SP50711. 5 Roman Bronze Coins of 5 Different Emperors, each coin with a tag providing a description, attribution and historical information, 5 coins with a total over $75 will be selected by Staff from our online shop; $75.00 (€66.00)
Ptolemaic Kyrenaica, Ptolemy III - Ptolemy II (Physcon), 246 - 116 B.C.
Alexander the Great received tribute from the cities of Kyrenaica after he took . Kyrenaica was annexed by Ptolemy I . 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 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, 874 (Ptolemy II, 1 specimen), cf. 445 (Ptolemy III), 105 (Ptolemy V), 130 (Ptolemy III), 484 (uncertain date), VF, 0.881 g, maximum 12.0 mm, 0o, Kyrene mint, 246 - 116 B.C.; diademed of Ptolemy I right, wearing ; of right, wearing , below chin; $110.00 (€96.80)
The First Jewish Revolt, 66 - 70 A.D.
By 68, Jewish resistance in the had been crushed. made Maritima his headquarters and methodically proceeded to clear the coast.
JD76926. Bronze , 1360, , 2.499 g, maximum 17.1 mm, Jerusalem mint, year 2, 67 - 68 A.D.; with broad rim and two handles, year 2 (in Hebrew) around; vine leaf on small branch, the freedom of Zion (in Hebrew) around; ex (2004); $46.00 (€40.48)
Amisos, Pontos, c. 120 - 100 B.C.
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 . The Romans took control in 47 B.C. and Amisos remained within the 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 coast of Turkey. GB53273. Bronze AE 26, p. 20, 80, 65, 669, 1135, 131, 58, F, 19.895 g, maximum 25.9 mm, 0o, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, c. 120 - 100 B.C.; right, wearing leather cap; AMI−ΣOY, quiver; ; $45.50 (€40.04)
, 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 (€39.60)
, First Half 283 - Spring 285 A.D.
The Roman poet Ovid tells the story of the : 'Most beings spring from other individuals; but there is a certain kind which reproduces itself. The Assyrians call it the . 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 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 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 in , and deposits it in the temple of the Sun.'RB50696. , , 2, 244; 10; , pp. 38 - 39; 12340; -, aVF, 3.089 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 180o, 3rd , Rome mint, 5th emission, 284 - 285 A.D.; IMP CARINVS , and right; AETERNIT AVG, standing left, on globe in right hand, raising robe with left, KAΓ in ; $45.00 (€39.60)
Krannon, , , 400 - 350 B.C.
The city of Krannon, named for the son of Poseidon, was located in near the source of the river Onchestus. It was the home of the powerful Scopadae family.GB49812. Bronze , 1081.1 var; 182 var; 39 - 40 var; p. 17, 7 var; 2075 (various arrangements), F, 4.179 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 270o, Krannon mint, laureate of Poseidon right; K−PA−[N−NI] (clockwise starting at 3:00, P and first N reversed), horseman galloping right, wearing and , trident below; nice green , ex with his handwritten round tag; unpublished variety; $45.00 (€39.60)
, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.
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 whom he raised to the rank of . Constantine defeated Licinius at the Battle of Campus Ardiensis, but the was indecisive. A treaty between Constantine and Licinius was concluded at on 1 March, 317. The peace lasted for about seven years.RL51649. , Trier 121, 15194, 49, EF, 3.829 g, maximum 20.7 mm, 0o, 2nd , (Trier, Germany) mint, 316 A.D.; IMP LICINIVS , laureate and right; , Genio standing left, in right, in left, T left, F right, BTR in ; $45.00 (€39.60)
, Perseus, 179 - 168 B.C.
Perseus of was the last of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the successor state in created after the death of Alexander the Great. After losing the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 B.C., came under Roman rule.
The hero Perseus, the legendary founder of 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 . Perseus was the hero who killed and claimed Andromeda, having rescued her from a sea monster. GB56586. Bronze AE 19, 1274 ff., 1275, 1142 cor., -, aVF, 4.125 g, maximum 15.0 mm, 0o, or Amphipolis mint, c. 179 - 168 B.C.; of hero Perseus right, wearing winged helmet peaked with , across shoulder; standing half-left on thunderbolt, right, wings open, B - A over Π−E flanking across , in ; $45.00 (€39.60)
Tarsos, , 164 - 27 B.C.
GB56754. Bronze AE 16, 973, cf. 1370 - 1371, cf. 346 (below club off ), F, earthen highlights, 3.395 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 0o, Tarsos mint, 164 - 27 B.C.; club tied with fillets, MH−TPO ( , unstruck but slight trace), AYΣIAΣ below, all within oak wreath; Zeus seated left, in right, long vertical behind in left, TAPΣEΩN (unstruck) behind; ; $45.00 (€39.60)
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