Lot of 26 Silver of , 177 - 192 A.D.
Includes the following rarities:
- . COMMODVS AVG, laureate and draped right / TR P V IMP IIII PP, Virtus/Roma seated right holding spear and
- . M COMMODVS ANTONINUS AVG, laureate right / TR P IMP V PP, seated left with and spear
- 197 ( just a few specimens known). M ANT P , laureate right / APPOLINI PALATINO - standing front, right, holding and resting on columnLT80253. Silver Lot, 26 silver , no flip tags, mint, Mar/Apr 177 - 31 Dec 192 A.D.; the actual coins in the photograph; as is, ; $1100.00 (€979.00)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior
Nicopolis ad Istrum was founded by around 101-106, at the junction of the Iatrus (Yantra) and the Rositsa rivers, in memory of his over the . Its ruins are located at the village of Nikyup, 20 km of Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. The town peaked during the reigns of , , the Antonines and the dynasty. In 447, the Nicopolis was destroyed by Attila's Huns. In the 6th century, it was rebuilt as a powerful fortress enclosing little more than military buildings and churches, following a very common trend for the cities of that century in the Danube . It was finally destroyed by the Avar invasions at the end of the 6th century.RP77447. Bronze AE 29, 184.108.40.206 (R5), I/I 1235, 897, 2146 (R4), VF, nice green , marks, , , 11.978 g, maximum 28.9 mm, 135o, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior mint, consular legate Caecilius Servilianus, 189 - 190; AV-T KAI MAP AVPH KOMO∆OC, laureate, bearded right; HΓ EMOKAIKI CEPBEIΛIA NEIKOΠO ΠPOC ICT, river god reclining left, reeds in right hand, resting left arm on urn from which water flows; $250.00 (€222.50)
and Annius , Caesars, 166 - 170 A.D., Tarsus,
The brothers Annius and , sons of and the Younger, were made caesars in 166 A.D. Annius died at age 7 of natural causes in on 10 September 169. His younger brother became his father's heir and later successor to his father's throne. The are obviously unrealistic - the caesars were small boys when the coin was struck. RP84085. Bronze AE 17, 5035 (17 spec.); p. 191, 166; 5993; 1456; 1018 var. (no ); -, F, turquoise , , porous, earthen deposits, 3.339 g, maximum 17.2 mm, 0o, Tarsos (Tarsus, Mersin, Turkey) mint, 166 - 170 A.D.; KOPOI CEBACTOY, draped youthful busts of Annius (on left) and , over crossed club and between them; temple with ten columns, left with right and wings open in , KOINOC KIΛIKIAC in , TAP-COY across at center, MHTPOΠ in ; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., ,
Founded in 709 B.C., the ancient city of Parion was a major coastal city, near Lampsacus, with two harbors used to connect with Anatolia. belonged to the Delian League. In the Hellenistic period, it came under the domain of , and subsequently the Attalid dynasty. refounded it as a in the province of . It was the main customs station through which all goods bound for from and the Aegean had to pass. When this coin was minted, was within the Conventus of Adramyteum. After was divided in the 4th century, was in the province of Hellespontus. Today it is the village of Kemer in the township of , Canakkale province, Turkey.RP84683. Bronze AE 24, RPC IV online 3152 (4 spec.); 1944.100.43132; p. 105, 103 var. (no globe); -; -; -; -, F, , attractive brassy surfaces, marks, small edge crack, , 9.952 g, maximum 23.6 mm, 180o, (Kemer, Canakkale, Turkey) mint, c. 178 - 180, probably 180; IMP CAI Λ AV - COMODVS, laureate, draped and right, with a short beard, from behind; Capricorn swimming right, holding celestial globe between hooves, on back, C G I H PAR ( Gemella Iulia Hadriana Pariana) below; very ; $170.00 (€151.30)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., ,
or is seen with wings in most and paintings, with one of the most famous being the Winged of Samothrace. Most other winged deities in the Greek had shed their wings by Classical times. is the goddess of strength, speed, and . was a very close acquaintance of and is thought to have stood in Athena's outstretched hand in the statue of located in the Parthenon. or is also one of the most commonly portrayed figures on Greek and Roman coins.RP84963. Bronze AE 27, RPC IV 8302, 38 ff., 4338 (R5) var. (crescent and right), -, -, -, -, VF, nice portrait, die wear, slight corrosion, tiny edge cracks, 12.628 g, maximum 26.7 mm, 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, 184 - 188 A.D.; AVTOK M AVP KOMM ANTΩNEINON (clockwise from upper right), laureate right; ΘECCAΛONIKEΩN (clockwise from upper right), advancing right, in extended right hand, frond in left hand over left shoulder, crescent right; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
The elaborate composition reflects the special care took in supplying the much needed African grain to (in fear of mob uprisings).
RS84978. Silver , 95, 17, 144, 647, 5627, -, VF, nice portrait, , die wear, edge cracks, 3.212 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 180o, mint, 184 - 185 A.D.; ANT AVG , laureate right; IMP VII P P, standing left, statuette of holding and in Annona's right hand, in her left hand, overflowing with grain at feet on left, two persons on prow at feet on right, ANN in ; $150.00 (€133.50)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was on the Via , the principal Roman road crossing the southern Balkans. In 50, the apostle Paul visited Amphipolis on his way to Thessaloniki. Many Christian churches were built indicating prosperity, but the region grew increasingly dangerous. In the 6th century, the population had declined considerably and the old perimeter was no longer defensible against Slavic invasions. The lower city was plundered for materials to fortify the Acropolis. In the 7th century, a new wall was built, right through the bath and , dividing the Acropolis. The remaining artisans moved to houses and workshops built in the unused cisterns of the upper city. In the 8th century, the last inhabitants probably abandoned the city and moved to nearby Chrysopolis (formerly Eion, once the of Amphipolis).
RP83483. Bronze AE 24, RPC IV online 7653 (5 spec.), 109, 1186, 3244 (R4) var. ( leg.), p. 57, 116 var. (same), aVF, , bumps, areas of light corrosion, flaw (pit) center, 8.624 g, maximum 24.2 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, c. 188 - 190 A.D.; AVTOK M AVP KOMM ANTΩNEINON, laureate right; AMΦIΠOΛEITWN, seated left on high-backed throne, wearing crown of city walls, right leg drawn back, in extended right hand, left elbow on back of throne; $135.00 (€120.15)
(Latin for Liberty) was the Roman goddess and embodiment of liberty. The liberatis was a soft felt cap worn by liberated slaves of Troy and . In late Republican , the was symbolically given to slaves upon manumission, granting them not only their personal liberty, but also freedom as citizens with the right to vote (if male). Following the assassination of in 44 B.C., and his co-conspirators used the to signify the end of Caesar's dictatorship and a return to a Republican system of government. The was adopted as a popular symbol of freedom during the French Revolution and was also depicted on some early U.S. coins.
RB79866. , M. 1590; III 186; 36; 330; 427; 5766; p. 675, 1686 var. (laur. and cuir);, F, nice green , earthen encrustations, 24.345 g, maximum 31.5 mm, 0o, mint, Dec 177 - Dec 178 A.D.; COMMODVS III, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; , standing half left, (freedom cap) in right hand, vindicta (long rod) vertical in left hand, ( ) flanking low across ; $130.00 (€115.70)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., and
celebrating the between and .SH90561. Brass , 1546; -; -; -; -; -, aF, rough, pitted, varnished, 30.353 g, maximum 41.5 mm, 0o, (Bergama, Turkey) mint, P. Pius, 180 - 182 A.D.; AV KAI M AVPH KOMMO∆OC, laureate and draped right, from behind, oval ( ?); EΠI CTP Π AI ΠIOY KOINON OMONOIA, Asklepios on left, standing slightly right, snake entwined staff in right hand; cult statue of of on left, standing facing, wearing and veil, arms extended with supports; ΠEPΓAMHNΩN KAI EΦECIΩN in ; HUGE 41mm !; very ; $115.00 (€102.35)
was the Roman goddess of health. She was to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of , the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. This coin, dedicated to the health of the emperor, probably indicates the emperor was at the time suffering from some disease, and sacred rites had been performed for his recovery.RB78072. , 512; p. 816, 617; 18 746; -; -, F, , light corrosion, closed , 22.745 g, maximum 31.0 mm, mint, 186 - 187 A.D.; M COMMODVS AVG , laureate right; XIII IMP P P (hight priest, tribune of the people 13 years, the 8th time, consul the 5th time, father of the country), seated left on a throne, from in right hand, feeding a snake rising up from an at feet on left, left forearm on back of throne, across at center; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $115.00 (€102.35)
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