"OB" means "on account of," is an abbreviation for the word obryzum, which means refined or pure gold, and is the Greek numeral 72. Thus the may be read, "on account of our celebration of our triumph" or it may use the multiple meanings and read "1/72 pound pure gold for the celebration of our triumph." The Romans found the use of double meanings clever. We believe the of this was intended to be clever.SH08818. Gold
, 114, -, EF, 4.46 g, maximum 20.4 mm, 180o, (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 342 A.D.; FL IVL CONS-TANS , laurel and rosette diademed, draped and right; OB VICTORIAN TRIVMPHALEM, two Victories standing facing center, holding between them a wreath inscribed , SIS* in ; beautifully centered and struck with no sign of circulation or wear, would be MS except for digger's mark across lower ; very (R3); SOLD
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
The was one of Augustus' and was used on his personal seal (Suetonius).SH30615. Gold
, 512 . (head left), 682, 156, 333, gVF, 7.998 g, maximum 21.5 mm, 0o, mint, c. 19 - 18 B.C.; , right; seated right; attractive reddish ; ; SOLD
, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D.
, 27, 20, 20, 1795, 37, VF, 7.581 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 225o, ( , France) mint, 40 A.D.; C AVG PON M III , laureate head right; SPQR P P in three lines within oak wreath; SOLD
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