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SP50711. 5 Roman Bronze Coins of 5 Different Emperors, each coin comes with a tag providing a description, attribution and historical information, 5 coins with a total price over $75 will be selected by Forum Staff from our online shop; $75.00 (66.00)


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; $110.00 (96.80)


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 (40.48)


Amisos, Pontos, c. 120 - 100 B.C.

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Amisos was settled c. 760 - 750 B.C. by people from Miletus, who established a flourishing trade relationship with the ancient peoples of Anatolia. Amisos came under the rule of the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great's Macedonian Empire, and then the Kingdom of Pontus. The Romans took control in 47 B.C. and Amisos remained within the Byzantine Empire after the fall of Rome. In 1200, the city was captured by the Seljuks, to be later taken over by the Ilhanlilar. Amisos today is Samsun, a city of about half a million people on the north coast of Turkey.
GB53273. Bronze AE 26, BMC Pontus p. 20, 80, SNG Ashmolean 65, SNG Stancomb 669, SNG BM 1135, SNG Cop 131, SNGvA 58, F, weight 19.895 g, maximum diameter 25.9 mm, die axis 0o, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, c. 120 - 100 B.C.; obverse head right, wearing leather cap; reverse AMI−ΣOY, quiver; scarce; $45.50 (40.04)


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 (39.60)


Carinus, First Half 283 - Spring 285 A.D.

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The Roman poet Ovid tells the story of the Phoenix: 'Most beings spring from other individuals; but there is a certain kind which reproduces itself. The Assyrians call it the Phoenix. It does not live on fruit or flowers, but on frankincense and odoriferous gums. When it has lived five hundred years, it builds itself a nest in the branches of an oak, or on the top of a palm tree. In this it collects cinnamon and spikenard, and myrrh, and of these materials builds a pile on which it deposits itself, and dying, breathes out its last breath amidst odors. From the body of the parent bird, a young Phoenix issues forth, destined to live as long a life as its predecessor. When this has grown up and gained sufficient strength, it lifts its nest from the tree (its own cradle and its parent's sepulcher), and carries it to the city of Heliopolis in Egypt, and deposits it in the temple of the Sun.'
RB50696. Billon antoninianus, RIC V, part 2, 244; Cohen VI 10; Pink VI-2, pp. 38 - 39; SRCV III 12340; Hunter IV -, aVF, weight 3.089 g, maximum diameter 21.9 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Rome mint, 5th emission, 284 - 285 A.D.; obverse IMP CARINVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse AETERNIT AVG, Aeternitas standing left, Phoenix on globe in right hand, raising robe with left, KAΓ in exergue; $45.00 (39.60)


Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, 400 - 350 B.C.

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The city of Krannon, named for the son of Poseidon, was located in Thessaly near the source of the river Onchestus. It was the home of the powerful Scopadae family.
GB49812. Bronze dichalkon, BCD Thessaly 1081.1 var; Rogers 182 var; SNG Cop 39 - 40 var; BMC Thessaly p. 17, 7 var; SGCV I 2075 (various ethnic arrangements), F, weight 4.179 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 270o, Krannon mint, obverse laureate head of Poseidon right; reverse K−PA−[N−NI] (clockwise starting at 3:00, P and first N reversed), horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys, trident below; nice green patina, ex BCD collection with his handwritten round tag; unpublished variety; $45.00 (39.60)


Licinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.

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Open civil war between Constantine and Licinius broke in 316 when Constantine invaded Licinius' Balkan provinces. Licinius fled to Adrianople where he collected a second army, under the command of Valerius Valens whom he raised to the rank of Augustus. Constantine defeated Licinius at the Battle of Campus Ardiensis, but the victory was indecisive. A treaty between Constantine and Licinius was concluded at Serdica on 1 March, 317. The peace lasted for about seven years.
RL51649. Billon follis, RIC VII Trier 121, SRCV IV 15194, Cohen VII 49, EF, weight 3.829 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 316 A.D.; obverse IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse GENIO POP ROM, Genio standing left, patera in right, cornucopia in left, T left, F right, BTR in exergue; $45.00 (39.60)


Macedonian Kingdom, Perseus, 179 - 168 B.C.

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Perseus of Macedonia was the last king of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the successor state in Macedonia created after the death of Alexander the Great. After losing the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 B.C., Macedonia came under Roman rule.

The hero Perseus, the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths in the cult of the Twelve Olympians. Perseus was the hero who killed Medusa and claimed Andromeda, having rescued her from a sea monster.
GB56586. Bronze AE 19, SNG Mnchen 1274 ff., SNG Cop 1275, SNG Alpha Bank 1142 cor., SNG Dreer -, aVF, weight 4.125 g, maximum diameter 15.0 mm, die axis 0o, Pella or Amphipolis mint, c. 179 - 168 B.C.; obverse head of hero Perseus right, wearing winged helmet peaked with griffin head, harpa across shoulder; reverse eagle standing half-left on thunderbolt, head right, wings open, B - A over Π−E flanking across field, star in exergue; $45.00 (39.60)


Tarsos, Cilicia, 164 - 27 B.C.

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GB56754. Bronze AE 16, SNG Levante 973, cf. SNG BnF 1370 - 1371, cf. SNG Cop 346 (below club off flan), F, earthen highlights, weight 3.395 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 0o, Tarsos mint, 164 - 27 B.C.; obverse club tied with fillets, MH−TPO (ligate, unstruck but slight trace), AYΣIAΣ below, all within oak wreath; reverse Zeus seated left, Nike in right, long scepter vertical behind in left, TAPΣEΩN (unstruck) behind; scarce; $45.00 (39.60)




    



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