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Maroneia, Thrace, c. 189 - 49 B.C.

|Maroneia|, |Maroneia,| |Thrace,| |c.| |189| |-| |49| |B.C.||AE| |21|NEW
Maroneia was on the Aegean coast about midway between the mouths of the Hebrus and the Nestus rivers. The city was named after Maron, sometimes identified as a son of Dionysos, who in the Odyssey gives Odysseus the wine with which he intoxicates Polyphemos. Maroneia was famous for its wine, which was esteemed everywhere and was said to possess the odor of nectar.
GB111733. Bronze AE 21, cf. Schnert-Geiss Maroneia 1678; HGC 3.2 1540 BMC Thrace p. 131, 83 ff. (Apollo); SNG Cop 635, VF/F, green patina, obv. off center, part of edge ragged, weight 8.937 g, maximum diameter 24.3 mm, die axis 30o, Maroneia (Maroneia-Sapes, Greece) mint, c. 189 - 49 B.C.; obverse young male head right (Dionysus?); reverse Asklepios standing slightly left, head left, serpent-entwined staff in right hand, left hand on hip, two monograms arranged vertically upper left, MAΡΩNITΩN downward on right; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00


Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of Marcus Aurelius, Augusta, Traianopolis, Thrace

|Roman| |Thrace| |&| |Black| |Sea|, |Faustina| |Junior,| |Augusta| |146| |-| |Winter| |175/176| |A.D.,| |Wife| |of| |Marcus| |Aurelius,| |Augusta,| |Traianopolis,| |Thrace||AE| |22|NEW
Traianopolis (Traianoupoli, Greece today) was founded by the Romans and, of course, named after Emperor Trajan. In the Roman period, the city was famous for its baths. In the 4th century, it became the capital of the province of Rhodope.
RP111729. Bronze AE 22, Schnert-Geiss MATT 17, RPC Online IV.1 T1931 (4 specimens), vA Phryg II 1484, Varbanov II -, aVF, well centered, green patina, a bit rough, central dimples, weight 5.878 g, maximum diameter 21.7 mm, die axis 180o, Traianopolis (Traianoupoli, Greece) mint, obverse ΦAVCTEINA CEBAC, draped bust right; reverse TPAIANΠOΛEITΩ, Homonoia standing left, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; first specimen of this type handled by Forum; rare; $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Tyana, Cappadocia

|Cappadocia|, |Hadrian,| |11| |August| |117| |-| |10| |July| |138| |A.D.,| |Tyana,| |Cappadocia||AE| |19|NEW
Tyana was an ancient city in the Anatolian region of Cappadocia. Under Caracalla the city became Antoniana colonia Tyana. After having sided with Queen Zenobia of Palmyra it was captured by Aurelian in 272, who would not allow his soldiers to sack it, allegedly because Apollo appeared to him, pleading for its safety. The ruins of Tyana are at modern Kemerhisar, three miles south of Nigde. There are remains of a Roman aqueduct and of cave cemeteries and sepulchral grottoes.
RP111720. Bronze AE 19, RPC III 2956; Henseler 1517; Waddington 6805; cf. Cox Tarsus p. 59, 234 & Pl. XI (year 21), gF, green patina, porous, scratches, light earthen deposits, tight flan, weight 5.839 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 0o, Tyana (Kemerhisar, Turkey) mint, 135 - 136 A.D.; obverse AYTO KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC, laureate head right; reverse TYANEΩN TΩN ΠP TA IEP ACY AYTO, Athena standing slightly left, head left, Victory bearing wreath and palm frond in right hand, left hand resting on grounded shield, vertical spear resting against shield, ET-K (year 20) across fields; $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00


Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Laodicea ad Lycum, Phrygia

|Laodicea| |ad| |Lycus|, |Caracalla,| |28| |January| |198| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.,| |Laodicea| |ad| |Lycum,| |Phrygia||medallion| |AE| |35|NEW
Laodicea on the Lycus was on the river Lycus (Curuksu), in Lydia, later the Roman Province of Phrygia Pacatiana, now near the modern city of Denizli, Turkey. It was home to one of the Seven churches of Asia in the Book of Revelation. In 2013 the archaeological site was identified as a of World Heritage Site. Its ruins attest to its former greatness. Its many buildings include a stadium, baths, temples, a gymnasium, theaters, and a bouleuterion (Senate House). On the eastern side, the line of the ancient wall may be distinctly traced, with the remains of the Ephesus gate; there are streets traversing the town, flanked by colonnades and numerous pedestals. North of the town, towards the Lycus, are many sarcophagi, with their covers lying near them, partly embedded in the ground, and all having been long since rifled.
RP111724. Bronze medallion AE 35, BMC Phrygia p. 315, 224; SNG Cop 588, gF, dark green patina, scratches, scattered porosity, weight 4.075 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 180o, Laodicea ad Lycus (near Denizli, Turkey) mint, c. 198 - 204 A.D.; obverse AVK M ANTΩNEI, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ΛAOΔ-I-KEΩN, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder by tiller in right hand, cornucopia in left; first example of this type handled by FORVM, ex Demos auction 13 (21 Oct 2022), lot 532; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00


Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Alexandria Troas, Troas

|Troas|, |Caracalla,| |28| |January| |198| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.,| |Alexandria| |Troas,| |Troas||as|NEW
Alexandria Troas was founded by Antigonus around 310 B.C. with the name Antigoneia. He populated his new city with the inhabitants of Cebren, Colone, Hamaxitus, Neandria, and Scepsis. About 300 B.C., Lysimachus improved the city and re-named it Alexandreia.
RP111718. Bronze as, Bellinger A298 var. (legends). SNGvA 7559 var. (legends, bust), BMC Troas -, gF, dark green patina, slightly rough, parts of legends obscure (verified from die match), weight 6.632 g, maximum diameter 23.9 mm, die axis 180o, Alexandria Troas (Eski Stambul, Turkey) mint, 28 Jan 198 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; obverse M AVPE ANTONINOC (sic!), laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse COL ALEXAN AVG, Apollo standing left, leaning forward, right foot on base, laurel branch downward in right hand, right forearm resting on knee, left hand on hip; rare variant; $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00


Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Uncertain Mint, Anatolia or Syria

|Roman| |Asia|, |Augustus,| |16| |January| |27| |B.C.| |-| |19| |August| |14| |A.D.,| |Uncertain| |Mint,| |Anatolia| |or| |Syria||AE| |27|
The mint, the quaestor who struck this type, and even the identity of the person in the portrait remain uncertain. The type has previously been attributed to Macedonia and the portrait identified as Brutus (Friedlander) or Caesar (Grant). David Sear notes the type has never been found in Macedonia. Finds point to Syria or Anatolia. It is possible that the type was issued, with his own portrait, by Sosius, a general under Marc Antony who was quaestor in 39 B.C. Much more likely, however, the portrait is of Augustus.
RP111713. Bronze AE 27, RPC I 5409; Sear CRI 957 (Syria); AMNG II 29 (Pella), F, dark green patina, weight 18.142 g, maximum diameter 27.4 mm, die axis 0o, uncertain Anatolian or Syrian mint, c. 39 B.C.(?); obverse bare head right; reverse hasta (spear), sella quaestoria (quaestor's seat of office), and fiscus (imperial treasury), Q (quaestor) below; previously a rare type but recent finds have made it easier to acquire; $250.00 SALE PRICE $225.00


Kyrene, Kyrenaica, North Africa, c. 120 - 96 B.C.

|Kyrenaica|, |Kyrene,| |Kyrenaica,| |North| |Africa,| |c.| |120| |-| |96| |B.C.||obol|
From the time of the late reign of Ptolemy VIII to that of Ptolemy Apion. Ptolemy Apion was a son of Ptolemy VIII, perhaps by an Egyptian concubine. This makes him a half-brother of Ptolemy IX and X. He died without an heir and left his kingdom to Rome.
GP111957. Bronze obol, cf. Svoronos Pl. XLVI, 23 - 25 (Ptolemy V), SNG Cop 438 (Ptolemy IV - VIII, c. 221 - 140 B.C.), VF, earthen encrustations, off center, sprue remnant, obv. edge beveled, central dimples, weight 4.390 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 0o, Kyrene (near Shahhat, Libya) mint, c. 120 - 96 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ptolemy Soter right with aegis; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, head of Isis right, hair in formal curls down neck, cornucopia below chin; $65.00 SALE PRICE $58.50


Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Caesaraea-Eusebia, Cappadocia

|Cappadocia|, |Severus| |Alexander,| |13| |March| |222| |-| |March| |235| |A.D.,| || |Caesaraea-Eusebia,| |Cappadocia||AE| |23|
Kayseri, Turkey was originally named Mazaca. It was renamed Eusebia by Ariarathes V Eusebes, King of Cappadocia, 163 - 130 B.C. The last king of Cappadocia, King Archelaus, renamed it "Caesarea in Cappadocia" to honor Caesar Augustus upon his death in 14 A.D. Muslim Arabs slightly modified the name into Kaisariyah, which became Kayseri when the Seljuk Turks took control, c. 1080 A.D.
RP111838. Bronze AE 23, Ganschow 823z; Hensler 1237; RPC VI Online 6823/46; Sydenham Caesarea 575 var. (obv. leg.); SNG Cop 296 var. (same); SNGvA 6518 var. (same), F, green patina, highlighting earthen deposits, porosity, minor flaw on rev. edge, weight 7.583 g, maximum diameter 21.1 mm, die axis 0o, Cappadocia, Caesaraea-Eusebia (Kayseri, Turkey) mint, 226 - 227 A.D.; obverse AY K C CEOYHP - AΛEΞANΔ, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind; reverse inscription in five lines: MH/TPOΠO/ΛEWC K/AICAPI/AC ET S (Metropolis Caesarea, year 6); $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00


Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Acmoneia, Phrygia

|Other| |Phrygia|, |Nero,| |13| |October| |54| |-| |9| |June| |68| |A.D.,| |Acmoneia,| |Phrygia||AE| |19|
Acmoneia was located on a small tributary of the river Sindros, about six miles west of Diocleia. Struck by magistrate L. Servinius Capito, third issue. There was a local cult of Asklepios
RP111812. Bronze AE 19, SNGvA 3373 (same c/m); RPC Online I 3176.25 (same); BMC Phrygia 43; SNG Cop 29; c/m: Howgego 241 (12 pcs), aF, green patina, scratches, burnished, porous, weight 4.573 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 0o, Akmonia (Ahat Koyu, Turkey) mint, c. 65 A.D.; obverse NEPWNA CEBACTON AKMONEIC, laureate head right with aegis, crescent above, winged caduceus below; countermark: Asklepios standing, holding serpent-encircled staff, in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 9 mm; reverse CEPOYHNIOY KAΠITWNOC KAI IOYΛIAC CEOYHPAC, Zeus enthroned left, phiale extended in right, resting left on long scepter vertical, owl under throne, EΠI APX TO Γ right; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00


Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Caesaraea-Eusebia, Cappadocia

|Cappadocia|, |Severus| |Alexander,| |13| |March| |222| |-| |March| |235| |A.D.,| || |Caesaraea-Eusebia,| |Cappadocia||AE| |23|
Kayseri, Turkey was originally named Mazaca. It was renamed Eusebia by Ariarathes V Eusebes, King of Cappadocia, 163 - 130 B.C. The last king of Cappadocia, King Archelaus, renamed it "Caesarea in Cappadocia" to honor Caesar Augustus upon his death in 14 A.D. Muslim Arabs slightly modified the name into Kaisariyah, which became Kayseri when the Seljuk Turks took control, c. 1080 A.D.
RP111817. Bronze AE 23, Ganschow 823h; RPC VI Online 6823/32; Sydenham Caesarea 575; SNG Cop 296 var. (obv. leg.); SNGvA 6518 var. (same), F, well centered, dark green-brown patina, highlighting earthen deposits, weight 8.335 g, maximum diameter 22.5 mm, die axis 180o, Cappadocia, Caesaraea-Eusebia (Kayseri, Turkey) mint, 226 - 227 A.D.; obverse AY K C CEOYH - AΛEΞANΔ, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind; reverse inscription in five lines: MH/TPOΠO/ΛEWC K/AICAPI/AC ET S (Metropolis Caesarea, year 6); $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00











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