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Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria

|Antioch|, |Elagabalus,| |16| |May| |218| |-| |11| |March| |222| |A.D.,| |Antioch,| |Seleucis| |and| |Pieria,| |Syria||8| |assaria|
The Tyche of Antioch was a cult statue of the city goddess (fortune) of Antioch, venerated in a temple called the Tychaion. The statue was made by Eutychides of Sicyon (c. 335 - c. 275), a pupil of the great Lysippus. It was the best-known piece of Seleucid art, remarkable because it was sculpted to be viewed from all directions, unlike many statues from the period. Although the original has been lost, many copies exist, including the one in the photograph right, now at the Vatican. The goddess is seated on a rock (Mount Sipylus), has her right foot on a swimming figure (the river Orontes), wears a mural crown (the city's walls), and has grain in her right hand (the city's fertility).Tyche of Antioch
RY93152. Bronze 8 assaria, McAlee 803(a); Butcher 474a; Weber 7969; SNG Cop 250 - 251; BMC Galatia p. 206, 459 - 462, F, tight flan, porosity, weight 15.981 g, maximum diameter 31.8 mm, die axis 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, obverse AVT KAI MA ANTΩNEINOC C, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse ANTIOXEΩN M KOΛΩ, city-goddess seated left on rock, wearing turreted crown, two stalks of grain in right hand, left arm rests on rocks, river-god Orontes swimming left at her feet, above ram running left with head turned back right, ∆ - E (∆ EΠAPXEIΩN - of the four eparchies) over S - C (senatus consulto) across field; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $80.00 (65.60)


Salamis, Cyprus, Euelthon (or Successors), c. 530 - 500 B.C.

|Cyprus|, |Salamis,| |Cyprus,| |Euelthon| |(or| |Successors),| |c.| |530| |-| |500| |B.C.||obol|
Little is recorded of Euelthon's reign. He dedicated a notable incense altar to Apollo at Delphi, which, Herodotus tells us stood in the Treasury of the Corinthians. He struck the first silver coinage of Cyprus. A ram or ram's head was used on obverse of the coins of the kings of Cyprus from Euelthon to Euagoras I.
GA83710. Silver obol, Bank of Cyprus 8; BMC Cyprus p. 47, 8 - 9; SNG Cop 33; Asyut -, VF, nice style, toned, scratches, edge bump, weight 0.883 g, maximum diameter 9.7 mm, Salamis mint, c. 530/520 - 500 B.C.; obverse ram's head left; reverse blank; rare; SOLD


Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.

|Carausius|, |Romano-British| |Empire,| |Carausius,| |Mid| |286| |-| |Spring| |or| |Early| |Summer| |293| |A.D.||antoninianus|
Colchester (Camulodunum) and its wall were rebuilt by the Romans after Queen Boudica led a rebellion in A.D. 60 and destroyed the town. Balkerne Gate in Colchester is the largest Roman arch in Britain. Balkerne Gate Colchester
RA73251. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-II 56 (R2), Webb Carausius 60, SRCV IV 13607 var. (ML in ex.), Hunter IV 3 var. (ML in ex.), King Unmarked -, aVF, small flan (probably overstruck), weight 3.279 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 180o, Londinium (London) mint, c. mid 286 - early/mid 287; obverse IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate and draped bust right; reverse LEG I MIN, ram standing right, no control or mintmarks; from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection; very rare; SOLD







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