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Ptolemaic Kyrenaica, Ptolemy III Euergetes - Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Physcon), 246 - 116 B.C.

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Alexander the Great received tribute from the cities of Kyrenaica after he took Egypt. Kyrenaica was annexed by Ptolemy I Soter. 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 VIII 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, Svoronos 874 (Ptolemy II, 1 specimen), cf. SNG Cop 445 (Ptolemy III), Weiser 105 (Ptolemy V), Noeske 130 (Ptolemy III), SNG Milan 484 (uncertain date), VF, weight 0.881 g, maximum diameter 12.0 mm, die axis 0o, Kyrene mint, 246 - 116 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis; reverse head of Libya right, wearing tainia, cornucopia below chin; $95.00 (84.55)

Tauromenion, Sicily, c. 210 - 201 B.C.

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In 212 B.C., the Roman General Marcus Claudius Marcellus conquered the fortified city of Syracuse. Archimedes, the famous inventor was killed during the attack. This coin type was struck after Tauromenium submitted peacefully to Marcellus. In 208, Marcellus died in an ambush by a Carthaginian force of Numidian horsemen.
GB56534. Bronze AE 22, Calciati III, p. 223, 29 ff., F, weight 5.242 g, maximum diameter 22.4 mm, die axis 180o, Tauromenion (Taormina, Sicily) mint, c. 210 - 201 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena left, small owl behind, dot border; reverse TAYPOMENTIAN, Pegasus left, hind legs on short exergue line, linear border; rare; $49.00 (43.61)

Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D.

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In 292, the Roman general Achilleus was proclaimed emperor in Alexandria. For two years he ruled over Egypt, but in 294 his rebellion was crushed by Emperor Diocletian.
RS60443. Billon antoninianus, Bastien 435; RIC V, part 2, 34; cf. Hunter IV 35 (1st officina); SRCV IV 12658 var. (obv. legend), EF, near full silvering, uneven strike, weight 2.795 g, maximum diameter 22.4 mm, die axis 0o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, 292 A.D.; obverse IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse IOVI AVGG, Jupiter seated left, Victory on globe in right hand, long scepter behind in left, uncertain officina letter in exergue; $49.00 (43.61)

Ptolemaic Kingdom, Cleopatra III and Ptolemy IX Soter II (Lathyros), c. 116 - 110 B.C.

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After Ptolemy VIII died in 116 B.C., Cleopatra III ruled with her mother Cleopatra II and son Ptolemy IX. In 110 B.C., she replaced Ptolemy IX as co-regent with her second son Ptolemy X. Ptolemy IX regained the throne in 109 but was again replaced in 107 B.C. In 101 B.C., Ptolemy X had his mother Cleopatra III murdered, and then ruled alone or with his niece and wife, Berenice III.
GP66505. Bronze AE 12, Svoronos 1720 (Ptolemy X), Weiser 171, SNG Milan 541, Noeske -, SNG Cop -, VF, weight 1.376 g, maximum diameter 12.1 mm, die axis 45o, Kyrene mint, 116 - 110 B.C.; obverse head of Zeus-Ammon right; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (beginning at 5:00), headdress of Isis, E-W/Θ−Σ across fields; $49.00 (43.61)

Sigeion, Troas, c. 330 - 300 B.C.

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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, BMC Troas 21, SNG Mnchen 316; SNG Cop 499; SNGvA 1572; SGCV II 4146, F, reverse off center, weight 0.802 g, maximum diameter 9.6 mm, die axis 225o, Sigeion mint, c. 330 - 300 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse 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 price 10¢; $49.00 (43.61)

Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Petra, Provincia Arabia

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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, SNG ANS 1373 ff., SNG Cop 150, Spijkerman 56, Rosenberger 35, BMC Arabia -, aF, weight 6.509 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 180o, Petra mint, obverse IMP C M AVP ANTONINOC, laureate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse PETΛA COLONIA, founder ploughing right with pair of oxen, togate, right hand raised; $49.00 (43.61)

Crispus, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.

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On 3 July 324, at Adrianople, Constantine defeated Licinius forcing him to retreat to Byzantium. Crispus destroyed Licinius' fleet at the Battle of Hellespont in the Dardanelles, allowing his father to cross over the Bosporus and besiege Licinius. On 18 September, Constantine I decisively defeated Licinius at the Battle of Chrysopolis and became sole emperor.
RL74568. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII London 279, Cohen VII 27, SRCV IV 16726, F, well centered, weight 2.403 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 165o, 1st officina, Londinium (London, England) mint, 323 - 324 A.D.; obverse CRISPVS NOBIL C, laureate and cuirassed bust left, spear pointed forward in right, shield on left arm; reverse BEAT TRA-NQLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOT/IS / XX in three lines, three stars above, PLON in exergue; scarce; $49.00 (43.61)

Istros, Thrace, 400 - 350 B.C.

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The obverse type has been variously interpreted as representing the Dioscuri, the rising and setting sun, and the two branches of the river Danube. - Greek Coins and Their Values by David Sear
GS76744. Silver 1/4 drachm, SNG BM Black Sea 250; BMC Thrace p. 26, 14; cf. SNG Stancomb 143 (control off flan, trihemiobol), F, struck with worn dies, weight 0.850 g, maximum diameter 11.2 mm, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse facing male heads, right inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, ΠA monogram below; $48.67 (43.32)

Byzantine Empire, Constantine VII, 11 May 912 - 6 June 913 A.D.

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In 945 Romanus I was deposed by his sons who wanted the throne. Instead Constantine VII took control. Finally, when he was 40 years old, he finally had sole rule and real power. Later that year he made Romanus II, his son and grandson of Romanus I, his co-emperor.
BZ76634. Bronze follis, DOC II, part 2, 26; Morrisson BnF 37/Cp/AE/55; Wroth BMC 45; Ratto 1900; SBCV 1761; Sommer 36.17, aVF, weight 7.594 g, maximum diameter 25.7 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, sole reign, 27 Jan - 6 Apr 945; obverse + COnST bASIL ROM', Constantine VII facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross, akakia in right, globus cruciger in left; reverse + COnSt/EnΘEO bA/SILEVS R/OmEOn (Constantine King of the Romans); from the James Fitzgerald Collection, ex Beast Coins; $47.00 (41.83)

The First Jewish Revolt, 66 - 70 A.D.

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By 68, Jewish resistance in the north had been crushed. Vespasian made Caesarea Maritima his headquarters and methodically proceeded to clear the coast.
JD76926. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1360, Fair, weight 2.499 g, maximum diameter 17.1 mm, Jerusalem mint, year 2, 67 - 68 A.D.; obverse amphora with broad rim and two handles, year 2 (in Hebrew) around; reverse vine leaf on small branch, the freedom of Zion (in Hebrew) around; ex Forum (2004); $46.00 (40.94)



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