In 146, received the imperium proconsular and the Younger was given the title Augusta.SH73156. , 1669, 767a, 974, 320, 709, 4168, VF, nice green , nice portrait, light scratches, , 22.051 g, maximum 31.5 mm, 0o, mint, c. 146 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG - P P TR P, laureate right; Antoninus in slow left, eagle-tipped in left, reins in right, / S C in two lines in ; $600.00 (€534.00)
personifies clemency, lenity, grace, or favor. on Roman coins advertises either some permission given, some privilege bestowed, or some tribute remitted.RB84936. , 914, 454, 1091, 1939, 4183 var. (date), Nice VF, attractive coin, some tiny pitting, 23.315 g, maximum 32.3 mm, 0o, mint, 153 - 154 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P TR P XVII ( , emperor, father of the country, tribune of the people 17 years), laureate right; (clemency of the emperor, consul 4 times), seated left, extending right hand, in left, S C ( ) in ; $400.00 (€356.00)
This coin is in an unusual slab with a clear plastic dome over the . The dome looks attractive but the coin is impossible to photograph. The coin is normally and evenly dark, much nicer than the photo with its strange banded light and dark reflections off the dome.
This commemorates acclamation as for the second time, recognizing the of Q. Lollius Urbicus over the Brigantes in Britain, and the construction of the Antonine Wall. SL84529. , 717b, 179, 252, 434, 4182, 1612 var. (No TR P), VF30 (4625583), mint, 143 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P TR P , laureate and draped right, from behind; II, alighting right, wings spread, holding transverse with both , ( ) flanking at thighs; certified (slabbed) by , from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection; $300.00 (€267.00)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., ,
The curule chair was for magistrates including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. As a form of a throne, it might be given as an to foreign kings recognized formally as a friend (amicus) by the Roman people or senate. Designed for use by commanders in the , the curule chair could be folded for easy transport. It had no back, low arms, curved legs forming an X, and was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory.RP84096. Bronze AE 25, p. 330, 29 & pl. L, 17; -, -, -; -, -, -; -, RPC -, BMC -, VF, green , , corrosion, 12.463 g, maximum 24.8 mm, 30o, mint, Aug 138 - 7 Mar 161 A.D.; seated left on curule chair, laureate and togate, in right hand; EΦE/ΣIΩN in two lines within laurel closed at the top with an annulet; ex Bankhaus (18 Nov 1997); very ; $225.00 (€200.25)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
RS73963. Silver , 2141/2143; 1927; 1562; 571/572; 35.384; 1358/11; -, F, inscriptions partially unstruck and off , 14.284 g, maximum 23.3 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 147 - 28 Aug 148 A.D.; ANTWNEINOC CEB EYCEB (clockwise from upper right), laureate right; L EY∆EKATOY (year 11), Didymaios (Milesios) standing facing, laureate, nude, small stag in extended right hand, bow in left at side; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., , Thracian Chersonesos
in Chersonesos Thraciae (on the Gallipoli peninsula) issued gold and silver coins under Alexander the Great and from the early 2nd century A.D. struck Roman provincial and colonial coins.RP84057. Bronze AE 17, 872 (same dies), 2888 (R6) var. (legends, grain above prow), -, -, -, -, -, VF, nice green , cutting off much of the legends, marks, 4.166 g, maximum 17.2 mm, 135o, mint, Aug 138 - 7 Mar 161 A.D.; - ANTONINVS (or similar), laureate right; AEL MVNI COELANI (or similar), war galley prow left; very ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria,
Laodikea ad Mar (Latakia, ) has been inhabited since the second millennium B.C. It was on the Via Maris, a coastal road that ran south from Antioch to and Beirut. The city was renamed by Seleucus I Nicator in of his mother, Laodice and was a major for the Seleukid Kingdom. Laodikea flourished under and was second only to Antioch in the region. Herod the Great, of , furnished Laodikea with an aqueduct, the remains of which stand to the east of the town. The VI Ferrata was probably based in .RP83520. Bronze AE 25, IV 8589 (7 specs., none published); p. 256, 70 var. ( right), VF, fantastic , dark with highlighting earthen fill, both sides off-center, 10.834 g, maximum 25.2 mm, 0o, ad Mare (Latakia, ) mint, 142 - 143 A.D.; AVTO KA TI AI A∆P - ANTΩNEINON CEB, laureate, draped, and left, from behind; IOYΛIEΩN TΩN KAI ΛAO∆IKEΩN, draped of left, wearing fantastic crown of the city gate, walls and towers, bunches of grapes hanging below ear, KPA before neck, ϘP (year 190) behind; ; $170.00 (€151.30)
was a female deity who personified the city of and more broadly, the Roman state. The earliest certain cult to dea was established at Smyrna in 195 B.C., probably to mark the successful against Antiochus III. In 30/29 B.C., the of and requested permission to as a living god. "Republican" despised the worship of a living man, but an outright refusal might offend their loyal allies. A cautious formula was drawn up, non-Romans could only establish a cult for jointly with dea . In the city of itself, the earliest known state cult to dea was combined with at the Hadrianic Temple of and . This was the largest temple in the city, probably dedicated to inaugurate the reformed festival of Parilia, which was known thereafter as the Romaea after the Eastern festival in Roma's . The temple contained the seated, Hellenised image of dea with a in her right hand to symbolize Rome's eternity.RB84964. , 780, 1710, 753, 4221, -, aVF, nice green , small edge crack, 23.734 g, maximum 30.7 mm, 0o, mint, 145 - 161 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P TR P , laureate right; seated left, holding and in extended right hand, long resting against the crook of her left arm, her left forearm resting on set on a prow behind, ( ) flanking across ; $160.00 (€142.40)
A is a wand entwined at one end by two serpents, each of whose bodies folds again in the form of two half-circles, whilst the passes above the wand. It was an attribute peculiar to Mercury. Prudence is generally supposed to be represented by these two serpents, and the wings which are sometimes added to the , are the of diligence, both needful qualities in the pursuit of trade and commerce, which Mercury patronized. It was also the symbol of peace and concord, which that deity is related to have received from in return for the .
RS84672. Silver , 136, 344, 530, 139, 166, 4078, VF, nice portrait, flow lines, edge cracks, porous, 3.163 g, maximum 17.7 mm, 180o, mint, 145 - 161 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P, laureate right; , clasped holding stalks of grain and ; $140.00 (€124.60)
Antoninus Pius' funeral ceremonies were described as elaborate but, despite the pyre depicted on this coin, according to his Augusta biography, Antoninus' body (and not his ashes) was buried in Hadrian's mausoleum. After a seven-day interval (justitium) and nominated their father for deification. In contrast to their behavior during Antoninus' campaign to deify , the senate did not oppose the emperors' wishes. A flamen, or cultic priest, was appointed to minister the cult of the deified Antoninus, now Divus Antoninus. A column was dedicated to Antoninus on the Campus , and the temple he had built in the in 141 to his deified wife was rededicated to the deified and the deified Antoninus. It survives as the of San Lorenzo in Miranda.RS84423. Silver , MA438; 27-27/12; p. 394, 60; 164a; 5193, VF, and struck, light marks, edge cracks, 3.326 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, mint, , emission 2, 161 A.D.; ANTONINVS, bare-headed right, slight drapery on left shoulder; , ornate funeral pyre of four tiers with on top; $130.00 (€115.70)
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