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Postumus, Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D.
Colonia Augusta Treverorum was the capitol of Roman Belgica and served as the capital of the Gallic Empire under the emperors Tetricus I and II from 271 to 274. Dates of operation: 294 - 395, 408 - 413 and c. 430. mint marks: SMTR, TR, TRE, TROB, TRPS.
RS28409. Billonantoninianus, RIC V 318, Mairat 154-9, Schulzki AGK 52a, RSC IV 215b, SRCV III 10966, Choice gVF, toned, weight 2.849 g, maximum diameter 22.2 mm, die axis 0o, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 5th emission, 268 A.D.; obverse IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassedbust right; reversePAX AVG, Pax standing left, extending olive branch in right, transverse scepter in left; $40.00 (30.00)
Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Comnenus, 8 April 1143 - 24 September 1180 A.D.
Saint George (c. 275-281- April 23, 303) was a soldier of the Roman Empire from Anatolia, who was venerated as a Christian martyr. Immortalized in the tale of George and the Dragon, he is the patron saint of England, Greece, Portugal, Russia, and many other countries, cities and organizations. -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George
BZ45637. Bronze half tetarteron, SBCV 1980; DOC IV, part 1, 23, VF, weight 1.565 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain Greek mint, 1152 - c. 1160 A.D.; obverse Θ / Γ/ε−ωP/ΓI/OC (or similar), bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass, and sagion, spear in right, shield in left; reverse MANYH ∆εCΠOT, Manuel, bust facing, wearing crown and loros, labarum in right, globus cruciger in left; nice green patina, crack; $40.00 (30.00)
Odessos, Thrace, c. 270 - 200 B.C.
Odessos (Varna, Bulgaria today) was in the Delian league in the 5th century B.C. Philip II besieged it unsuccessfully in 339 but it surrendered to his son Alexander the Great in 335. In 313 B.C., Odessos rebelled against Lysimachus, in coalition with other Pontic cities and the Getae.
GB48792. Bronze AE 15, AMNG I/II 2196, SNG BM 297, VF, weight 3.252 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 0o, Odessos mint, obverse diademed head of Apollo right; reverse river god reclining left, right on knee, cornucopia in left, resting on left elbow, thymiaterion at feet, O∆HΣITΩN in ex, monogram and upside down amphora above; $40.00 (30.00)
Gallienus, August 253 - 24 March 268 A.D.
In 259 A.D., an enormous force of Alamanni warriors crossed the Alps into Italy. With an un-walled city and the legions away, the Senate hastily prepared the plebs for combat. This citizen army held off the Alamanni while Gallienus and the legions hastened back. At the Battle of Milan, 300,000 Alamanni fell in a single day. For his total victory, Gallienus received the title GermanicusMaximus.
RS57919. Silveredantoninianus, RIC V 458, RSC IV 820b, VF, weight 2.302 g, maximum diameter 20.8 mm, die axis 0o, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, 259 A.D.; obverse IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate head right; reverseP M TR P VII COS, emperor standing left, togate and veiled, with patera in right sacrificing over tripod-altar, short scepter in left, P in ex; $40.00 (30.00)
Trebonianus Gallus, June or July 251 - July or August 253 A.D.
Felicitas was the goddess or personification of good luck and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire, and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.
BB62432. Billonantoninianus, Cohen 41, RIC IV 34A corr. (scepter vice cornucopia), aVF, green patina, weight 3.245 g, maximum diameter 19.9 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, obverse IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassedbust right, from behind; reverseFELICITASPVBLICA, Felicitas standing left, caduceus in right, transverse scepter in left, left elbow on column behind; $40.00 (30.00)
Honorius, 23 January 393 - 15 August 423 A.D.
Referring to crude examples of this type (such as our coin), Kent notes in RIC X that it is possible the type was resumed after the fall of the usurper Priscus Attalus. Attalus held the title of emperor with Visigothic support in Rome, during 409, and later in Bordeaux in 414. His two reigns lasted only a few months; the first ended when Alaric believed it was hampering his negotiations with Honorius, and the second ended after he was abandoned by the Visigoths. Attalus was captured, paraded Honorius' triumph in Rome in 416, and exiled to the Lipari Islands.
BB62693. Bronze AE 11, cf. RIC X 1277, see pp. 140 - 141 (noting it is possible this type was resumed after Attalus' fall), F, weight 1.467 g, maximum diameter 10.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, c. 409 - 423 A.D.; obverse D N HONORIVS P F AVG (blundered), diademed and draped bust right; reverseVRBS ROMA FELIX (blundered), Roma standing facing, head right, holding trophy in right, Victory on globe presenting wreath in left, shield leaning against left leg, OF - S flanking across field, RM in ex; $40.00 (30.00)
Amastris, Paphlagonia, c. 85 - 65 B.C.
Amastris was a Persian princess, a niece of the Persian King Darius III. Her second husband was Dionysius, tyrant of Heraclea Pontica, in Bithynia. She bore him two sons, Clearchus II and Oxyathres. After the death of Dionysius, in 306 B.C., she became guardian of their children and ruler of Heraclea. Amastris married Lysimachus in 302 B.C.; however, Lysimachus soon abandoned her and married Arsinoe II. She founded the city Amastris, on the sea-coast of Paphlagonia, shortly after 300 B.C. by conquering and combining four smaller towns: Sesamus, Cromna, Cytorus and Tium. Tium later regained its autonomy, but the other three remained part of the city of Amastris' territory. She was drowned by her two sons about 284 B.C.
GB63142. Bronze AE 22, SNG Stancomb 737; cf. SNG BM 1316 var; SNG Cop 308-9; BMC Pontus p. 85, 9; SNGvA 157 (monogram), aVF, flan adjustment marks, weight 7.630 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 0o, Amastris mint, c. 85 - 65 B.C.; obverseaegis with facing head of Gorgon in center; reverse AMAΣ−TPEΩΣ, Nike advancing right, holding palm across shoulders, ∆AK monogram left; $40.00 (30.00)
Perga, Pamphylia, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Perga was the capital of Pamphylia. Today it is a large site of ancient ruins, 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) east of Antalya on the southwestern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. During the Hellenistic period, Perga was one of the richest and most beautiful cities in the ancient world, famous for its temple of Artemis. It also is notable as the home of the renowned mathematician Apollonius of Perga.
GB67176. Bronze AE 18, SNG BnF 355 - 361, Klein 619, SNG Cop 310 (2nd - 1st c. B,C), SNGvA 4649, BMC Lycia 15, aF, corrosion, weight 3.920 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 180o, Perga mint, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.; obversesphinx seated right, curved wings, kalathos on head; reverse Pamphylian inscription: NANAΨAΣ / ΠPEIIAΣ, Artemis standing left, wearing short chiton and hunting boots, wreath in right, scepter vertical behind in left; $40.00 (30.00)
Valerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D.
Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people, and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
RS64701. Billonantoninianus, RIC V 285 (Antioch), Göbl MIR 1684l (Samosata), Cohen 152, SRCV III 9955 (uncertain Syrian mint), aVF, weight 2.873 g, maximum diameter 21.9 mm, die axis 180o, Syrian mint, 256 - 258 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassedbust right; reversePIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus standing confronted, sacrificing over altar between them, each togate and holding short scepter; $40.00 (30.00)
The American Numismatic Society Museum Notes II (ANSMN 2)
A scarcer early year often priced over $50.
BK65110. The American Numismatic Society Museum Notes II (ANSMN 2), The American Numismatic Society, 1947, paperback, 118 pages, 19 pages of plates, USED, working copy; $40.00 (30.00)