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The First Jewish Revolt, Year Three, 68 - 69 A.D.
The First Jewish Revolt was triggered in 66 by a massacre of Jews and the desecration of the synagogue in Caesarea. The end came on 4 August 70, when Titus destroyed the Temple. The Jewish fast of Tisha B'Av morns the Fall of Jerusalem annually on this date.
SP56463. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1363, Meshorer TJC 204, Jerusalem mint, year 3, 68 - 69 A.D.; obverseamphora with broad rim and two handles, year 3 (in Hebrew) around; reverse vine leaf on small branch, the freedom of Zion (in Hebrew) around; random selection of a year 3 coin from the coins in the photograph, bargain price!; SOLD Out of Stock!
Lot of 6 Coins, Crusaders, Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, 12th - 13th Century A.D.
Outside the Armenian Highland and distinct from Armenian the Kingdom of Antiquity, Armenian Cilicia was formed by refugees fleeing the Seljuk invasion. In 1198, with the crowning of Levon the Magnificent, Armenian Cilicia became a kingdom. The capital was originally at Tarsus, and later at Sis. Armenian Cilicia thrived economically, with the port of Ayas serving as a center for East to West trade. Armenia adopted Western European feudalism and customs for the nobility including chivalry, fashion, and the use of French titles, names, and language. The fall of Sis and the fortress of Gaban to the Mamluks put an end to the kingdom in 1375. The last king, Levon V, was granted safe passage, and died in exile in Paris.
SP38162. Bronze lot, Cilician Armenia, unattributed, no flips or tags, Fair - Fine, randomly selected by Forum from the coins in the photograph, 6 coin lot; SOLD Out of Stock!
Nevers, France, Mahaut II, 1257 - 1267 A.D.
ME47191. Silver denier, Poey 2141, Boudeau 347, Roberts 4691; c. 0.75g, c. 18mm diameter, F, typical weak strike, obverse + · M · COMITISSA, bar, fleur-de-lis above, two stars below; reverse + NIVERNIS CIVIT, cross pattée; Forum's random selection from the same group as coins in the photograph, one coin; SOLD Out of Stock!
RB11186. Silveredantoninianus, RIC V, part 2, 928, F or better, Tripolis (Tripoli, Lebanon) mint, obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassedbust right; reverseCLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right receiving globe from Jupiter standing left holding scepter, crescent in center, KA in ex; nice coins, some with silvering, one coin, FORVM's random selection of Tripolis mint RIC 928 from the actual coins pictured above; scarce mint; SOLD Out of Stock!
10 Ancient Mostly Silver Coins
Mark Antony legionary denarius, Celticdrachm, CONSECRATIO funeral pyre reversetype, unusual VF counterfeit Septimius Severusdenarius. Only $13 each!
LT14126. lot, 10 ancient mostly silver coins, mostly Roman, may include Celtic and Greek, may include ancient counterfeits (silver plated) or bronze limesdenarii, the actual coins seen in the picture, bargain priced!; SOLD
10 Ancient Roman Imperial Bronze Coins
LT60254. Bronze Lot, unattributed, actual coins in the photograph; SOLD
10 Ancient Roman Imperial Bronze Coins
LT60255. Bronze Lot, unattributed, actual coins in the photograph; SOLD
Valerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D.
Great story coin! The false propaganda on the reverse is particularly ironic considering Valerian's fate. After years of war and great losses, Valerian arranged peace talks with the Sasanian Persian emperor Sapor. He set off with a small group to discuss terms and was never seen again. In Rome it was rumored that Sapor was using his stuffed body as a footstool.
SP66425. Billonantoninianus, Göbl MIR 1700l (Samosata), RIC V 287 (Antioch), SRCV III 9967 (uncertain Syrian mint), Fine or better, Syrian mint, 258 - 260 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassedbust right; reverseRESTITVT ORIENTIS (restorer of the East), turreted female (the Orient) presenting wreath to the Emperor standing left holding spear, pellet in wreath above; Forum's random selection, ONE COIN; SOLD Out of Stock!
ByzantineAnonymous Follis of Christ, Class B, Romanus III or Michael IV, 12 November 1028 - 10 December 1041 A.D.
SP11168. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class B; SBCV 1823; DOC 26, attractive aF or better, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, obverse EMMANOVHΛ, facing bust of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, holding gospels with both hands, to left IC, to right XC; reverseCross on three steps with pellet at each extremity, in fields IS-XS (Jesus Christ) bAS-ILE/bAS-ILE (King of Kings); randomly selected from the actual coins in the photo, one coin; SOLD Out of Stock!
Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
RS01484. Silver denarius, RIC IV 120(c), RSC III 673b, near Very Fine or better, Rome mint, 197 - 198 A.D.; obverse L SEPT SEV PERTAVG IMP X, laureate head right; reverseVICT AVGGCOS II P P, Victory walking left, wreath in right, palm frond in left; one denarius, FORVM's random selection from the coins pictured above; SOLD