This Capta is comparatively common from the Antioch mint (portrait draped and ), but from Rome (portrait only). Although undoubtedly a highly sought , it is missing from the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Coin Cabinet in Glasgow.RS84763. Silver , 1482; , 1, 369 (R2); 85; 391a ; -; -; -, aVF, nice portrait, cutting off top of most letters, flatly struck, pit flaw on , 3.257 g, maximum 17.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 72 - 73 A.D.; T IMP PON , laureate right; date tree in center; on left, standing right, wearing military dress, vertical spear behind in right hand, at side in left, left foot on helmet; , on right, seated right in attitude of mourning, left elbow resting on raised left knee, propping with left hand, no ; very ; $450.00 (€400.50)
, 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.; , 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!; ; $430.00 (€382.70)
, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D., Paphos(?),
visited the Sanctuary of Aphrodite at Paphos in 69 A.D., when the future emperor was on his way to . He consulted the oracle of Aphrodite, and was told that he had a great future.
The 1.2 mm high gray-green conical stone, which once stood at the center of the Sanctuary of Aphrodite at Paphos, was found by archaeologists near the temple and is now in the Museum in Nicosia. It is not a meteorite. RP59007. Silver , 1809, F, encrustations, 5.636 g, maximum 21.0 mm, 0o, Paphos(?) mint, AYTOKPATΩP TITOC , laureate left; NEOY IEPOY, temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, conical stone ( ) at center, Θ in ; ; $250.00 (€222.50)
, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D., ,
Kayseri, Turkey was originally named Mazaca. It was renamed Eusebia by Ariarathes V Eusebes, of , 163 - 130 B.C. The last of , Archelaus, renamed it "Caesarea in Cappadocia" to upon his death in 14 A.D. Muslim Arabs slightly modified the name into Kaisariyah, which became Kayseri when the Seljuk Turks took control, c. 1080 A.D.RS76406. Silver , 1661; 19; 116; p. 48, 21; 1762; -, VF, nice portrait, a little off-center, spotty , 1.678 g, maximum 14.6 mm, , mint, AYTOKPATWP TITOC CEBA, laureate right; standing right, raising in right hand, frond over shoulder in left, no ; from the Jeff Michniak Collection; $120.00 (€106.80)
Apollo's most famous attribute is the tripod, the symbol of his prophetic powers. It was in the guise of a that brought priests from to , explaining Apollo's cult title "Delphinios" and the name of the town. He dedicated a bronze tripod to the sanctuary and bestowed divine powers on one of the priestesses, and she became known as the "Pythia." It was she who inhaled the hallucinating vapors from the fissure in the temple floor, while she sat on a tripod chewing laurel leaves. After she mumbled her answer, a male priest would translate it for the supplicant.
RS84671. Silver , , 1, 129; 323; 80; 69; 2518, F, , light , porous, , scratches, 2.762 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 1 Jan - 30 Jun 80 A.D.; IMP TITVS , laureate left; TR P IX IMP XV COS P P, , ornamented with fillets, paw feet, and loop handles above the , surmounted by Pythia's seat with a backrest; $120.00 (€106.80)
, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D., Berytos,
Named for the daughter of , Iulia Augusta was founded in 14 B.C. with veterans of the 5th and 8th legions. Herod the Great, Herod I, and Herod II built sumptuous monuments and sponsored gladiatorial combats at Berytos. After the siege of Jerusalem, gave gladiatorial games at Berytos, in which the combatants were Jews.RP55005. Bronze AE 25, 2045; 513; p. 63, 80; 2257, F, green , scratches, off-center, 13.564 g, maximum 25.4 mm, 180o, Berytos (Beirut, Lebanon) mint, IMP T , left; COL IVL AVG, priest with yoke of two oxen right, plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary), founding the new colony; $95.00 (€84.55)
, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D., Berytos,
Named for the daughter of , Iulia Augusta was founded in 14 B.C. with veterans of the 5th and 8th legions. Herod the Great, Herod I, and Herod II built sumptuous monuments and sponsored gladiatorial combats at Berytos. After the siege of Jerusalem, gave gladiatorial games at Berytos, in which the combatants were Jews.RP78052. Bronze AE 25, 2045; 513; p. 63, 80; 2257, F, legends partially unstruck, , 13.319 g, maximum 25.1 mm, Berytos (Beirut, Lebanon) mint, IMP T , left; COL IVL AVG, priest with yoke of two oxen right, plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary), founding the new colony; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $80.00 (€71.20)
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