, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.
This is an extremely heroic variety of a . There is only one auction record on Coin Archives for this variety: NAC Auction 59 (4 Apr 2011), lot 968 (a beautiful near EF example). It sold for $48,717 including fees. SH73454. , 203q+2 (same obv die), 535 (S, no belt), 838 var (no belt), 565 var (no belt), VF, , high relief , , porous, areas of corrosion, 25.631 g, maximum 34.6 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 104 - 107 A.D.; NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate left, full chest exposed, with drapery on left shoulder, military belt ( ) across chest; , in military dress on horseback right, thrusting spear at Dacian warrior trampled and falling under fore-hooves, S C in ; extremely variety; $5000.00 (€4350.00)
Athens, , , , c. 86 - 84 B.C., Issued by
After 1 March 86 B.C., was the master of Athens. He recovered from the Pontic Mithradates, who had taken it by force. This issue was struck for , either at Athens or outside Athens during the siege, to pay his legions and expenses during the war against Mithradates. The silver was collected from Greeks who supported the Romans against Mithradates and requisitioned from the sacred temple treasuries at Epidaurus, Olympia and . The ancients admired these Roman-Athenian coins and called them "flats of Lucullan." The MARKOY may refer to the brother of the Roman general and politician Lucullus.SH70948. Silver , cf. 1293; pl. 78, 11; 1653; V, pp. 28-31 and pl. 9, 10; pl. 120, 366, gVF, attractive , well struck, nicely , centered on a crowded slightly irregular shape , 16.581 g, maximum 29.5 mm, 0o, Athens mint, c. 86 - 84 B.C.; helmeted of Parthenos right, triple-crested helmet decorated with a right above the raised earpiece, and protomes of horses above visor; owl standing right on on its side right, facing, MARKOY left, TAMIOY right, A on , all within olive wreath; ex John Jencek; ; $2500.00 (€2175.00)
, 28 March - 2 June 193 A.D., Daughter of
, the only child of and , was made Augusta the day her father became emperor. She survived her father's downfall, but was stripped of her title and the details of her life thereafter are unknown. Due to the short reign of her father, coins of are extremely .SH72535. Silver , 10, 3, 14, VF, lightly , porous, 2.393 g, maximum 18.35 mm, 0o, Rome mint, first issue, 28 Mar - May(?) 93; AVG, draped right, hair in bun; HILAR TEMPOR, standing left, long branch in right hand, in left; ex CNG auction 337, lot 450; extremely (R4); $2400.00 (€2088.00)
, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D.
With this coin claimed there was peace all over the world. It was true that at the time it was struck there was peace along all the borders of the empire, which was a event because Rome was almost always engaged in some war with the nations and tribes that surrounded it. It was, however, an absurdity, in the midst of a civil war within the borders, to acclamation peace on the borders as peace all over the world.SH72951. Silver , 4a, -, -, -, -, VF, nice , a few bumps and scratches, 3.335 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 180o, Rome mint, late Feb - early March 69 A.D.; IMP , right; PAX TERRARVM (All the World at Peace), Pax standing left, olive-branch in right hand, in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex & Sear Mail Bid Sale 13 (2006), lot 437; - this is the much rarer later variety without M between IMP and , 45/1000 coins in Jyrki Muona's die study; ; $1800.00 (€1566.00)
Roman Civil Wars, Revolt of , Governor of Spain, April - June 68 A.D.
lived in for eight years. This coin was issued by as governor of Spain in revolt against . The is copied from Republican struck in 62 B.C. by the moneyer L. Scribonius Libo.SH63560. Silver , 9, 396, 9, 2072, F, , 3.515 g, maximum 17.7 mm, 225o, (?) mint, Apr - Jun 68 A.D.; , young female ( ) right, around forehead; ROM RENASC, standing right in military garb, on globe in right hand, eagle-tipped over left shoulder in left; bargain priced for this interesting rarity implying the restoration of the Republic!; very (R4); $1300.00 (€1131.00)
, January - March 69 A.D.
wore a wig and on some of his coin , such as this one, it seems you can actually see the wig.SH72956. Silver , 8, 17, 18, 10, 2162, VF, mint luster, , 3.469 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, Jan - Feb 69 A.D.; IMP M , right; , standing left, wreath in right, long in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; ex Rauch Sommerauktion 2009, lot 651; ; $1250.00 (€1087.50)
, February - 9 March 69 A.D.
The second issue of is characterized by the missing M in the and a changed coiffure. This combined with the serene portrait makes this particular die one of the nicest ones available.SH72955. Silver , 10, 15, 19, 11, 2163, VF, portrait, nicely , on a , 3.475 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, Feb - 9 Mar 69 A.D.; IMP , right; , standing left, wreath in right, long in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex CNG, ex J. ; ; $1200.00 (€1044.00)
, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D., Tyre,
Dido, the founder and first queen of , is primarily known from Virgil's Aeneid. Upon succeeding their father as of Tyre, Dido's brother Pygmalion had her husband Sichaeus killed in a plot to seize his immense wealth. Dido, with a large group of friends and followers, escaped Tyre, carrying with them all of Sichaeus? treasure. As depicted on the of this coin, Dido made a sacrifice at the temple of Melqart-Hercules before leaving. The on some other Valerian types, we know of one example struck with this same die, depict Dido in beginning construction.RP75357. Bronze , Unpublished in the many references examined by , cf. 2354 ( and ), 2503 (same), VF, , porous, adjustment marks, 11.064 g, maximum 28.9 mm, 180o, Tyre mint, Oct 253 - Jun 260 A.D.; IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate and right; COL TVRO MET, Dido standing right, on , extending both toward a temple of Melqart-Hercules in perspective to upper right, club within the temple, flaming column at her feet, shell on right below temple; from the J. Collection; the best of the few examples of the known to ; extremely ; $1100.00 (€957.00)
, Daughter of , Wife of , Mother of , Grandmother of
was the daughter of Marc Antony and , the wife of , the mother of , and a grandmother of . Renowned for her beauty and virtue, was revered by the Roman people. She was probably poisoned by or committed suicide. She never loved her son , calling him a monster and a fool, but he posthumously made her Augusta in 41 A.D. and issued all her coinage.SH68887. Silver , 66, 111, 2, 1900, F, , 3.717 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 225o, Rome mint, struck under , c. 41 - 42 A.D.; , draped right, wearing barley wreath; CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, standing facing, draped as , long torch in right, in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; (R2); $1080.00 (€939.60)
Judaean Kingdom, Herod I, 37 - 44 A.D.
spent much of his boyhood at the imperial court in Rome and was close to both and . One of Claudius' first acts was a treaty guaranteeing Agrippa's kingdom, with the title "great ," and granting the additional territory of to Agrippa's elder brother Herod V. The of this coin depicts a (sacrificial assistant) about to kill a pig to sanctify the oaths of this treaty. Both Josephus (Jospehus, Ant. xix.5.1) and Suetonius (Suetonius, Claud. 25.5) wrote that and performed this fetial ceremony in the center of the in Rome.SH66828. Bronze AE 26, 1245, II p. 248, 8, 121; 4983, F, 15.186 g, maximum 25.9 mm, 0o, Maritima mint, 42 - 43 A.D.; TIBEPIOΣ KAICAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEPM ( ), laureate of right; BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓAΣ AΓPIΠΠAΣ ΦIΛOKAIΣAP (the Great , friend of ), figures of and stand facing each other within a temple, priest(?) standing in center background, kneeling in center at feet holding pig, LZ (regnal year 7) in ; ex William M. Rosenblum auction 43A, lot 18; very ; $1050.00 (€913.50)
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