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Poseidon or Neptune

Lord of the Sea; god of the seas, earthquakes and horses. Symbols include the hippocamp and the trident. Son of Cronus and Rhea. Brother of Zeus and Hades.


Titus, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D.

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Vespasian, in 70 A.D., and Titus, in 71 A.D., both safely returned from the Judaea to Rome by sea voyage. This reverse, copied from Octavian, was struck on coins of both Vespasian and Titus to honor Neptune Redux and thank him for ensuring their safe return.
SH37595. Gold aureus, SRCV I 2418; RIC II-1 Vesp. 365; Cohen I 120; BnF III 65, VF, nice high relief portrait, a few marks, weight 7.068 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, as caesar, 72 - 73 A.D.; obverse T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT, laureate head right; reverse NEP RED, Neptune standing left, foot on globe, acrostolium in right hand, scepter in left hand; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C.

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The bull's horns suggest Demetrius' relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. The portrait is individualized, but evokes the image of Alexander. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins.
SH55017. Silver tetradrachm, Newell 153; cf. SNG Alpha Bank 950 ff., SNG Berry 335 ff., SNG Ashmolean 3248 ff., SNG MŁnchen 1045 ff., SNG Cop 1176 ff. (different controls & mints), VF, weight 16.741 g, maximum diameter 28.6 mm, die axis 225o, Euboea, uncertain mint, c. 290 - 287 B.C.; obverse Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity, Poseidon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram inner left; rare; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C.

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This type was issued in preparation for Demetrios' invasion of Asia Minor. Demetrios was defeated, imprisoned by Seleukos and died in captivity in 283 B.C. The bull's horns suggest his relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. The portrait is individualized, but evokes the image of Alexander. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins. -- www.lawrence.edu
SH75316. Silver tetradrachm, Newell p. 97, 91 and pl. VIII, 12, SNG Cop 1179 var., gVF, superb portrait, tight flan, a few marks, weight 17.018 g, maximum diameter 29.1 mm, die axis 15o, Macedonia, Pella mint, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C.; obverse Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity, Poseidon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), KE monogram left, H right; ex Forum (2007), ex Harlan Berk; SOLD


Pompey the Great, Proconsul, Murdered in 48 B.C., Minted by his son Sextus Pompey

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Struck by Sextus Pompey after his victory over Salvidienus and relates to his acclamation as the Son of Neptune. Although Sextus Pompey was the supreme naval commander, Octavian had the Senate declare him a public enemy. He turned to piracy and came close to defeating Octavian. He was, however, defeated by Marcus Agrippa at the naval battle of Naulochus (3 September 36 B.C.). He was executed by order of Mark Antony in 35 B.C.
SH85112. Silver denarius, Crawford 511/3a, RSC I Pompey the Great 17, Sydenham 1344, BMCRR Sicily 7, Cohen Pompey the Great 18, Sear CRI 344, SRCV I 1392, VF, light toning, luster in recesses, tight flan, die wear, part of edge ragged, weight 3.908 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 180o, Sicilian mint, 42 - 40 B.C.; obverse MAG PIVS IMP ITER, head of Pompey the Great right, between capis and lituus (augural symbols); reverse Neptune standing left, right foot on prow, nude but for chlamys on left arm, holding apluster, flanked by the Catanaean brothers, Anapias and Amphinomus, running in opposite directions with their parents on their shoulders, PRAEF above, CLAS ET ORAE / MARIT EX S C in two lines in exergue; scarce; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C.

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The bull's horns suggest his relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. The portrait is individualized, but evokes the image of Alexander. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins. -- www.lawrence.edu
SH54897. Silver tetradrachm, Newell 81, SNG Alpha Bank 948, gVF, toned, weight 16.449 g, maximum diameter 30.0 mm, die axis 0o, Amphipolis mint, 291 - 290 B.C.; obverse Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity, Poseidon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, nude, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander); ex Pegasi Numismatics, toned, high relief and nice style; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C.

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This type was issued in preparation for Demetrios' invasion of Asia Minor. Demetrios was defeated, imprisoned by Seleukos and died in captivity in 283 B.C. The bull's horns suggest his relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. The portrait is individualized, but evokes the image of Alexander. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins. -- www.lawrence.edu
SH17282. Silver tetradrachm, Newell p. 96, 89 and pl. VIII, 8, SNG Cop 1179 var, gVF, weight 16.927 g, maximum diameter 28.8 mm, die axis 45o, Macedonia, Pella mint, c. 290 - 289 B.C.; obverse Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity, Poseidon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram left; uneven toning, beautiful coin struck in high relief, ex Coin Galleries 16 Feb 94; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C.

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This type was issued in preparation for Demetrios' invasion of Asia Minor. Demetrios was defeated, imprisoned by Seleukos and died in captivity in 283 B.C. The bull's horns suggest his relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. The portrait is individualized, but evokes the image of Alexander. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins. -- www.lawrence.edu
SH08305. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Ashmolean 3249, Newell 92, 84, gVF, weight 17.22 g, maximum diameter 27.3 mm, die axis 0o, Macedonia, Pella mint, c. 290 - 289 B.C.; obverse Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity, Poseidon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, foot on rock, trident in left, monograms in fields (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander); beautiful coin struck in high relief; rare; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C.

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This type was struck to support Demetrios' invasion of Asia Minor. Demetrios was defeated, imprisoned by Seleukos and died in captivity in 283 B.C.

Although the portrait is individualized, it evokes the image of Alexander the Great. The bull was sacred to Poseidon and the horns on Demetrios' portrait suggest his relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins.

The reverse type was apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor for Alexander.
SH68255. Silver tetradrachm, Newell p. 148, 160; SNG Alpha Bank 953; Meydancikkale 2585; cf. SNG Saroglos 902 ff. (controls); SNG Cop 1177 (same), gVF, some corrosion, weight 16.106 g, maximum diameter 28.4 mm, die axis 315o, uncertain (Asia Minor?) mint, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Demetrios right, with horns of a bull; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left, star above ∆ outer left, A outer right; scarce; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C.

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This type was issued in preparation for Demetrios' invasion of Asia Minor. Demetrios was defeated, imprisoned by Seleukos and died in captivity in 283 B.C. The bull's horns suggest his relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. The portrait is individualized, but evokes the image of Alexander. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins. -- www.lawrence.edu
SH21627. Silver tetradrachm, Newell p. 96, 89 and pl. VIII, 5, SNG Cop 1179 var, gVF, toned, weight 17.233 g, maximum diameter 30.2 mm, die axis 45o, Macedonia, Pella mint, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C.; obverse Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity, Poseidon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram left; SOLD


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

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The shopping mall is not a new idea. The Macellum Magnum was a shopping mall located on the Caelian Hill in Rome, dedicated by Nero in 59 A.D. The building had flanking wings of slightly different construction and a central dome which may have been 120 feet (36 meters) in diameter. Records indicate the mall was still open in the fourth century A.D. Part of it may be incorporated into the church of S. Stefano Rotundo which stands today.The Macellum Magnum appears to have been the model for many medieval government buildings in Europe, all the U.S. state capitols and the U.S. national capitol building. (Source: Monumental Coins by Marvin Tameanko)
SH41436. Orichalcum dupondius, BMCRE I 197, pl. 43.7 (same dies); RIC I 111, MacDowall p. 56, 184 (7 spec. from 2 obv. and 1 rev. die); cf. Cohen 358 (10 fr.), VF, Tiber patina, weight 15.945 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 180o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, 64 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P, radiate head right; reverse anepigraphic, Macellum Magnum (great market), two-story, domed section, wings unequal height, steps with dolphin on each side, Neptune statue holding a long scepter inside; one of FORVM's favorite Roman coin types!; SOLD




  




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