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Numerian, February or March 283 - October or November 284 A.D.

Numerian was the son of Carus and was raised to the rank of Caesar after his father's accession. During the campaign against the Persians he was declared co-emperor by his father, and after Carus' death led the Roman army back into Roman territory. Near Heraclea, Numerian was discovered murdered in his litter.


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When Augustus ruled Rome, he was not called emperor or king, he was the Princeps, the "first of men." In the empire, the designated successors to the emperor were named caesar and also given the title Princeps Juventutis, the "first of youths." This is the origin of the English word prince, meaning the son of a monarch.
RB71623. Billon antoninianus, Hunter IV 8 (also 5th officina, unbroken rev. leg.), RIC V, part 2, 366; Venèra IV 418 (24 ex.); Pink VI-2 p. 24; SRCV III 12219; Cohen VI 76, Choice EF, excellent centering, much silvering, some porosity, weight 3.529 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 0o, 5th officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, as caesar, Nov/Dec 282 - Feb/Mar 283 A.D.; obverse M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PRINCIPI IVVENTVT (to the Prince of Youth), Numerian walking left, baton in right hand, long scepter transverse in left hand, VXXI in exergue; $300.00 (€267.00)
 


Numerian, February or March 283 - October or November 284 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

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RX72854. Billon tetradrachm, Dattari 5611; Milne 4724 var. (unbroken legend); Kampmann 114.9; BMC Alexandria p. 320, 2467 var. (no star); Geissen 3195 var. (same), Choice VF, highlighting patina, weight 8.197 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, c. 29 Aug 283 - 28 Aug 284 A.D.; obverse A K M A NOVM-EPIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse Nike advancing right wreath in right hand, palm frond in left hand, L - B (year 2 of Carus) divided across field, star in right field; rare; $145.00 (€129.05)
 


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Annona was worshiped in Rome as the goddess who prospered the year's supply of grain. She was represented on an altar in the capitol. The three principal granaries of Rome were Sicily, Egypt, and the African provinces. Annona civilis was the grain which purchased each year by the Roman state, then imported and put into storage, reserved and distributed for the subsistence of the people. Annona militaris was grain appropriated to the use of an army during a campaign.
RA84351. Billon antoninianus, Venèra IV 1189 - 1192, Hunter IV 36 var. (bust), RIC V 447 var. (same), SRCV III 12253, Pink VI-2 p. 29, Cohen VI 83, VF, nice portrait, well centered, dark toning, weight 3.490 g, maximum diameter 21.9 mm, die axis 180o, 5th officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, Feb/Mar 283 - Oct/Nov 284 A.D.; obverse IMP NVMERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PROVIDENT AVGG (the foresight of the two emperors), Providentia (Annona?) standing slightly right, head left, stalks of grain downward in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, modius at feet on left, VXXI in exergue; $90.00 (€80.10)
 


Numerian, February or March 283 - October or November 284 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

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RX53956. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 4719; Curtis 1939; Dattari 5608; BMC Alexandria p. 319, 2464 var. (star), VF, weight 7.732 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, c. 29 Aug 283 - 28 Aug 284 A.D.; obverse A K M A NOVMEPIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse Athena seated left on high backed throne, wearing crested helmet, Nike in right, shield leaning against throne, L - B* (year 2) across fields; $75.00 (€66.75)
 


Numerian, February or March 283 - October or November 284 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

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In 284, the Bagaudae, a group of peasant insurgents, revolted in Gaul against the Roman Empire. The Dardani, a region located in Illyria, became a Roman province.
RX71218. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 4699; Dattari 5607; Geissen 3192; Curtis 1934; BMC Alexandria p. 319, 2464; Emmett 4013, Choice aVF, highlighting patina, weight 8.268 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, c. 29 Aug 283 - 28 Aug 284 A.D.; obverse AK M A NOVMEPIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse Athena seated left on high backed throne, wearing crested helmet, long scepter in left, Nike inward offering wreath in right hand, shield leaning against throne, L - B (year 2) flanking across field; $45.00 (€40.05)
 


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The ruins of Antioch on the Orontes lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey. Founded near the end of the 4th century B.C. by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals, Antioch's geographic, military and economic location, particularly the spice trade, the Silk Road, the Persian Royal Road, benefited its occupants, and eventually it rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East and as the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the Second Temple period. Antioch is called "the cradle of Christianity," for the pivotal early role it played in the emergence of the faith. It was one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis. Its residents are known as Antiochenes. Once a great metropolis of half a million people, it declined to insignificance during the Middle Ages because of warfare, repeated earthquakes and a change in trade routes following the Mongol conquests, which then no longer passed through Antioch from the far east.6th Century Antioch

RA84360. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 378 (S), Cohen VI 115, Hunter IV 14 var. (9th officina), cf. SRCV III 12256 (...P F NOB C), aF, well centered, rough, encrustation, weight 3.752 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, as caesar, Nov/Dec 282 - Feb/Mar 283 A.D; obverse IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VIRTVS AVGGG (valor of the three emperors), emperor standing right, holding scepter, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, * above, Γ in center, XXI in exergue; scarce; $34.00 (€30.26)
 


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Annona was worshiped in Rome as the goddess who prospered the year's supply of grain. She was represented on an altar in the capitol. The three principal granaries of Rome were Sicily, Egypt, and the African provinces. Annona civilis was the grain which purchased each year by the Roman state, then imported and put into storage, reserved and distributed for the subsistence of the people. Annona militaris was grain appropriated to the use of an army during a campaign.
RA79885. Billon antoninianus, Hunter IV 37, La Venèra IV 1400, RIC V 447, SRCV III 12253, Pink VI-2 p. 29, Cohen VI 83, aF, well centered, earthen encrustation, some corrosion, weight 3.513 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 0o, 6th officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, Feb/Mar 283 - Oct/Nov 284 A.D.; obverse IMP NVMERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PROVIDENT AVGG (the foresight of the two emperors), Providentia (Annona?) standing slightly right, head left, stalks of grain downward in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, modius at feet on left, VIXXI in exergue; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren, ex Frank S. Robinson; $25.00 (€22.25)
 







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