IOC , laureate of right; ΠOΠΠAIAN CEBACTHN ΘYATIPHNOI, draped of right; ; $220.00 (€195.80)
Then abbreviates, Certamen quinquennale Romae constitutum - five-year games established at . In 60 A.D. founded the quinquennial games at which, in the Greek fashion, included musical, gymnastic, and horse racing contests. himself was awarded the crowns for Latin oratory and poetry and for playing. Despite his supposed , it seems did not actually perform at all, the judges declared he was the only one worthy of .
RB85335. , 233, 261, 325, 338, 47, 1979, VF, nice portrait, brass, light encrustations and deposits, light corrosion, 3.174 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, mint, 66 - 68 A.D.; , laureate right; CER QVINQ ROM CO (Certamen quinquennale Romae constitutum - five-year games established at ), prize-urn and a set on a prize-table seen from front and right, front panel ornamented with two griffins, discus(?) resting against right front leg, S ( ) above left, S C ( ) in ; $165.00 (€146.85)
The translates, "The gates of Janus' temple are closed because peace (of the Roman people) is set on both land and sea." On the occasions when was not at war the doors of the 'Twin Janus' were ceremonially closed, an event commemorated extensively on the coinage of 65 - 67 A.D. -- , Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol 1
RB85337. Copper as, 309, 232, 404, 289, 90, 164, 1974 var. (door on right), aVF, bumps and marks, some weak, some corrosion and pitting, 10.592 g, maximum 26.9 mm, 125o, mint, c. 65 A.D.; AVG IMP, laureate right; PACE P R PARTA IANVM CLVSIT, lateral view of the with garland over closed doors within arch, temple front on the left, the right side of the temple with windows to the right, ( ) flanking at sides; $150.00 (€133.50)
, , 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 .RP84961. Bronze AE 20, 1651, 3229, 32, 305, 14, 23, VF, dark , some light corrosion, 5.683 g, maximum 20.4 mm, 0o, mint, 41 - 68 A.D.; standing left on base, raising in right hand, frond in left hand over left shoulder, VIC - AVG divided across ; COHOR PRAE PHIL, three standards; $140.00 (€124.60)
This coin is a small module struck on (brass). The same was also struck on a normal size copper .
RB85334. (small module), 291 (also small module), 180, 317, 1987 var. ( ), -, gVF, green , scratches, small chip and rough spot on , 1.568 g, maximum 14.5 mm, 180o, mint, 65 A.D.; CLAV CAE AVG GER, crested Corinthian helmet right on top of , oval leaning on the column to right, spear diagonal pointing upper right on far side of column leaning on ; - IMP P P, upright branch, ( ) flanking across lower half of ; ; $140.00 (€124.60)
The held by is the golden that was dedicated to by the Senate and Roman People (S. P. Q. R.) in recognition of his classic, cardinal virtues. By placing the and on his coin, was claiming these same virtues were of his regime. -- Roman History from Coins by Michael GrantRB85336. Copper as, 543, 381, 160, 593, 131, 302, -, F, bumps and marks, some corrosion, dark fields with bare copper devices, 10.186 g, maximum 28.7 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, c. 66 A.D.; IMP AVG TR P P P, laureate right, globe at point of neck; flying left, inscribed in right hand, ( ) flanking high across ; $120.00 (€106.80)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Ankyra,
minted its first coinage under and this with a young portrait and the name in the emperor's titles may have been the first struck by the city.RP84539. Bronze AE 19, 3108; 135; 8227; 7019; IV p. 220, 152, VF, attractive young portrait of , flaw upper left, 4.200 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, (Ankara, Turkey) mint, magistrate Klaudios Artemidoros, c. 55 - 60 A.D.; NEPΩNA KΛAY∆ION KAICAPA ANKYPANΩN, right; EΠI KΛAY∆IOY APTEMI∆ΩPOY IEPEΩC, Zeus standing left, nude, downward in right hand, long in left hand; $110.00 (€97.90)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Mostene,
Mostene, in ancient , prospered in Roman and eras. There is debate, based on a line in , over whether Mostene was a Macedonian colony or a native Lydian city. In 17 A.D. the city was hit by an earthquake and was assisted by relief from .RP84897. Bronze AE 16, 2462 (2 specimens), 4a, -, -, -, -, -, VF, dark , encrustations, light corrosion, slightly off center, 2.457 g, maximum 16.2 mm, 0o, Mostene (Kepecik, Turkey) mint, as , 50 - 54 A.D.; NEPONA KAICAPA, bare-headed and draped right; EΠI ME∆ANIOY MOCTHNΩN, city goddess of Mostene seated left, on , two grain ears in right hand, double axe in left hand; very ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Roman Provincial
The object on Serapis' is sometimes described as a , a grain container, or as a , a high cylindrical basket-like woven crown. Poloi are normally worn by female deities but perhaps is worn by to indicate his all-encompassing nature. In "The symbolical language of ancient art and mythology: An inquiry," Richard identifies this object as the seed-vessel of the lotus .
RX84811. , 160, 222, 5274, 251, 156, 14.77, 133 (R1), VF, , light marks, porous, edge cracks, strike a little flat, 12.309 g, maximum 24.0 mm, 0o, mint, 64 - 64 A.D.; NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP, right; AYTOKPA, draped of right, date LI (year 10) right; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Perge,
RP84161. Bronze AE 18, 3373 (5 spec.), 8902, -, -, aF, , rough, 4.647 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 0o, Perge mint, as under , 50 - 13 Oct 54 A.D.; NEPWN , right; APTEMI∆OC ΠEPΓAIAC, running right, torch in left, bow in right; very ; $90.00 (€80.10)
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