, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., ,
Nomos described this coin as, "An extraordinary piece, especially with remains of its original silver plating. Some marks from cleaning, otherwise, about ."
SH85458. , okatassarion or ; 784; 1721 (R8); I, p. 419, 358 (R6); 5428 (all same dies), aEF, cleaning marks, areas of light corrosion, 38.718 g, maximum 40.8 mm, 15o, mint, 218 - 222 A.D.; AYT K M AYPΛ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped, and three-quarter length of left; MHTPOΠOΛEΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEΩC NEΩ KOPOY, youthful Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin draped around his left forearm, resting his right hand on the of a club set on the ground and holding an in his left hand; ex Nomos AG, auction 10 (18 May 2015), lot 115 (realized approximately $4686 including buyers fee); extremely ; $3400.00 (€3026.00)
The Battle of Antioch. After foolishly cut legionary pay, III Gallica hailed as emperor on 16 May 218. sent cavalry but they too joined . finally abandoned his pay cut and paid a bonus, but it was too late. Legion II Parthica defected. General Gannys, the commander of Elagabalus' forces, decisively defeated was just outside Antioch on 8 June 218. shaved off his hair and beard and fled, disguised as a member of the military police. He was recognized by a centurion at Chalcedon on the , taken back to Antioch and executed.RS84623. Silver , 187, 275, 15, 111, 7505, VF, lustrous fields, excellent portrait, , , 2.093 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 16 May 218 - 219 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; (harmony with the soldiers), two military standards between two legionary eagles; ex Numismatik Naumman ( ), auction 47, of lot 873; ; $165.00 (€146.85)
, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., ,
today is Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
RP63960. Bronze AE 28, p. 167, 44; 1712; 5404; -, F, nice green , 13.097 g, maximum 27.5 mm, 225o, (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, AYT K M AYPHΛ MA ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate of emperor right; MHTPOΠOΛEΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛE/ΩC NEΩKO/POY, two wrestlers grappling; USA import restricted , ex Mark Collection; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at but also at Athens. Her could not be stained with blood. began the construction of a magnificent temple to her , which finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the , the olive branch, the , and often the . Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.RS77585. Silver , 125; 120; p. 564, 223; 63; 7527, EF, lustrous, nearly as struck, , some die wear, tiny edge cracks, 2.919 g, maximum 19.6 mm, 0o, mint, 220 - 221 A.D.; IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped right, no horn, from behind; (to the peace of the emperor), Pax advancing left, raising olive branch in right hand, long in left hand; $160.00 (€142.40)
, the personification of rejoicing, is usually depicted as a matron, standing with a in her left hand and a long frond on the ground in her right. Green branches were a sign of gladness and for special occasions, both public and private, it was the custom in ancient times to ornament streets, temples, gates, houses, and even entire cities, with branches and leaves of trees. This tradition carries on today in the form of wreaths and Christmas trees.RS84945. Silver , 190, 54, 281, 116, 7517, EF, light bumps and marks, dark spots, 3.090 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, c. 218 - 219 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; AVG, standing front, looking left, in right, long grounded frond in left, flanked by two nude children standing at her feet reaching up to her, the child on the right touching the frond; ex & Mosch auction 2377 (Mar 2016), lot 1972; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Perga,
Perga was the capital of . Today it is a large site of ancient ruins, 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) east of Antalya on the southwestern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. During the Hellenistic period, Perga was one of the richest and most beautiful cities in the ancient world, famous for its temple of . It also is notable as the of the renowned mathematician Apollonius of Perga.RP83671. Bronze AE 24, p. 127, 41; 462 (plate numbered 642 in error); 4685; -, VF, cutting off parts of legends, green with highlighting buff earthen deposits, 9.73 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 0o, Perga mint, 218-222 A.D.; AVT K M AV ANTWNINOC CEB, , draped, and right; ΠEPΓ-AIΩN, a of Pergaia, crescent above left, above right, on flanking on each side, all within temple, in ; $125.00 (€111.25)
Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at but also at Athens. Her could not be stained with blood. began the construction of a magnificent temple to her , which finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the , the olive branch, the , and often the . Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.RB84426. , 366, 358, 121, 298, 20, , 7569, F, edge split, bumps and marks, areas of corrosion, 21.555 g, maximum 32.0 mm, 0o, mint, 219 - 220 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right; (to the peace of the emperor), Pax advancing left, raising olive branch in right hand, in left hand, ( ) flanking near her waist; ; $125.00 (€111.25)
In July 221, was forced to divorce his new bride, the Virgin . He then married , his third wife. After five months he returned to claiming the divorce was invalid. Meanwhile, according to the historian Cassius Dio, had a stable homosexual relationship with his chariot driver, the slave Hierocles.RS74521. Silver , 78, 201, 44, 7514, VF, some marks, light corrosion, 3.019 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, mint, 220 - 221 A.D.; IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped right, from behind; MILIT (the loyalty of the soldiers), ( ) between two legionary standards, at base of each ; $120.00 (€106.80)
The in the , a symbol of the sun-god, stands for the mint of .
RS77436. Silver , 40b, 184, 49, p. 567, 244; cf. 7533 (TR P III), VF, , nice portrait, , some die wear, porous, 3.150 g, maximum 19.1 mm, mint, 221 A.D.; IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; IIII P P, Sol advancing left, , nude but for cloak over shoulders and left arm and flying behind, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, whip vertical in left hand, in left ; $115.00 (€102.35)
, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria,
Antioch on the was an ancient Greco-Roman city on the eastern side of the River. Its ruins lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey, and lends the modern city its name. Antioch was founded near the end of the 4th century B.C. by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals. The city's geographical, military, and economic location benefited its occupants, particularly such features as the spice trade, the Silk Road, and the Persian Royal Road. It eventually rivaled as the chief city of the Near East. It was also the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the period. Most of the urban development of Antioch was done during the Roman Empire, when the city was one of the most important in the eastern Mediterranean of Rome's dominions. Antioch was called "the cradle of Christianity" as a result of its longevity and the pivotal role that it played in the emergence of both Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity. The New Testament asserts that the name "Christian" first emerged in Antioch. The city was a of half a million people during Augustan times, but it declined to relative insignificance during the Middle Ages because of warfare, repeated earthquakes, and a change in trade routes, which no longer passed through Antioch from the far east following the Mongol conquests.
RY84856. , 758; 257;, 237; 42; p. 202, 418; 3096, VF, , , bumps and scratches, porous, 12.117 g, maximum 25.6 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 219 A.D.; AVT K M A - ANTWNEINOC - CEB, laureate right, drapery on left shoulder; ∆HMAPX EΞ YΠATOC TO B (tribune of the people, consul for the second time), standing facing on line, wings spread, left, in beak, ∆-E flanking , between legs; $110.00 (€97.90)
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