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, Rome 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)
On 25 February 138, designated his successor, on condition that he adopt and . died on 10 July after a heart failure at Baiae, he was buried at Rome in the Gardens of beside his wife, . succeeded as Emperor and asked the Senate to confer divine honors for . SH77280. Silver , 17, 11 (S), 77, 16, 4054, VF, nice portrait, centered on a , , die wear, tiny edge cracks, 3.216 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 138 A.D.; IMP HADRI ANTONINVS, right; AVG II, standing left, in right hand, in left hand; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Barry Murphy; ; $270.00 (€240.30)
, 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; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
, 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 ; $200.00 (€178.00)
, 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 Rome 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)
Two days before his death, Antoninus was at his ancestral estate at Lorium, in , about twelve miles (19 km) from Rome. He ate Alpine cheese at dinner quite greedily. In the night he vomited; he had a fever the next day. The day after that, 7 March 161, he summoned the imperial council, and passed the state and his daughter to . The emperor gave the keynote to his life in the last word that he uttered when the tribune of the night-watch came to ask the password - "aequanimitas" (equanimity). He then turned over, as if going to sleep, and died. His death closed out the longest reign since (surpassing by a couple of months).RS77087. Silver , MA431; 156; 24-4/10; p. 393, 48; 4; 5192, VF, attractive , 3.452 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, , 161 A.D.; ANTONINVS, right; , standing right on garlanded , wings open, turned back left; $150.00 (€133.50)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Roman Provincial
Euthenia is the personification of abundance or plenty. To the Romans she was . Her attributes are heads of grain and the . She can be seated or standing and is sometimes shown emptying a .RX59567. Bronze , cf. 1609 ff.; 1301; 4146; 2561; p. 138, 1162; 430; 35.21; 1518, aF/gF, 22.959 g, maximum 33.4 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 138 - 28 Aug 139 A.D.; AYT K T AIΛ A∆P − ANTΩNINOC EYCEB, bare-headed right; EYΘHNIA, Euthenia reclining left on , wearing , , and , fold in lap filled with fruit, stalks of grain and poppies in right, LB (year 2) ; $145.00 (€129.05)
was the Roman goddess of health. According to , p. 129, the idea behind the is that the safety of the state is dependent on the health of the emperor. "For that reason holds the rudder of in some of these types, as an indication that the fate of the empire rests in her ."RS77095. Silver , 181, 281, 670, 69, 195, 4075, VF, elegant , nice portrait, , 3.383 g, maximum 17.7 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 148 - 149 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P TR P XII, laureate right; , standing left, from in right hand, feeding snake coiled around , rudder on globe in left hand; $145.00 (€129.05)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior
, to the Romans, was one of the most venerated Ancient Greek deities. The name, and the goddess herself, may have been pre-Greek. Homer refers to her as Agrotera, Potnia Theron: of the wildland, Mistress of . The Arcadians believed she was the daughter of Demeter. In the classical period, was described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of . She was goddess of the , wild , wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.RP77042. Bronze assarion, 22.214.171.124 (R5), I/I 1222, 873, 2118 (R6) var. (laureate), VF, green , porous, 5.358 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 210o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, Aug 138 - 7 Mar 161 A.D.; AVT AI A∆PIA ANTΩNEIN, right; NEIKOΠOΛEITΩN, standing right, bow in left hand, drawing arrow from quiver on shoulder with right hand; ; $140.00 (€124.60)
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