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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)

Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.

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On 1 March 317, Constantine and Licinius elevated their sons Crispus, Constantine II (still a baby) and Licinius II to Caesars. After this arrangement Constantine ruled the dioceses Pannonia and Macedonia, and established his residence at Sirmium, from where he prepared a campaign against the Goths and Sarmatians.
RL43300. Billon reduced follis, RIC VII Trier 143, SRCV V 17134, Cohen VII 143, EF, hair struck a bit soft, weight 3.495 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 317 A.D.; obverse FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN N C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Constantine II standing right holding transverse spear in right and globe in left hand, F left, T right, BTR in exergue; $45.00 (40.05)

Tacitus, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.

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Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian. He was the father of Romulus and Remus, 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 Martius), and in October, which began and ended the season for military campaigning and farming.
RB46795. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 3329, Bastien IX 100, RIC V 30, Bastien IX 100, BnF XII 1504, Venra -, VF, well centered, some silvering, weight 3.574 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, issue 7, May - Jun 276 A.D.; obverse IMP CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from front; reverse MARS VICTOR, Mars walking right, nude but for cloak flying behind, spear in right and trophy in left across shoulder, inverted B left, * right; scarce; $45.00 (40.05)

Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

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In 277 Probus began his campaign in Gaul, clearing the Goths and Germanic tribes from the province.
RA46831. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V, part 2, 816, Choice VF, weight 4.683 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 180o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 277 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, radiate bust left in consular robe, eagle tipped scepter in right; reverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars walking right, nude but for helmet and cloak flying behind, transverse spear in right hand, trophy over shoulder in left, P lower right, XXI in exergue; extensive silvering, full circles centering, nicer than photo suggest; $45.00 (40.05)

Tacitus, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.

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Salus was the Roman goddess of health. She was Hygieia to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of Aesculapius, the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father Asclepius learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one serpent 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. Silvered antoninianus, MER-RIC 3368, BnF XII 1653, Venra 1307 - 1328 (LV 1859), RIC V 158 corr., VF, perfect centering, some silvering, some earthen encrustation, weight 3.991 g, maximum diameter 21.9 mm, die axis 0o, 3rd officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 1st emission, Nov - Dec 275 A.D.; obverse IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse SALVS AVG, Salus seated left, feeding snake rising from altar, T in exergue; $45.00 (40.05)

Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, c. 350 - 300 B.C.

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In 322 B.C., at Krannon, Thessaly, the Macedonian general Antipater decisively defeated an anti-Macedonian alliance of the Athenians, Aetolians, Thessalians, the Phoceans, the Lokrians and some Peloponnesian states. After the defeat, Athens was forced to abolish its democracy, the leaders responsible for the war were sentenced to death and a Macedonian garrison was stationed at the port of Mounychia.
GB49227. Bronze dichalkon, Rogers Thessaly 196, BMC Thessaly p. 16, 4; cf. SNG Cop 43; SGCV I 2073, gF, green patina, weight 3.449 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, Krannon mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; obverse horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys; reverse K-PA/NNO, hydria (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart; ex BCD collection with his hand-written round tag; $45.00 (40.05)

Abdera, Thrace, c. 281 - 200 B.C.

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SNG Copenhagen speculates the kings depicted on this series are Ptolemy III, IV, or V.
GP54278. Bronze AE 19, Svoronos 929, Lindgren 740 (different portrait style), SNG Cop 380 (different portrait style), RPC II -, BMC Thrace -, AMNG II -, F, rough, scratches, weight 4.072 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 0o, Abdera mint, c. 281 - 200 B.C.; obverse head of Ptolemy III right; reverse AB∆H−PITΩN, griffin recumbent to left, star and pellet before; rare; $45.00 (40.05)

Korykos, Cilicia, 1st Century B.C.

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Korykos (Corycus) was the port for Seleucia, an important harbor and commercial town. The Romans defeated the fleet of Antiochus the Great near Korykos, in 191 B.C. In Roman imperial times emperors usually kept a fleet there to watch over the pirates.

Hermes was the messenger of the gods and the god of commerce and thieves. He was the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia. His symbols include the caduceus and winged sandals.
GB56751. Bronze AE 21, SNG BnF 1086 - 1091, SNG Levante 797, SNGvA 5677, SNG Cop 116, F, green patina with earthen highlights, weight 5.885 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 0o, Korykos (Kizkalesi, Turkey) mint, Roman rule, 1st century B.C.; obverse turreted head of Tyche right, AN behind; reverse KΩPYKIΩTΩN, Hermes standing left, wearing petasos, phiale in right, kerykeion in left, ∆I/NI/AN on left; $45.00 (40.05)

Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zabinas, 128 - 122 B.C.

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Zabinas claimed to be an adoptive son of Antiochus VII, but may have been the son of an Egyptian merchant. He was used as a pawn by the Egyptian king Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Physcon). Zabinas managed to defeat Demetrius II and thereafter ruled parts of Syria, but soon ran out of Egyptian support and was defeated by Demetrius' son Antiochus VIII Grypus. As a last resort, Zabinas plundered the temples of Antioch. He is said to have joked about melting down a statuette of the goddess of victory, Nike, which was held in the hand of a Zeus statue, saying "Zeus has given me Victory." Enraged by his impiety, the Antiochenes expelled Zabinas, who was captured and executed soon after. "Zabinas" is a derogatory name meaning "the bought one," implying he was Ptolemy's slave.
GB57099. Bronze AE 20, Houghton-Lorber II 2233(1)a; SNG Spaer 2300; BMC Seleucid p. 83, 17; HGC 9 1163, VF, nice patina, weight 6.530 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, series 3, 125 - 122 B.C.; obverse radiate and diademed head of Alexander II right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Athena standing left, Nike in extended right, spear vertical behind in left, shield at base of spear, EY monogram over aphlaston in inner left field; $45.00 (40.05)



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