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Ancient Silver Coins Under $100

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

|Caracalla|, |Caracalla,| |28| |January| |198| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.||denarius|
Roma was a female deity who personified the city of Rome and more broadly, the Roman state. The earliest certain cult to dea Roma was established at Smyrna in 195 B.C., probably to mark the successful alliance against Antiochus III. In 30/29 B.C., the Koinon of Asia and Bithynia requested permission to honor Augustus as a living god. "Republican" Rome despised the worship of a living man, but an outright refusal might offend their loyal allies. A cautious formula was drawn up, non-Romans could only establish a cult for divus Augustus jointly with dea Roma. In the city of Rome itself, the earliest known state cult to dea Roma was combined with Venus at the Hadrianic Temple of Venus and Roma. This was the largest temple in the city, probably dedicated to inaugurate the reformed festival of Parilia, which was known thereafter as the Romaea after the Eastern festival in Roma's honor. The temple contained the seated, Hellenised image of dea Roma with a Palladium in her right hand to symbolize Rome's eternity.
RS70816. Silver denarius, RIC IV 69; RSC III 499; BMCRE V p. 240, 435; Hunter III 24; SRCV II 6856, VF, full borders strike, weight 3.444 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 203 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PONT TR P VI COS (high priest, holder of Tribunitian power for 6 years, consul), Roma standing left in military garb, Victory in extended right hand, inverted spear vertical behind in left; scarce; SOLD


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

|Titus|, |Titus,| |24| |June| |79| |-| |13| |September| |81| |A.D.||denarius|
Struck the year the Colosseum was opened! The Colosseum, started by Vespasian c. 72 A.D., was completed by Titus in 80 A.D. It was capable of seating 50,000 spectators. Games held for its inauguration lasted for 100 days and nights, during which some 5,000 animals were slaughtered
RS71883. Silver denarius, RIC II 112, RSC II 309, BnF III 62, BMCRE II 72, SRCV I 2517, aF, weight 3.278 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 80 A.D.; obverse IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right; reverse TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, dolphin coiled around anchor; SOLD


Roman Republic, C. Poblicius Malleolus, A. Postumius Albinus & L. Caecilius Metellus, 96 B.C.

|99-50| |B.C.|, |Roman| |Republic,| |C.| |Poblicius| |Malleolus,| |A.| |Postumius| |Albinus| |&| |L.| |Caecilius| |Metellus,| |96| |B.C.||denarius|
C. Poblicius Malleolus, A. Postumius Albinus, and L. Caecilius Metellus, were moneyers during 96 B.C., magistrates responsible for the production of the Roman coinage. Magistrates were not simple mint workers, they were officials who controlled the process, including the design on the coins themselves. During the Roman Republic, moneyers were called tresviri aere argento auro flando feriundo, literally "three men for casting [and] striking bronze, silver, [and] gold [coins]."
RR88383. Silver denarius, Crawford 335/1a, BMCRR II Italy 724, RSC I Caecilia 46a, RBW Collection 1200, Sydenham 611, SRCV 220 (refs. for no control symbol), VF, dark toning, banker's marks, scratches, crowded flan, weight 3.838 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, c. 96 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, hair in ringlets, A·ALB·S·F upward before, L·METEL downward behind, no control symbol; reverse Roma seated left on a pile of shields, spear vertical in right hand, crowned with wreath by Victory standing left behind her, C·MALL (AL ligate) downward on left, ROMA in exergue; ex Forum (2002); SOLD


Roman Republic, First Triumvirate, L. Marcius Philippus, 56 B.C.

|99-50| |B.C.|, |Roman| |Republic,| |First| |Triumvirate,| |L.| |Marcius| |Philippus,| |56| |B.C.||denarius|
The Marcia gens claimed descent from Ancus Marcius, the fourth king of Rome, who constructed the first aqueduct. The reverse honors the moneyer's ancestor, Q. Marcius Rex, who constructed the Aqua Marcia in 144 B.C. The lituus on the obverse may refer to the augurate of another ancestor, L. Marcius Philippus. This moneyer was the stepfather of Octavian.
RR91016. Silver denarius, SRCV I 382, Sydenham 919, Crawford 425/1, RSC I Marcia 28, aVF, tight oval shaped flan, weight 3.667 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 56 B.C.; obverse diademed head of King Ancus Marcius right, lituus behind, ANCVS below; reverse equestrian statue of Q. Marcius Rex above the aqueduct, Aqua Marcia, flower below horse, AQVA MAR (MAR in monogram) within the arches of the aqueduct, PHILIPPVS downward on left; from the Eric J. Engstrom Collection; SOLD


Chersonesos, Thrace, c. 400 - 338 B.C.

|Chersonesos|, |Chersonesos,| |Thrace,| |c.| |400| |-| |338| |B.C.||hemidrachm|
Chersonesos is Greek for 'peninsula' and several cities used the name. The city in Thracian Chersonesos (the Gallipoli peninsula) that struck these coins is uncertain. The coins may have been struck at Cardia by the peninsula as a league, or perhaps they were struck by lost city on the peninsula named Chersonesos. Chersonesos was controlled by Athens from 560 B.C. to 338 B.C., aside from a brief period during this time when it was controlled by Persia. It was taken by Philip II of Macedonia in 338 B.C., Pergamon in 189 B.C., and Rome in 133 B.C. It was later ruled by the Byzantine Empire and then by the Ottoman Turks.
GS92915. Silver hemidrachm, McClean II 4114; BMC Thrace p. 185, 41; Weber 2424, VF, porous, scratches, weight 2.271 g, maximum diameter 13.4 mm, Cherronesos (Gallipoli peninsula) mint, c. 400 - 338 B.C.; obverse lion forepart right, head turned back left, tongue protruding; reverse quadripartite incuse with alternating shallow and deeper sunken quarters, pellet above YE (ligature) in one sunk quadrant, a bee in the opposite sunk quadrant; SOLD


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

|Caracalla|, |Caracalla,| |28| |January| |198| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.||denarius|
In 217, the Colosseum was badly damaged by a fire started by lightning, which destroyed the wooden upper levels of the amphitheater.
RS57610. Silver denarius, RIC IV 291b, RSC III 385, VF, weight 1.938 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 217 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right; reverse P M TR P XX COS IIII P P (high priest, holder of Tribunitian power for 20 years, consul for the 4th time, father of the country), Serapis seated left, wearing kalathos on head, wreath of grain(?) or sistrum(?) in right, long scepter vertical behind in left; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C.

|Macedonian| |Kingdom|, |Macedonian| |Kingdom,| |Philip| |III| |Arrhidaeus| |and| |Alexander| |IV,| |323| |-| |317| |B.C.||drachm|
Struck shortly after Alexander's death during the joint reign of Alexander's mentally disabled half-brother, Philip III, and Alexander's infant son with Roxana, Alexander IV. Kolophon also struck coins during this period in the name of Philip. Traditionally coins naming Alexander have been attributed to Alexander III the Great, but undoubtedly the Alexander named on this coin was the infant son of Roxana, Alexander IV. The two were made joint kings by Alexander's generals who only intended to use them as pawns. Philip III was imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia, and in 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias. Olympias was Alexander the Great's mother and Alexander IV's grandmother, but not Philip III's mother. Alexander IV and his mother Roxana were executed by the boy's regent, Kassander, in 311 B.C. The ruins of Kolophon are south of the town Degirmendere Fev in the Menderes district of Izmir Province, Turkey.
GS85756. Silver drachm, Price 1759, Müller Alexander 317, SNG Cop 950, SNG Alpha Bank 606, SNG Saroglos 731, SNG Munchen 506, Thompson-Bellinger Colophon 6, aVF, toned, tight flan, marks and scratches, some porosity, weight 3.937 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 335o, Ionia, Kolophon (near Degirmendere Fev, Turkey) mint, Menander or Kleitos, c. 323 - 319 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, feet on footstool, right leg drawn back, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, AΛEΞAN∆POY downward on right, star with eight rays left, spearhead upward outer right; SOLD


France, County of Anjou, Fulk IV, Geoffrey IV to Fulk V, 1060 - 1129

|France|, |France,| |County| |of| |Anjou,| |Fulk| |IV,| |Geoffrey| |IV| |to| |Fulk| |V,| |1060| |-| |1129||denier|
Fulk IV (French: Foulques) was Count of Anjou, 1068 - 1109. He supposedly wrote a history of Anjou and its rulers. Only the first part describing his ancestry, is extant. The second part, supposedly describing Fulk's own rule, is lost. If he did write it, it is one of the first medieval works of history written by a layman.

Geoffrey IV, called Martel (the Hammer), was Count of Anjou, 1103 until his early death in 1106, either co-ruling with his father, Fulk IV, or in opposition to him. He was popular with the Church and grew a reputation for curbing tyranny and opposing his violent father, who, according to Orderic Vitalis, enjoyed pillaging and terrorising his subjects.

Fulk the Younger, was Count of Anjou (as Fulk V), 1109 - 1129, and King of Jerusalem from 1131 to his death. He was also the paternal grandfather of Henry II of England.
ME67998. Silver denier, Poey-dAvant 1495, Boudeau 152 - 153 var., Roberts 4113 var, VF, clipped, weight 0.742 g, maximum diameter 16.2 mm, die axis 45o, Angers mint, obverse + VRBS ANDEGAVIS, reversed FVLKO monogram; reverse + FVLCO COMES, Croix cantonnée, alpha and omega in the 4th and 2d quarters; rare; SOLD


Parthian Empire, Vologases VI, 208 - 228 A.D.

|Parthian| |Empire|, |Parthian| |Empire,| |Vologases| |VI,| |208| |-| |228| |A.D.||tetradrachm|
Soon after Vologases VI succeeded his father to the throne, his brother Artabanus V rebelled against him and became master of the greater part of the empire. Vologases VI retained a part of Babylonia. Meanwhile, in 224, Ardashir I, the founder of the Sassanid Empire, defeated and killed Artabanus V and conquered the eastern provinces. Over the following years, Ardashir I expanded his new empire, and must have defeated Vologases VI in 228 or 229.
GS66775. Silver tetradrachm, cf. Sellwood 88.2 (month ΠEPIT); Shore 450 (month off flan); BMC Parthia p. 241, 2 - 4 (same), VF, porous, weight 8.652 g, maximum diameter 25.9 mm, die axis 0o, Seleukeia on the Tigris mint, 208 - 209 A.D.; obverse diademed bust left, wearing tiara, B behind; reverse BACIΛEWC BACIΛEWN APCAKOY OΛOΓACOY ∆IKAIOY EΠIΦANOYC ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC, king enthroned left receiving diadem from Tyche standing right, KΦ (Seleucid Era year 520) above center, month in exergue (off flan); SOLD


Sasanian Empire, Peroz, 457 - 484 A.D.

|Sasanian| |Empire|, |Sasanian| |Empire,| |Peroz,| |457| |-| |484| |A.D.||drachm|
The Huns defeated Peroz in 483. Following this victory, the Huns plundered parts of eastern Persia for two years bringing chaos to the kingdom. They exacted heavy tribute for some years thereafter. Peroz I tried again to drive out the Hephthalites, but on the way to Herat, he and his army were trapped by the Huns in the desert. Peroz I was killed, and his army was wiped out.
WA67052. Silver drachm, Göbl SN III/1, 175; Mitchiner ACW 983, gVF, weight 4.038 g, maximum diameter 27.1 mm, die axis 90o, at or near Nemavand, Media, NY (Mitchiner's NB) mint, 459 - 484 A.D.; obverse degraded Pahlavi legend, crowned bust with frontal crescent; reverse two attendants at both sides of the fire altar, degraded Pahlavi inscription (king's name, no date), mint signature (NY) right, all surrounded by a single border; SOLD




  




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