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The Michael Arsalan Collection
Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Augusta Bilbilis, Hispania Tarraconensis

|Hispania|, |Augustus,| |16| |January| |27| |B.C.| |-| |19| |August| |14| |A.D.,| |Augusta| |Bilbilis,| |Hispania| |Tarraconensis||provincial| |as|NEW
Bilbilis, the capital of the Celtiberian Lusones tribe, was refounded under Augustus and designated a municipium. The designation included many privileges under Roman law, including bestowing Roman citizenship on all its inhabitants. Bilbilis was the birthplace of famous poet Martial, c. 40 A.D. The city's heyday was the 1st century. It declined rapidly in the 2nd century A.D. and by the 3rd century it was half-deserted. The modern town of Calatayud was founded near this Roman site. Recent excavations have uncovered many of the impressive remains visible today which dominate the surrounding area and are testament to the city's rich past. Bilbilis
RP98441. Bronze provincial as, Villaronga-Benages 3017a (same ligatures), RPC I 392, SNG Cop 615, SNG Stockholm 1814, F, dark toned fields, flatly struck, weight 13.354 g, maximum diameter 28.6 mm, die axis 270o, Bilbilis (near Calatayud, Spain) mint, 2 B.C. - 14 A.D.; obverse AVGVSTVS DIV F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right; reverse MVN AVGVSTA BILBILIS M SEMP TIBERI L LICI VARO (magistrates counterclockwise below, MVN, AV, MP and VA ligate), laurel wreath containing II VIR (duumviri); from the Michael Arslan Collection; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00
 


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior

|Nikopolis|, |Septimius| |Severus,| |9| |April| |193| |-| |4| |February| |211| |A.D.,| |Nikopolis| |ad| |Istrum,| |Moesia| |Inferior||assarion|
Nicopolis ad Istrum was founded by Trajan around 101-106, at the junction of the Iatrus (Yantra) and the Rositsa rivers, in memory of his victory over the Dacians. Its ruins are located at the village of Nikyup, 20 km north of Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. The town peaked during the reigns of Trajan, Hadrian, the Antonines and the Severan dynasty. In 447, Nicopolis was destroyed by Attila's Huns. In the 6th century, it was rebuilt as a powerful fortress enclosing little more than military buildings and churches, following a very common trend for the cities of that century in the Danube area. It was finally destroyed by the Avar invasions at the end of the 6th century.
RP97502. Bronze assarion, H-H-J Nikopolis 8.14.54.9 (R3), Varbanov I 2349 (R3), AMNG I 1447 var. (rev. ends / IC), Moushmov 975 var. (leg. in 3 lines), SNG Cop -, BMC Thrace -, VF, slight double strike on the obverse, minor porosity, off center on an irregularly shaped flan, weight 2.956 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 195o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, 9 Apr 193 - 4 Feb 211 A.D.; obverse AV K Λ C CEVHPOC, laureate head right; reverse NIKO/ΠOΛIT / ΠPOC / I in four lines within laurel wreath; from the Michael Arslan Collection; scarce; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00
 


Indo-Greek Kingdom, Baktria, Antialkidas Nikephoros, c. 130 - 120 B.C.

|Indo-Greek| |Kingdoms|, |Indo-Greek| |Kingdom,| |Baktria,| |Antialkidas| |Nikephoros,| |c.| |130| |-| |120| |B.C.||AE| |22|
Brahmi is the modern name for a writing system of ancient India. The Brahmi script appeared in South Asia in the third century B.C. Its descendants, Brahmic scripts, continue to be in use today in South Asia and also in Southeast Asia.
GB95884. Bronze AE 22, HGC 12 261 (R2), SNG ANS 1106, Bopearachchi 15a, Fair/Fine, corrosion, earthen deposits, weight 4.467 g, maximum diameter 21.9 mm, die axis 0o, Baktria mint, 130 - 120 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY ANTIAΛKI∆OY, bust of Zeus brandishing thunderbolt; reverse Brahmi: Maharajasa jayadharasa Amtialkidasa (of Great King Antialkidas the Victory-bearer), two caps of Dioskouroi with palm branches in center, monogram below left; from the Michael Arslan Collection; rare; $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00
 


Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D., Antiocheia, Pisidia

|Pisidia|, |Gallienus,| |August| |253| |-| |September| |268| |A.D.,| |Antiocheia,| |Pisidia||AE| |20|
Paul of Tarsus gave his first sermon to the Gentiles (Acts 13:13-52) at Antiochia in Pisidia, and visited the city once on each of his missionary journeys, helping to make Antioch a center of early Christianity in Anatolia. Antioch in Pisidia is also known as Antiochia Caesareia and Antiochia in Phrygia.
RP97495. Bronze AE 20, SNG BnF 1323 (same obv. die), Krzyzanowska -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, BMC Lycia -, VF, brown tone with brassy high points, well centered but tight flan cuts of parts of the obverse legend, weight 3.348 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 180o, Antioch in Pisidia (Yalvac, Turkey) mint, Aug 253 - Sep 268 A.D.; obverse IMP CA GALLIHNVS PIVS R, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANTI-OCHI CL, vexillum topped with eagle, flanked by two legionary standards, · S R (Senatus Romanum) in exergue; from the Michael Arslan Collection; $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00
 


Aurelian, August 270 - October or November 275 A.D., Perga, Pamphylia

|Perga|, |Aurelian,| |August| |270| |-| |October| |or| |November| |275| |A.D.,| |Perga,| |Pamphylia||10| |assaria|NEW
Perga was the capital of Pamphylia. Today it is a large site of ancient ruins, 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) east of Antalya on the southwestern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. During the Hellenistic period, Perga was one of the richest and most beautiful cities in the ancient world, famous for its temple of Artemis. It also is notable as the home of the renowned mathematician Apollonius of Perga.Agora in Perga
RB98440. Bronze 10 assaria, cf. SNG BnF 620; SNG Cop 366; BMC Lycia p. 139, 101; SNGvA -, SNG Hunterian -, aF, rough, earthen deposits, weight 11.583 g, maximum diameter 28.1 mm, die axis 0o, Perga (near Antalya, Turkey) mint, Aug 253 - Sep 268 A.D.; obverse AVT KΛ ∆OM AYPHΛIANOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right, I (mark of value) lower right; reverse PEΠEΠ</EΠGAIWN NEWKOΠWN, simulacrum of Pergaean Artemis flanked by star left and crescent right within temple distyle temple of Artemis Pergaia, D in pediment; from the Michael Arslan Collection; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00
 


Spain, Felipe III el Piadoso, 1598 - 1621

|Spain|, |Spain,| |Felipe| |III| |el| |Piadoso,| |1598| |-| |1621||4| |maravedis|NEW
Phillip III, known in Spain as Philip the Pious,[1] Philip's political reputation abroad has been largely negative. was King of Spain, and as Philip II, King of Portugal, Naples, Sicily, and Sardinia; and Duke of Milan from 1598 until his death in 1621. Philip III married his cousin Margaret of Austria, sister of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor. He was known in Spain as Philip the Pious, his political reputation abroad has been largely negative.
WO98450. Bronze 4 maravedis, SCWC KM 6.5, KM Spain 14, Cayon-Castan ME 2228, gVF, well centered, light earthen deposits, small edge split, weight 3.174 g, maximum diameter 20.8 mm, die axis 330o, Segovia mint, 1618; obverse + PHILIPPVS • III • D • G, castle with three turrets, vertical aqueduct (mint mark) left, m (moneyer´s mark) right; reverse HISPANIARVM • REX • 1618 •, rampant lion left; from the Michael Arslan Collection; $.01 (€.01) ON RESERVE







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