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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)

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 (43.12)

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 (43.12)

Volusian, c. November 251 - July or August 253 A.D.

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253 A.D. began the Roman Empire's Period of the Thirty Tyrants during which, again and again, legions on the borders proclaimed their general emperor. In 253, the legions on the Danube made Aemilian emperor. The Roman Senate declared Aemilian an "enemy of the State," but after Trebonianus Gallus and Volusian were defeated and killed by their own troops, the Senate designated him Pontifex Maximus.
RS62197. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 9762, RIC IV 140, RSC IV 92, weight 2.398 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 253 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M TR P IIII COS II, Volusian standing left, branch in right hand, short transverse scepter in left; nicely centered; scarce; $47.51 (41.81)

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)

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 (39.60)

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 Hoard -, 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 (39.60)

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)

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 Hoard 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 (39.60)



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