Adventus types commemorate the emperor's arrival at Rome, either at the commencement of his reign, or on his return from a distance. They may also refer to his arrival in some other city or province of the empire. At their accession, emperors were not conveyed in a chariot nor in any other vehicle, but went on horseback or on foot when they made their first public entry into the capital of the Roman world.RS79928. Silver , 214 (R), 1, 9738, - (p. cviii), F, , rough areas, edge crack, 3.658 g, maximum 22.5 mm, 180o, Antioch mint, 252 A.D.; IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG, , draped and right, from behind; , on horseback left, raising right hand in salute, long in left, horse's right foreleg raised; very ; $220.00 (€195.80)
RIC lists this as but this is the first example handled by and there are very few examples online.RB77901. , 263a (S), 136, 9798, - (p. cvii), F, small cutting off most of legends, , 12.230 g, maximum 25.7 mm, 0o, Rome mint, c. Nov 251 - 252 A.D; IMP CAE C VIB AVG, laureate, draped and right, from behind; , standing left, helmeted, wearing military garb, resting right hand on grounded at right side, inverted spear vertical in left hand, flanking across just below center; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $95.00 (€84.55)
In 251, was the first Roman Emperor to die in battle against a foreign enemy. was proclaimed emperor by the troops. Gallus accepted , the young son of , as co-emperor, but the boy died of plague. was the first emperor in 40 years to die of natural causes.RS65684. Silver , 179, 70, 9758, VF, , 3.959 g, maximum 21.8 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 251 - 252 A.D.; IMP CAE C VIB AVG, , draped and right from behind; , Pax standing left, raising olive-branch in right hand, transverse in left; $75.00 (€66.75)
, c. November 251 - July or August 253 A.D., Anazarbus,
Anazarbus was founded by Assyrians. Under the early Roman empire it was known as , and was the (capital) of the late Roman province Secunda. It was the home of the poet Oppian. Rebuilt by the emperor Justin I after an earthquake in the 6th century, it became Justinopolis (525); but the old native name persisted, and when Thoros I, of Lesser , made it his capital early in the 12th century, it was known as Anazarva.
On the of this coin, Anazarbus boasts , meaning it is First, Greatest, and Most Beautiful (ΠPΩTH MEΓIΣTH KAΛΛIΣTH). Γ Γ means, chairman of 3 provinces, holder of 3 neocorates.RP78014. Bronze triassarion, 797 (Vs1/Rs4, 14 specimens), 2138, 5506, A789a, 4174, -; all examples same dies, , rough, 11.528 g, maximum 27.0 mm, 315o, Anazarbus (Anavarza, Turkey) mint, 252 - Jul/Aug 253 A.D.; AVT K Γ OVI AΦ ΓAΛΛOC OVOΛOVCIANOC C, , draped and right, from behind; ANAZAPBOV MHTPOΠOΛ (Z reversed), bridled horse stepping right, right foreleg raised, A / M K in two lines above, Γ Γ below, ET AOC (year 271) in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $40.00 (€35.60)
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