SP50711. 5 Roman Bronze Coins of 5 Different Emperors, each coin with a tag providing a description, and historical information, 5 coins with a total over $75 will be selected by Staff from our online shop; $75.00 (€66.00)
Ptolemaic Kyrenaica, Ptolemy III - Ptolemy II (Physcon), 246 - 116 B.C.
Alexander the Great received tribute from the cities of Kyrenaica after he took . Kyrenaica was annexed by Ptolemy I . It briefly gained independence under Magas of Cyrene, stepson of Ptolemy I, but was reabsorbed into the Ptolemaic empire after his death. It was separated from the main kingdom by Ptolemy and given to his son Ptolemy Apion, who, dying without heirs in 96 B.C., bequeathed it to the Roman Republic.GP65950. Bronze AE 12, 874 (Ptolemy II, 1 specimen), cf. 445 (Ptolemy III), 105 (Ptolemy V), 130 (Ptolemy III), 484 (uncertain date), VF, 0.881 g, maximum 12.0 mm, 0o, Kyrene mint, 246 - 116 B.C.; diademed of Ptolemy I right, wearing ; of right, wearing , below chin; $110.00 (€96.80)
Sigeion, , c. 330 - 300 B.C.
Sigeion was an ancient Greek city in the north-west of the Troad region of Anatolia located at the mouth of the Scamander (the modern Karamenderes River). The name 'Sigeion' means "silent place." In Classical Antiquity, the name was assumed to be antiphrastic, i.e. indicating a characteristic of the place contrary to reality, since the seas in this region are known for their fierce storms.
GB90875. Bronze AE 9, 21, 316; 499; 1572; 4146, F, off center, 0.802 g, maximum 9.6 mm, 225o, Sigeion mint, c. 330 - 300 B.C.; helmeted of right; Σ−I/Γ−H, thin crescent with horns left; ex Ancient Imports, old hand written envelope notes, "coin dealer in Cannakkale Turkey July 1966" and a 10¢; $49.00 (€43.12)
, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Petra, Provincia
The ceremonial founding of a new Roman colony included plowing a furrow, the pomerium, a sacred boundary, around the site of the new city.
RP90152. Bronze AE 19, 1373 ff., 150, 56, 35, -, aF, 6.509 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, Petra mint, IMP C M AVP ANTONINOC, laureate and draped right, from behind; PETΛA , founder ploughing right with pair of oxen, togate, right hand raised; $49.00 (€43.12)
, c. November 251 - July or August 253 A.D.
253 A.D. began the Roman Empire's Period of the Thirty Tyrants during which, again and again, legions on the borders proclaimed their general emperor. In 253, the legions on the Danube made emperor. The Roman Senate declared an "enemy of the State," but after and were defeated and killed by their own troops, the Senate designated him .RS62197. Silver , 9762, 140, 92, 2.398 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 253 A.D.; IMP CAE C VIB AVG, , draped and right; IIII , standing left, branch in right hand, short transverse in left; nicely centered; ; $47.51 (€41.81)
The First Jewish Revolt, 66 - 70 A.D.
By 68, Jewish resistance in the had been crushed. made Maritima his headquarters and methodically proceeded to clear the coast.JD76926. Bronze , 1360, , 2.499 g, maximum 17.1 mm, Jerusalem mint, year 2, 67 - 68 A.D.; with broad rim and two handles, year 2 (in Hebrew) around; vine leaf on small branch, the freedom of Zion (in Hebrew) around; ex (2004); $46.00 (€40.48)
, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
On 1 March 317, Constantine and Licinius elevated their sons , ( a baby) and to Caesars. After this arrangement Constantine ruled the dioceses and , and established his residence at , from where he prepared a campaign against the Goths and Sarmatians.
RL43300. reduced , Trier 143, 17134, 143, EF, hair struck a bit soft, 3.495 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 0o, 2nd , (Trier, Germany) mint, 317 A.D.; FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN N C, bare-headed, draped and right; , standing right holding transverse spear in right and globe in left hand, F left, T right, BTR in ; $45.00 (€39.60)
, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.
was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian. He was the father of and , the legendary founders of Rome. In early Rome, he was second in importance only to Jupiter, and the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army. Most of his festivals were held in March, the month named for him (Latin ), and in October, which began and ended the season for military campaigning and farming.
RB46795. , 3329, 100, 30, 100, 1504, -, VF, , some , 3.574 g, maximum 23.0 mm, 0o, 2nd , ( , France) mint, issue 7, May - Jun 276 A.D.; IMP CL TACITVS AVG, , draped and right, from front; , walking right, nude but for cloak flying behind, spear in right and in left across shoulder, inverted B left, * right; ; $45.00 (€39.60)
, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
In 277 began his campaign in Gaul, clearing the Goths and Germanic tribes from the province.RA46831. , , 2, 816, VF, 4.683 g, maximum 22.6 mm, 180o, (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 277 A.D.; IMP C PROBVS P AVG, left in consular robe, tipped in right; , walking right, nude but for helmet and cloak flying behind, transverse spear in right hand, over shoulder in left, P lower right, XXI in ; extensive , full circles centering, nicer than photo suggest; $45.00 (€39.60)
, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.
was the Roman goddess of health. She was to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of , the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one bringing another healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.
RB48408. , 3368, 1653, 1307 - 1328 (LV 1859), 158 , VF, perfect centering, some , some earthen encrustation, 3.991 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 0o, 3rd , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 1st emission, Nov - Dec 275 A.D.; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, , draped and right; , seated left, feeding snake rising from , T in ; $45.00 (€39.60)
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