, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., , Cyrrhestica,
Modern Membij, was renamed , (Holy City) by Seleucus Nicator and his wife Stratonice when they built a temple for the goddess of fertility and water, Atargatis (dea ). The city retained the name for only a few hundred years. Religious ceremonies before Roman times may have included child sacrifice. -- The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and Their Fractions by Michael and Karin
RY85320. Silver , 947 (43 spec.), 108, -, -, VF, light , attractive , , slightly off center, light marks, porous, edge split, 13.025 g, maximum 25.2 mm, 180o, Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis-Bambyce (Membij, ) mint, Middle May - 8 Jun 218 A.D.; AYT K M OΠEΛ ANTΩEINOC, , draped, and right, from behind; ∆HMAPX EΞ YΠATOC (tribune of the people, consul), standing facing, wings spread, right, in beak, walking right between eagle's legs; $250.00 (€222.50)
, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., ,
is depicted here in the same pose as The of Versailles, a slightly over life-size Roman marble statue from the 1st or 2nd century A.D., copying a lost Greek bronze original attributed to Leochares, c. 325 B.C. The sculpture has a stag at her side. The sculpture may have come from a sanctuary at Nemi or possibly from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. In 1556, it was given by Pope Paul IV to II of France, a subtle allusion to the king's mistress, Diane de Poitiers. It is now in the Musée du Louvre, .RP79982. Bronze AE 25, 80, 162, 162 (O28/R284), 2169 (R4) (running left), 3573, -, VF, excellent portrait, , nice sea green , light marks and scratches, areas of light corrosion, 9.948 g, maximum 25.1 mm, 180o, (Debelt, Bulgaria) mint, C M ANTONINVS DIADV, bare-headed, draped right, from behind; COL FL PA C DEVLT, ( ) advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, bow in left hand, dog bounding right at feet on far side; ex Numismatics ($125, summer 2008); ; $150.00 (€133.50)
, Mid May - 8 June 218 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.
RP84848. Bronze AE 28, 18.104.22.168 (R3, same dies); 280; I/1 1833; 1360; 3775 (R3); -, VF, dark sea-green , , some slightly weak, edge cracks, , 13.059 g, maximum 27.8 mm, 180o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, consular legate Statius Longinus, 217 - 218; K M OΠEΛ ANTΩN ∆IA∆OVMENIANOC, bare-headed, laureate, and draped right; VΠ CTATIOV ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN, standing left, in right hand, long vertical behind in left, ΠR-OC divided low across , ICTPO in ; $120.00 (€106.80)
, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., Marcianopolis, Inferior
is depicted here in the same pose as The of Versailles, a slightly over life-size Roman marble statue from the 1st or 2nd century A.D., copying a lost Greek bronze original attributed to Leochares, c. 325 B.C. The sculpture may have come from a sanctuary at Nemi or possibly from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. In 1556, it was given by Pope Paul IV to II of France, a subtle allusion to the king's mistress, Diane de Poitiers. It is now in the Musée du Louvre, .RP84156. Bronze triassarion, 22.214.171.124 (R3); 1311 (R3); I/I 787; p. 33, 40; -, VF, grainy, large split/crack, , 8.989 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 0o, Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria) mint, 217 - 218 A.D.; M K OΠEΛAION ANTΩNEINOC K, Bare headed, draped, and right, from the front; MAPKIANO-ΠOΛEITΩN, advancing right, bow in left hand, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, hound at feet springing right on her far side, Γ (mark of value) behind; $90.00 (€80.10)
, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., Hierapolis-Kastabala,
Castabala, also known as Hieropolis and ad Pyramum, was a city in (modern southern Turkey), near the Ceyhan (Pyramus (modern Ceyhan) River.RP57211. Bronze AE 22, 2242, 1515, -, -, F, 8.171 g, maximum 21.8 mm, 0o, , Hierapolis-Castabala (Kirmitli, Turkey) mint, as , 11 Apr 217 - mid May 218 A.D.; M O ΠEΛΛI ANTΩNINOC ∆IA∆ K, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; IEPOΠO KACTABAΛ, IEPOC (ending in ), prize basket between two lit torches; ; $80.00 (€71.20)
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