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Piety (Pietas)

Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to other people, gods and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.

Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.

|Julia| |Domna|, |Julia| |Domna,| |Augusta| |194| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.||denarius|NEW
Julia Domna was Septimius Severus' second wife and mother of Caracalla and Geta. Intelligent, talented and beautiful, she had great influence during her husband's reign and nearly administered the empire for her son. After Caracalla's murder, she either committed suicide by starvation or died of breast cancer.
RS112543. Silver denarius, RIC IV S574; RSC III 156, BMCRE V p. 165, S69; SRCV 6601; Hunter III 18, EF, flow lines, toned, slightly off center, tiny edge cracks, weight 3.231 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 196 - 211 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing slightly left, veiled head left, altar at feet left, raising both hands in invocation; $170.00 SALE PRICE $153.00


Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.

|Julia| |Domna|, |Julia| |Domna,| |Augusta| |194| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.||denarius|
Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
RS112405. Silver denarius, RIC IV S574; BMCRE V p. 165, 69; RSC III 156; Hunter III 18; SRCV II 6601, EF, choice obv. with nice portrait, rev. center a little weak, edge splits/cracks, weight 3.397 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 203 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing slightly left, veiled head left, altar at feet left, raising both hands in invocation; $150.00 SALE PRICE $135.00


Julia Maesa, Augusta 8 June 218 - 224 or 225 A.D.

|Julia| |Maesa|, |Julia| |Maesa,| |Augusta| |8| |June| |218| |-| |224| |or| |225| |A.D.||denarius|
Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
RS111519. Silver denarius, RIC IV 263; RSC III 29; BMCRE V p. 541, 73; Hunter III 7, SRCV II 7754, Choice EF, well centered, luster, flow lines, edge cracks, weight 3.236 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 222 - c. 223 A.D.; obverse IVLIA MAESA AVG, older draped bust right, hair in slight nearly vertical waves, looped plait at back; reverse PIETAS AVG (to the piety of the Emperor), Pietas standing half-left, veiled, dropping incense from right hand over lit and garlanded altar at feet, incense box in left hand; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 124 (8 Jan 2023), lot 881 (part of); $135.00 SALE PRICE $122.00


Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.

|Antoninus| |Pius|, |Antoninus| |Pius,| |August| |138| |-| |7| |March| |161| |A.D.||denarius|NEW
The reverse legend abbreviates Vota Suscepta Decennalia Tertia, Consul Quartum, indicating Antoninus Pius had taken vows (made offerings and prayers) for the 30th anniversary of his rule and that he is consul for the 4th time. Antoninus Pius did not, however, actually rule for 30 years. The vows were made on the 20th anniversary of his rule, in the hope for ten more successful years.
RS111584. Silver denarius, RIC III 293a, RSC II 1117, BMCRE IV 582, Hunter II 122 var. (rev. leg. abbreviations), SRCV II 4140 var. (no bull), F/aF, light toning, flow lines, obv. off center, scratches, edge splits/cracks, weight 2.890 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, Dec 158 - Dec 159 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, laureate head right; reverse VOTA SVSCEP DECENN III, Antoninus standing half left, togate, sacrificing over tripod left, small sacrificial bull on far side of altar, COS IIII in exergue; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 124 (8 Jan 2023), lot 986 (part of); $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00


Julius Caesar, Imperator and Dictator, October 49 - 15 March 44 B.C.

|Julius| |Caesar|, |Julius| |Caesar,| |Imperator| |and| |Dictator,| |October| |49| |-| |15| |March| |44| |B.C.||denarius|
In Feb 44 B.C. the senate named Julius Caesar dictator for life. Fearing that he wished to become king, on the 15th of Mar, 63 senators assassinated him with their knives. His assassination plunged the Roman Republic into 17 years of civil war, after which it would re-emerge as the Roman Empire.
SH82705. Silver denarius, Alfldi Caesar, type III, 115 (this coin); BMCRR Rome 4147 (also I); Crawford 480/3; RSC I 34; Sydenham 1056; Sear Imperators 100; RBW 1678 (H) , gVF, toned, bankers mark on obverse, areas of flat strike, attractive deep old cabinet toning, with hints of iridescence around the devices, weight 3.607 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 30o, Rome mint, moneyer M. Mettius, Jan - Feb 44 B.C.; obverse CAESARIMP, wreathed head of Caesar right, cymbium (boat shaped cup used as a wine ladle) and lituus (augural wand) behind; reverse M METTIVS, Venus standing left, Victory in her extended right hand, long transverse scepter in left hand, resting left elbow on shield which rests on globe, I (control letter) in lower left field; ex Roma Numismatics e-sale 23 (9 Jan 2016), lot 376; ex Andrew McCabe Collection; ex CNG e-auction 237 (21 July 2010), lot 344; ex Professor L Fontana Collection; rare; SOLD


Roman Republic, Sextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet, Executed 35 B.C., Portrait of Pompey the Great

|Pompeians|, |Roman| |Republic,| |Sextus| |Pompey,| |Imperator| |and| |Prefect| |of| |the| |Fleet,| |Executed| |35| |B.C.,| |Portrait| |of| |Pompey| |the| |Great||denarius|
This type was struck while Sextus Pompey was free-booting in Spain following the Battle of Munda. Pietas was the Pompeians' battle cry at Munda and the reverse type refers to his vow to avenge the deaths of his father and elder brother. Babelon and Grueber interpret SAL as salutatus. Crawford and Buttrey identify it as a mintmark for Salpensa, but David Sear points out that such a prominent mintmark would be unprecedented on a denarius of the period and seems to be an integral part of the legend.
RR77515. Silver denarius, Buttrey Pietas Type 4 (6/D); Crawford 477/3a; Sydenham 1042a; Sear CRI 232b, RSC I Pompeia 13, gF, attractive old cabinet tone, banker's marks, light bumps and scratches, weight 3.331 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 90o, uncertain Hispania mint, 45 - 44 B.C.; obverse SEX MAGN PIVS IMP SAL, bare head of Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great) right; reverse Pietas standing left, palm branch in right hand, long scepter transverse in left hand, PIETAS downward on right; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; Roma Numismatics auction 23, lot 372; ex Gemini auction X (13 Jan 2013), lot 261; ex Randy Haviland Collection; ex Hans Schulman sale 30 (19 Nov 1960), lot 1322; ex Gibbs collection; very rare; SOLD


Faustina Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - Early 141, Wife of Antoninus Pius

|Faustina| |Sr.|, |Faustina| |Sr.,| |Augusta| |25| |February| |138| |-| |Early| |141,| |Wife| |of| |Antoninus| |Pius||dupondius|
Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
RB28948. Orichalcum dupondius, RIC III AP1161 var. (obv. legend), SRCV II 4641 var. (same), aEF, weight 11.305 g, maximum diameter 25.3 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 147 - 161 A.D.; obverse DIVA AVG FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair elaborately waived and banded, drawn up at the back and piled in a round coil at top; reverse AETERNITAS S C, Pietas standing left by altar raising right hand and holding box of incense; some smoothing on reverse; rare; SOLD


Maximus, Caesar, 235 or 236 - 24 June 238 A.D.

|Maximus|, |Maximus,| |Caesar,| |235| |or| |236| |-| |24| |June| |238| |A.D.||denarius|
Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
RS95275. Silver denarius, RIC IV 1 (S), RSC III 1, BMCRE V 118, Hunter III 1, SRCV III 8404, Choice EF, light tone on mint luster, full legends on a broad flan, flow lines, edge cracks, weight 3.499 g, maximum diameter 20.8 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 235 - early 236 A.D.; obverse IVL VERVS MAXIMVS CAES, bare-headed and draped bust right, seen from behind; reverse PIETAS AVG (to the piety of the Emperor), implements of the augurate and pontificate, from left to right: lituus (augur's wand), secespita (knife), ewer (jug), simpulum (ladle) and aspergillum (sprinkler); scarce; SOLD


Lucilla, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of Lucius Verus

|Lucilla|, |Lucilla,| |Augusta| |c.| |164| |-| |182| |A.D.,| |Wife| |of| |Lucius| |Verus||sestertius|
For Roman wives, piety often meant accepting neglect. It was not considered adultery for a Roman husband to have sex with slaves or unmarried women. The historian Spartianus wrote that after Lucilla complained, Lucius Verus reproached her: "Uxor enim dignitatis nomen est, non voluptatis" (Wife is the name of dignity, not bliss).
RB92463. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC III 1756, BMCRE IV 1161, Cohen III 54, Hunter II 27, SRCV II 5505, VF, nice portrait, flow lines, well centered on a squared flan, light bumps and scratches, weight 26.206 g, maximum diameter 30.2 mm, die axis 330o, Rome mint, 164 - 166 A.D.; obverse LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right, hair waived and knotted in chignon low at back; reverse PIETAS, Pietas standing left, veiled, right hand extended over flaming altar at feet on left, incense box in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; from the Errett Bishop Collection; SOLD


Aelius, Caesar, July or August 136 - 1 January 138 A.D.

|Aelius|, |Aelius,| |Caesar,| |July| |or| |August| |136| |-| |1| |January| |138| |A.D.||denarius|
Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
SH14070. Silver denarius, RIC II Hadrian 432, RSC II 53, BMCRE III 972, SRCV II 3974, VF, weight 3.091 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 137 A.D.; obverse L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right; reverse TR POT COS II, Pietas standing half left, sacrificing with right over altar, box of incense in left; excellent bold portrait, old collection toning; scarce; SOLD







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