, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D.
In 292, the Roman general was proclaimed emperor in . For two years he ruled over , but in 294 his rebellion was crushed by Emperor .RS60443. , 435; , 2, 34; cf. 35 (1st ); 12658 var. ( ), EF, near full , , 2.795 g, maximum 22.4 mm, 0o, ( , France) mint, 292 A.D.; IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, , draped and right; IOVI , seated left, on globe in right hand, long behind in left, uncertain letter in ; $49.00 (€43.61)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, III and Ptolemy IX II (Lathyros), c. 116 - 110 B.C.
After Ptolemy died in 116 B.C., III ruled with her mother 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 III murdered and then ruled alone or with his niece and wife, Berenice III.GP66505. Bronze AE 12, 1720 (Ptolemy X), 171, 541, -, -, VF, 1.376 g, maximum 12.1 mm, 45o, Kyrene mint, 116 - 110 B.C.; of Zeus-Ammon right; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (beginning at 5:00), headdress of , E-W/Θ−Σ across fields; $49.00 (€43.61)
, 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 (€40.05)
, 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 , 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 (€40.05)
, 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 (€40.05)
, 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 (€40.05)
Krannon, , , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
In 322 B.C., at Krannon, , the Macedonian general Antipater decisively defeated an anti-Macedonian 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 of Mounychia.GB49227. Bronze , 196, p. 16, 4; cf. 43; 2073, gF, green , 3.449 g, maximum 18.1 mm, Krannon mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; horseman galloping right, wearing and ; K-PA/NNO, (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart; ex with his hand-written round tag; $45.00 (€40.05)
, , c. 281 - 200 B.C.
speculates the kings depicted on this series are Ptolemy III, IV, or V.GP54278. Bronze AE 19, 929, 740 (different portrait ), 380 (different portrait ), -, -, -, F, rough, scratches, 4.072 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 0o, mint, c. 281 - 200 B.C.; of Ptolemy III right; AB∆H−PITΩN, recumbent to left, and pellet before; ; $45.00 (€40.05)
Korykos, , 1st Century B.C.
Korykos (Corycus) was the 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.
was the messenger of the gods and the god of commerce and thieves. He was the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia. His include the and winged sandals.GB56751. Bronze AE 21, 1086 - 1091, 797, 5677, 116, F, green with earthen highlights, 5.885 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 0o, Korykos (Kizkalesi, Turkey) mint, Roman rule, 1st century B.C.; turreted of right, AN behind; KΩPYKIΩTΩN, standing left, wearing , in right, in left, ∆I/NI/AN on left; $45.00 (€40.05)
Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zabinas, 128 - 122 B.C.
Zabinas claimed to be an adoptive son of , but may have been the son of an Egyptian merchant. He was used as a pawn by the Egyptian Ptolemy II (Physcon). Zabinas managed to defeat Demetrius II and thereafter ruled parts of , but soon ran out of Egyptian support and was defeated by Demetrius' son Antiochus 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 , , which was held in the hand of a Zeus statue, saying "Zeus has given me ." 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, II 2233(1)a; 2300; p. 83, 17; 1163, VF, nice , 6.530 g, maximum 20.6 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, series 3, 125 - 122 B.C.; and diademed of Alexander II right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, standing left, in extended right, spear vertical behind in left, at base of spear, EY over in inner left ; $45.00 (€40.05)
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